5 Free Dog Bunk Bed Plans (Easy to DIY)

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If you have more than one dog, then you know that a good portion of your floor space tends to be dedicated to their beds. If you’re tired of tripping and tip-toeing around a maze of dog beds, you may want to consider stacking them up as bunk beds.

Purchasing a dog bunk bed can be expensive. Why spend so much when you can customize and build your own dog bed? With basic woodworking knowledge and a plan, you can have a functional and attractive dog bunk bed on a budget.

We’ve piled up five free dog bunk bed plans and provided you with a list of tools and supplies that you’ll need to complete each project. These easy-to-DIY plans will help you to free up floor space and give your dogs a comfortable place to rest.

1. DIY Dog Bunk Beds From Instructables Living

DIY Dog Bunk Beds From Instructables Living
Image: Instructables Living

Tools
  • Kreg jig
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Clamps
  • Chop saw
  • Tape measure
  • Power drill driver
  • Power nailer
  • Pencil

Supplies
  • Wood
  • 7/16” OSB plywood
  • Pocket hole screws
  • Wood screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood filler
  • Wood glue
  • Stain or paint
  • Brushes or rags
  • Two pet beds

With detailed tools and supplies lists, thorough directions, and helpful illustrations, you’ll be able to easily follow the building plans from Instructables Living. The finished bunk beds have a solid rectangular structure and an attractive look. With a pair of pillow-style dog beds, your dogs will have a comfortable place to rest.

2. A DIY Pet Bed Tutorial: Love Bunks by Charleston Crafted

A DIY Pet Bed Tutorial: Love Bunks by Charleston Crafted
Image: Charleston Crafted

Tools
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
Supplies
  • Wood
  • Pine boards
  • Screws
  • Wood screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Stain
  • Rag
  • Foam
  • Fleece

Charleston Crafted offers both an instructional video of the dog bunk bed plans and written plans accompanied by pictures. The result is a simple, sturdy dog bunk bed that’s relatively easy to construct, along with handmade no-sew cushions. It evens works, as in this case, to provide sleeping areas for a dog and a cat.

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3. Give Your Pets Their Own “Personal Space” by Building a Dog Bunk Bed! by The Owner Builder Network

Give Your Pets Their Own “Personal Space” by Building a Dog Bunk Bed! by The Owner Builder Network
Image: The Owner Builder Network

Tools
  • Table saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Hammer
  • Nail gun
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Sander
  • Clamps
Supplies
  • Plywood
  • Timber
  • Nails
  • Wood glue

The Owner Builder Network provides plenty of inspiration by sharing several dog bunk bed styles. If you scroll down, you’ll find an instructional video that shows the process of how to DIY a dog bunk bed that includes stairs. The upper level is more like a loft, and the lower level provides a larger area to place a dog bed.

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4. Making Cat or Dog Bunk Beds by Rag ‘N’ Bone Brown

Making Cat or Dog Bunk Beds by Rag ‘N’ Bone Brown
Image: Rag ‘N’ Bone Brown

Tools
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Circular saw
  • Miter saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Hammer
  • Nail gun
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Orbit sander
  • Clamps
Supplies
  • Wood
  • Particleboard
  • Wood glue
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Wood filler
  • Stain
  • Rag

Despite the bunk bed picture featuring a cat, this bunk bed design by Rag ‘N’ Bone Brown can easily accommodate small to medium dogs. Be sure to scroll down to the video for a more detailed demonstration of how to make this project. 

5. Dog Bunk Bed by Shade Tree Woodworker

Tools
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Circular saw
  • Miter saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Hammer
  • Nail gun
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Belt sander
  • Clamps
  • Paint supplies
Supplies
  • Wood
  • Particleboard
  • Wood glue
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Wood filler
  • Paint

This how-to video by Shade Tree Woodworker demonstrates the process for making an attractive loft-style bunk bed with accompanying stairs. All you’ll need to add is two purchased rectangular pillow-style dog beds.

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