How to build a bunk bed for your pets

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Got more than one fur baby in the household? A bunk bed is a great idea for providing them a comfortable bed of their own. And it’s easy to build one!

Some pets get along with each other really well, while some fight quite often like brothers and sisters. No matter how your fur babies treat each other, they always deserve to have their own, ‘personal space’.

A bunk bed doesn’t only allow your pets to enjoy some alone time. It also keeps the space occupied at a minimum since one bed is on top of the other. So if you’ve got two or more dogs but have a very limited space, a DIY dog bunk bed is the solution for you!

Building it yourself keeps your expenses low, too! You can use pallets, logs and other reclaimed timber. You can even repurpose and modify a crib or any old furniture you’re thinking of replacing!

Think your pet dogs need a bunk bed?

Get inspiration by viewing our album, and see how you can make one by watching the video below. :)

Materials:

  • Plywood
  • Timber
  • Nails
  • Wood Glue

Tools:

  • Table Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Marker
  • Hammer
  • Nail Gun
  • Drill
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • Sander
  • Wood Clamps

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Thanks to Shadetree Woodworking (Dean) for this great project. Watch the video tutorial here:

 

  • Kelsey Chatigny

    Hi,
    I was wondering how to get the plans to make one of the dog bunk beds. I can’t just wing it and figure out how to make it end up in its final form.

    Thanks in advance!
    Kelsey C.

    • David Wilks

      Hi Kelsey,

      We’ll be releasing a range of plans in the near future.

      • Kelly

        Have you released the plans yet for any of the dog beds? I would like to try to build one for my dog. If so, where can we find them?

        Thanks,
        Kelly

  • Shane Fincher

    I’m trying to figure out what wood material to build the single bed that has the food bowls that are built into the bottom,is there anyway you can tell me what wood materials I need?

    • sandy

      Hi Shane,

      You could use plywood or cedar boards :)