The Best Beds Available... And How to Make Your own!
(no tools required!)
When we moved into our new home, dog bunk beds became a necessity. I needed a way to keep my two small dogs close to me, and these beds were a great solution! They look neat and I'm no longer constantly tripping over dog beds.
I checked into purchasing a set of these 2-tiered beds, but soon realized that I already had everything I needed to my make own. And they are every bit as cute and nice as the beds I could have purchased... and a lot less money, too.
My dogs love their beds! Not as much as the living room furniture, though (of course)!
Below are the instructions for making your own dog bunk beds. No hammer or nails required, but if you're not really the do-it-yourself type, I've put a lot of time into finding (and keeping this page updated) with the best deals on the best dog bunk beds available for purchase today.
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How To Make Your Own Dog Bunk Beds
As promised, I will show you how I managed to make a set of dog bunk beds without the need of tools... and my dogs love them!
I started with a simple dog crate, like this Large 2-Door Pet Crate
available at most retail and online stores.
Having two doors makes the crate feel more open and more like a bed underneath.
I made my own mattress/pad for the top bunk. To cover the top grates, I simply cut a piece of cardboard to fit on top of the crate, covered it with a fluffy blanket, then secured it with plastic ties - placed strategically around the edges. But you could always opt for something like this Fleece crate liner (already the perfect size) if you'd like the top bunk to have sides. Always be sure to secure it on top using plastic ties, string, etc.
Then place a set of pet steps like these Pet Gear Easy Step III Pet Stairs
beside the crate. Or, if you prefer, instead of stairs I used a ramp like the ones to the right (make sure to choose one tall enough to reach somewhere near the top of your crate).... and voila!
I placed it near the window in my office and my dogs use it to lay in the sun most of the day and look out the window.
Okay... I said 'no tools', but I have to admit that I did use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the doors of the crate. I think it's necessary to remove the doors, but it was very easy to do.
The best part of making my own dog bunk beds is that I was able to use a few items that I already had. If you already have a one door crate and a set of steps or a dog ramp, you already have most everything you need as well!
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