EP. 72 DIY MID CENTURY MODERN DOG BED
Today on Modern Builds I'm building my dog his own Mid Century modern inspired dog bed. I decided to use walnut for the project. If that's not available in your area, feel free to use pine, maple, oak, whatever you prefer.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
3/16" plywood for bottom
Boiled Linseed Oil: http://amzn.to/2w2mLJg
Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/2xb7RRh
Pocket Hole Jig (Mine): http://amzn.to/2xby7e7
Pocket Hole Jig (More Affordable Version): http://amzn.to/2w2dQaG
3/8" dowel to plug holes
The first step was to measure the dog bed I'd be using. The measurements going forward are all going to depend on that.
After I'd cut my pieces to length, I made a recess on the bottom of each piece called a "Rabbit". I made this by making multiple passes on my table saw moving the fence in about and 1/8th of an inch at a time.
To attach the pieces together, I used my pocket hole jig drill bit to create a recess that the screws can sit in. Once the pieces are attached, I insered 3/8" dowel pieces to plug up the holes.
I cut out a piece of 3/16" plywood to fit the bottom of the box. I added glue and hammered in some nails
I cut some 1x2 pieces of walnut to make my legs. I took two pieces and glued them together to make a 2x2 block, then I squared them up on my table saw. If you don't have a table saw, some sanding should also take care of it.
I attached the legs to the apron pieces with pocket screws.
I made sure the base was equidistant from the edges of the box, then glued and screwed them together.
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