How to make a Zen Pet Bed

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I made this chic Zen pet bed using some newel posts. 

Here's how you can make one too, and/or the supplies you'll need to buy:

  • Make a wooden box for your pet bed platform.  I used a wood box I already had laying around.
  • Turn the box upside down.  
  • Attach newel posts on all four ends, by first gluing them, and then screwing them to secure them to the base.  I used newel posts I found at a yard sale for only 50 cents apiece.
  • Build the top canopy support using wood strips.  I found some scrap wood in my neighbor's garbage.  Cut the pieces to fit the top and screw them in place.
  • Make a mattress out of any foam piece.  I custom fit my pet bed by cutting a piece of an old gym matt I had.  I took off the top vinyl covering and cut the piece of foam to fit the base of the bed.  And then, I cut a larger piece of the vinyl to fit and tuck underneath the foam mattress, and then glued it underneath the mattress, with a glue gun. I used a portion of the vinyl that didn't have any holes, so no little critters can jump in and hide. 
  • Use any fabric you desire.  I took an old bathing suit cover-up and cut it into two pieces, using one for the bedspread, and the larger piece for the canopy, which also covers the back and sides of the bed.   This makes a cozy hideaway place for my kitty to feel safe and secure.
  • To keep the bedding clean, I can just take off the covers and wash them, and just wipe the vinyl bedding with a cloth, using a disinfectant cleanser.

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