Easy to assemble dog bed frame. Built for small to medium size dogs. Bed is elevated 4 inches from the floor.

Difficulty moderate


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Jigsaw
  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Drill (corded)
    Drill (corded)
  • Router
  • Sander
  • Air Compressor
    Air Compressor
  • Workbench


Wood Products

  • 1 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , 34" x 22"
  • 1 Board , 1x4 , 72"
  • 1 Board , 2x2 , 72"
  • 1 Board , 1x3 , 36"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 2 Right/Left bed frame handles

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Plywood floor board , 3/4" x 23" x 34"
  • 2 Head/Foot- boards , 1" x 4" x 32"
  • 4 Legs , 2" x 2" x 12"
  • 2 Front/Rear- frame boards , 2" x 2" x 32"
  • 2 Side- frame boards , 2" x 2" x 21"
  • 2 Side boards , 1" x 4" x 21"
  • 8 Triangle support boards , 1" x 3" x 6"
  • 1 Center bed frame board , 1" x 3" x 21"


  • Measure twice- cut once

    Measure and cut all boards to plan lengths.

  • Drill pocket holes

    Using your Kreg Pocket Hole Jig- drill the pocket holes for every board in the plan specifications.

  • Router the bed frame boards

    Using a router and a 1/2" straight cut router bit, router the inside edge of each of the bed frame support boards. This should leave a 1/2" tall by 1/2" ledge for the bed floor board to rest on.

  • Sand all boards

    Using my corded Bosch hand sander to sand each board free of imperfections and splintered wood.

  • Front bed board

    Measure and draw the cut line for the front bed board. Use a jig-saw to make this cut. Afterwards sand the angle of the remaining board until you have a smooth flowing opening.

  • Bed frame boards

    Measure and mark all 4 bed legs on 2 adjacent sides at 4 inches. Assemble the front and rear frame boards. Apply glue to the ends of the frame boards and position and clamp them end to end between 2 leg boards, being careful to line them up to your 4 inch line. Side clamp each joint and screw in your pocket hole screws. Repeat this process with the headboard and foot board.
    Note* Position the bed frame boards flush with the legs and all other boards to the center of the legs boards

  • Side bed boards

    Assemble both side frame and rail boards to the already assembled front and rear bed boards.
    Note* Follow the same board positioning as you did in the previous step.

  • Bottom braces

    Install bottom triangle braces to the legs and the bottom of the frame boards.

  • Pocket holes front

    Pocket holes placement for the front boards and bottom braces.

  • Pocket holes side

    Pocket holes placement for the side boards and bottom braces.

  • Pocket holes center brace

    Pocket holes for the center brace and measurements and placement for the bed floor.

  • Bed floor

    Cut the bed floor board 32 7/8" by 21 7/8" and cut an 1/2" by 1/2" notch from each corner. This will allow the floor board to rest completely supported within the bed frame boards.

  • Side board handles

    Using your choice of hardware handles- measure and mount the handles in the center of each of the side boards.

  • Completed assembly

    Apply a stain or clear coat finish to the assembled bed frame and let it dry. Put in a cozy mattress. Add your favorite puppy and then you are done!