Every pet parent wants to give the best care to their beloved dogs. And when it comes to dog beds, the selection can be especially intimidating.
Normally, your dog sleeps in your own bed or on the couch, but that is not always ideal for your dog. Your dog needs a spot to retreat, a place to lay his own. It is one of your dog’s basic needs- a great bed!
There are lots of different kinds of dog bed that will form the foundation of your choice of the right resting and sleeping furniture for your pet dog but the basic types include standard, nest, donut, rolling pallet, orthopedic, kennel, raised, covered, heated, cooling dog bed, and travel dog beds, etc.
Our today’s topic of discussion is rolling pallet dog bed. In this article, I will show you how easily you can make a DIY rolling pallet bed for your lovely cute dog. But before that, I would like to give you a basic idea about all the types of dog beds that I have mentioned.
Different Types of Dog Beds
Rolling Pallet Dog Beds
Rolling pallet dog bed is absolutely perfect for anyone who has a dog that stays by your side all the time. You can scoot the dog near you when you are working in a garage or anywhere. Where your dog doesn’t have a perfect or comfortable place to lay. You can move this bed anywhere you want.
Standard Dog Beds
Standard beds are great for all dogs breeds, but may not offer the support needed for senior dogs or dog with orthopedic problems.
Nest Dog Beds
Best beds work well for any kind of dog that likes to curl up or lean back.
Donut Dog Beds
Donut beds are great for dogs that like to curl up and get cozy. However, some old or weak dogs may have trouble getting in and out of these beds because they are so plush.
Orthopedic Dog Bed
Orthopedic beds are especially good for senior dogs or those with orthopedic problems.
Kennel Dog Bed
Kennel/crate beds are suitable for all types of dogs. Older or thin, bony dogs should always have beds in their kennels or crates.
Raised Dog Beds
Raised dog beds may not be appropriate for dogs with orthopedic problems or breeds prone to back problems. Jumping to and the bed could cause harm or discomfort.
Covered Dog Beds
Covered dog beds are great for all types of dogs, but small breeds tend to be especially fond of them. These beds are also wonderful for shy dogs that might like to hide.
Heated Dog Beds
Heated beds can benefit all types of dogs, thin or tiny dogs may benefit the most. Outdoor dogs will do better in colder seasons of they have access to a heated bed.
Cooling Dog Beds
Cooling dog beds are great for any type of dog, breeds with a tendency to overheat will benefit the most.
Travel Dog Beds
If you enjoy traveling with your dog, then you may want to consider keeping a travel bed on hand. Travel beds are wonderful for any dog that likes to travel!
Factors Determining Good Quality Rolling Pallet Dog Bed
With numerous varieties, choosing a dog bed can be harder than it looks. There are some factors you need to consider when choosing the right bed for your dog. They are:
- Sleeping behavior of your dog
- Chewing behavior of your dog
- Dog’s existing health condition
Let’s start the process of making a DIY rolling pallet bed for your dog.
Required Materials for a Rolling Pallet Dog Bed
- An old/new pallet
- Four wheels
- Drill Machine
- Random Orbit Sander
- 80 grit sandpaper
- 120 grit sandpaper
- 4x steel swivel caster
- Wood glue
- Wood screws
- 4x corner brace.
7 Easy Steps to Make a Rolling Pallet Dog Bed
First of all, you need a pallet whatever it is old or new. If you have it then congrats but if not, you have to search for a pallet.
Now, if you don’t need the whole of it, you can mark which part you needed of it by the marker and cut down by reciprocating saw according to the line you have marked before. After that, you can use the smaller or extra part of the pallet, going to be the headboard of the bed.
Next, you need to take your orbit sander sand the entire pallet, first with 80 grit sandpaper and then 120 grit sandpaper just to make sure that the pallet is smooth enough and nothing can hurt your beloved dog.
Then you can print the color of your choice and brush it in the headboard of the bed if you want to add your dog’s name. This step is totally optional. It’s just for adding a little bit of fun.
After that, if you notice extra wood and you don’t have enough screws to go through it, then take your reciprocating saw and cut it off.
Then take some screws and drill them each side to secure them. Now you can use the extra pall pieces in the side like the arms of the bed. Cut it off as the bed’s length. Put down some wood glue along the bottom of the bed and fix the arms.
Now, you need to take some screws on the sided of the arms to secure them. Then you need to enforce them with 4x corner braces. You need to put two of them on each side and drilled them in.
Up to next to flip the bed and then screwed a wheel at each corner. Lastly, add a blanket on the bed. There are also baskets to go in the pallet slots for toys and things.
DIY costs less money and it’s not just because of the labor cost also learning something new is fun and fulfilling. Different dogs have different sizes. Depending on your choice and requirement, you can easily make a rolling bed for your beloved dog.
To make any DIY, it’s difficult to understand the procedure clearly just by reading. So here is a useful DIY video clip you can check out for clear understanding.