Repurposed Twin Bed For Pets

Repurposed Twin Bed For Pets

REPURPOSED TWIN BED FOR PETSMy oldest daughter recently got a new bed so i was trying to figure out what to do with her old one. after a while i decided to try to repurpose it for our little Shih tzu "Rocky" In the hopes that if he had his own bed then maybe he'd stay out of our bed at night. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Tools Needed: a pair of pliars a wrench for a 3/8 Hex Screw 4 - 3/8 -16x1 hex screws from tractor supply 4 - 3/8 -16x1 hex split lock washers 4 - 3/8 - 16 hex finish nuts 2 - 4020BC N180-075 1-1/2X36 SLTD Angle Galv 35-04906 $7.99 at tractor supply 550 Paracord 5/32 I FOUND EVERYTHING NEEDED AT TRACTOR SUPPLY BUT IF YOU FIND YOURSELF NEEDING HELP I DENTIFYING ANY OF THIS YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE "CONSTRUCT-IT" HARDWARE SECTION .................................................................................................................................................................................................... SO FIRST WE REMOVED THE ORIGINAL BED RAILS AND WE USED THE GALVANISED ANGLES INTHEIR PLACE. THEY HAD SEVERAL LENGTHS ALREADY PRE DRILLED AND CUT. I CHOSE THE 3 & 1/2 FOOT IN LENGTH ONES. THESE ARE MADE OF ALUMINUM AND ARE SHAPED JUST LIKE ORIGINAL BED RAILS. I BOUGHT THE 3/8 -16 X1 HEX SCREW AND WAS ABLE TO INSERT THEM IN THE PRE CUT HOLES ALREADY ON THE ANGLE. AND MOUNT THE ANGLES ON TO THE HEAD AND FOOT BOARD AS A NORMAL BED RAIL WOULD BE MOUNTED. ILL TRY TO UPLOAD PICS OF EVERYTHING TO ALSO HELP YOU OUT IF YOU DECIDE TO TRY THIS.ATTACH THE LOCK WASHER AND FINISHING NUTS TO EACH OF THE HEX SCREWS TO AVOID THE SCREW FROM BACKING OUT. THE PARACORD CAN BE USED TO THREAD THREW THE PRE CUT HOLES TO FASHION A SLAT OF SORTS FOR YOUR BED. UNLESS YOU PREFER TO HAVE SOMETHING A LITTLE FIRMER.THIS IS WHAT I CHOSE TO USE. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... NOW FOR THE MATTRESS: I USED AN OLD OZARK TRAILS TWIN SLEEPING BAG AND CUT IT IN HALF MEASURING 3 & 3/4 ft. IN LENGTH BY THE WIDTH OF MY NEW BED. 36 INCHES I STUFFED IT WITH COTTON FILL PRETTY FIRM. BUT YOU CAN STUFF YOURS HOW EVER YOU WANT IT. I THEN SEWED IT UP AND SET IT ON THE BED. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... THIS WAS A SUPER EASY PROJECT AND ROCKY LOVES IT..NOW ON TO MY NEXT PROJECT!

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