Lack doggyfuton

Published on September 18th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Doggy Futon

Materials: 1 Lack side table + 1 Poang footstool cushion + glue

Our little flat is almost 100% Ikea furnished (you know, budget issues!). Recently we adopted a dog and we liked the idea of extending the Ikea-style also to his doghouse. Unfortunately, there is no pet furniture in the Ikea catalog, so we created this easy-but-handy Ikea Hack!

- 1 LACK side table
- 1 POANG footstool cushion
- vinyl glue

1) Flip the table’s top upside down, so that you can work on the lower face.
2) Spread some glue (we used vinyl glue) on the legs’ sides
3) Place the legs sideways in the centre of the top creating a square (see picture)
4) Turn the table and place the cushion on it: your doggy-futon is ready to be enjoyed!

~ Arianna and Giampaolo, Italy

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

11 Responses to Doggy Futon

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  2. portlandian says:

    This one made me smile instantly! Very charming and hip. One of my favorites for it’s simplicity and elegance — in design and effort. Thanks for sharing! (Oh, and I second the kudos on your excellent illustrated instructions.)

  3. Anonymous says:

    that is the most darling pet bed. My cat, Mr. Peanut would love it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great Hack! I used it and my pets love it! Thank you for posting!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, I now have two cats craving a new bed ! Excellent Hack !

  6. Anonymous says:

    Smashing little doggie platform bed!! Even better, the step by step illustrated directions. No guess work, no wondering, no asking how did you do it. Thanks.

  7. Hughhh says:

    To make a perfect square with the legs, you could arrange them like this:

    Nice work. :)

  8. Robj98168 says:

    Great. Now my dog Romeo want’s an Ikea Bed.
    But I must say well done and the little guy seems to like it!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nice Idea. I have an old Lack side Table and i think I’ll make one for my dog too. Thanks!

  10. Joanna says:

    Nice hack and very cute dog! I’m surprised Ikea doesn’t have pet furniture.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a cute dog. He seems to enjoy his new bed. Nice idea.

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