Published on November 23rd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Faktum kitchen dog bed

Faktum base cabinet with 3 drawers, Captita legs, Numerär worktop, Abstract drawer front,

Description: After putting two 80cm Faktum base cabinets and a 246cm Numerar worktop together, a huge space between the bases cabinets was left. Since we have a dog who likes to be in the kitchen with us, we decided to give her a place of her own.

So I bought an extra Abstrakt drawer front and a set of Capita legs. I used an 80x60cm wooden panel as well, a leftover from an earlier project. I attached the front to the wooden panel with an aluminium angular profile.

I really like the result of this simple hack… and last – but not least – the dog does as well!

Note: The lower drawer on the right doesn’t have a handle attached yet. Reason is that the front was damaged when I opened the packaging. So this one has to be changed at IKEA.

~ Patrick, Zwolle, Netherlands

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16 Responses to Faktum kitchen dog bed

  1. Shelly says:

    What are the dimensions of the dog’s area? We are doing this in an office and would like to see if our dog cage would fit! Thank you!

  2. This is an awful idea. Almost as bad as the previous tenant at my place who kept the litter box for her two cats in the kitchen. *shudder*

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love it. Seems easier than shushing out the dog every five minutes when you are trying to cook. Besides the dog + plus food are completely separate so no worries on hygiene.

  4. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    This is GREAT! Love it and it would work for catZ too! Good Thinking and yes, this should be in the running for Hack of the Year!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Excellent. We totally plan to do this in our utility room when we redo it. Faktum cupboard with no door, one shelf and two cat beds. Good to see it works.
    Karen (Scotland)

  6. Anonymous says:

    One of the most original hacks I’ve seen. Super!

  7. Anonymous says:

    i want it in the hack of the year competition. i feel like it deserve it


  8. Rich says:

    Sorry, but I notice his head is outside the “box”. Any chance the acoustics in the box might not be that favourable? If that is the case, and it’s just a guess, that something be place on the inner walls that absorb sound. That way it’s also quiet in there.

    Just a thought.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Lovely way to include your canine companion in the kitchen! Just wish we had the space in ours.

  10. MacMama says:

    Cute, but I wouldn’t like to my dog in the kitchencabinets…

  11. Petr Chutný says:

    Rancilio Silvia? nice :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s brilliant:)!!!

  13. szekelybakk says:

    Completely agree. Lucky dog!

  14. Rosemary says:

    Lucky dog!! Wish I had got some spare room in my kitchen, but there really isn’t enough space for my cat, terrier cross AND the borzoi!!

  15. Well this is just the most precious thing EVER :D

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