Published on May 24th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Window Shelf for Dog

Materials: Fabian Shelf, Irma throw, Irma cushion, a generic wood board, shelf bracket, paint

1) I first cut the Irma cushion open and glued the filling onto the shelf, then wrapped the case around the shelf, pulled tightly and glued together underneath

2) Next I assembled the shelf.

3) I measured and cut the board the line the shelf, leaving one side open for my dog to jump onto the shelf.

4) I then nailed together the 2 pieces of the board to each other (L shape), and then painted it.

5) Next I nailed the board to the shelf. At this point the shelf has 2 sides covered by the board, the back open ready to attach to wall, and one side open for access to jump onto shelf.

6) Finally I found studs in the wall and attached the completed shelf, reinforcing with the shelf bracket underneath. Added the Irma throw and voila!

My dog (chihuahua) LOVES his shelf and spends most of his day in it.

~ Michelle, Ontario, Canada

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8 Responses to Window Shelf for Dog

  1. Anonymous says:

    I hate to be a buzzkill, but my mom has had two dogs who damaged their vertebrae from jumping on/off her bed. (One to the point of paralysis.)

    • MyFuZZyButtZ says:

      I’m sorry to hear that. It’s tragic. Were the dogs from puppy mill breeders and/or bought at pet shops? If so, then it’s highly likely they were inbreed, so had medical problems which caused them to have weak bones . . . I am sorry.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Aren’t chihuahuas the cutest little dogs in the world:) Mine is teacup, he weigh’s around 4 pounds as for now.

  3. jo says:

    i thought it was france, outside the windows.
    but it’s canada.
    maybe french canada ;-)

  4. moccasfinest says:

    it`s so great, what a cute little Hulk;-)

  5. So cute! What a great idea~~~~

  6. 11625hrs says:

    Hulk, I love it…our 15lb Boston Terrier is Moose. We always have people laughing when we call her name. Cute window box!

  7. Line says:

    Hulk, BWAHAHAHA^^

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