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I found IKEA Hackers today when I was looking for a potential home for my future rabbits, and I came across this amazing small dog bed /  lounger / feeder that someone made for their dog who likes to look out the window.

The problem is, the site didn’t really show how they did it, nor does it seem to have a way to contact the hacker. Since you’ve been hacking for years, I was wondering if you might be able to figure out how they made this? It lists what they used, just not how they used it. The link has more than one hack on it, but the one I’m referring to is the Give Your Dog a Window-Watching Spot one.

How to hack this small dog bed?

Photo: Renragrelyt (via Lifehacker)

~ by Courtney

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Hi Courtney

There are probably many ways to achieve a similar result. But judging from the material and tools, I think Renragrelyt first made a wooden box for the dog food and water bowls. You’ll need to cut two circles in the top panel for the bowls. Then attach the side panels to the top panel, using glue and nails. The sides looked wrapped in the same material as the cushions. So you may want to do that before nailing the sides to the top.

Then cut memory foam to size and place it on top of the LACK side table. You can stick the foam down to the table top with glue. Then, wrap the foam with fabric, fastening the fabric with staples under the LACK side table.

If you wish to make padded edges like how Renragrelyt did, I would suggest cutting the memory foam slightly shorter and allowing space to add on the raised edge.

The raised edges appear to be made out of memory foam entirely. Just wrap the foam with fabric and stick it to the edge of the LACK side table top.

That would be how I’ll do it. If you have other ways to skin this cat, do let Courtney know. 

Do send us a photo if you successfully hack this small dog bed.

Happy Hacking,

Jules