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Build Your Pooch a Stretch and Screw Canvas Cot

by on Jul 27, 2010

A brown and white dog sitting on a black and white Canvas Cot.

Our itchy, smelly, terrier mutt Chip is having all sorts of skin issues in this hot weather. Even with his new crew cut and gourmet baths, sometimes he just wreaks and the fabric covered pillow bed I made him isn’t smelling so fresh either. So, I’m liking MonkeyBoy 13′s easy, breezy dog cot made out of PVC pipe and canvas. Chip could lounge up off the ground, air moving all around him, plus enjoy the comfort of the sling-like cot. One thing I may design differently is…instead of screwing the edges of the canvas into the PVC pipe, I may install snaps so the cover could be removed easily for cleaning. See the full Instructable.

The bottom end of a canvas cot for a dog.

A person wearing gloves and holding material another person out of view is drilling into

I do like the basic concept so I think I’m going to adapt it.

You’ll need:

  • 1-inch PVC pipe
  • 4 corner pieces
  • canvas (nylon won’t absorb odors as much as cotton)
  • screws
  • drill
  • PVC cutters
  • scissors
  • chalk
  • safety glasses
  • ruler