It can be easy to overlook simple, old leftover materials, or pieces of scrap wood lying in the garage or on the sidewalk.
The truth is, however, that things like this can be transformed into something completely unexpected and beautiful.
Whether you decide to make an adorable bed for your pet, or build a nice new piece of furniture for your home with these materials, the ideas for DIY projects are endless.
Below, we take a look at what Imgur user oryarimi made with a few spare planks of pinewood that was left over at his father’s place.
He had been wanting to make a special bed for his 2-year-old pup, Jacky, for a while, and now found the best way to repurpose these scraps of wood into something totally incredible…
Scroll further to see how this amazing DIY project turned out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Imgur user oryarimi was browsing on Facebook when he got inspired to build an incredible bed for his 2-year-old Pekingese-Chihuahua mix, Jacky.
He picked up some of his dad’s spare pinewood, and started to saw it into little planks.
The base of the bed would look very much like a “crate,” but it would have a surprise twist to it at the end…
First, he connected all the pieces of woods to make the sides and floor of the bed.
Not everything went as smoothly as planned: the sides tilted, and there were little gaps between the planks.
But not to worry!
He had bought a powerful drill from eBay for just $3, and it worked perfectly to fix up the little mistakes.
After more drilling and fixing, he ended up with the main box for the bed, and even added a little step underneath to make room for the food and water bowls.
Afterward, he built a railing with a small piece of wood, and fixed it around the top part of the bed.
It looked like a beautiful little staircase that Jacky could climb up and down on!
He had a bit of trouble actually cutting holes for the food and water bowls, as the jack saw didn’t fit properly in the right places.
But he continued to improvise, and managed to carve decently rounded holes.
After the bowls were all neatly fitted, the bed was given one last layer of paint and varnish.
It sure looks like Jacky enjoys the new platform bed. We think it was an absolutely ingenious DIY project, and hope you did as well.
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