How to Build a Window Bench for Dogs

Dogs enjoy looking out the window, and you can give your dog a place to do that, as well as a comfortable place to relax, with a bench.
Give your dog her own seat in front of the window instead of using yours.Give your dog her own seat in front of the window instead of using yours.
The bench is low to the floor and large enough for most dogs to sit or lie on. It is a basic box with a carpeted top. You can place your dog's favorite blanket, cushion or bed on the bench for added comfort.

Step 1

Using the 12-inch-wide plywood pieces, position the two 22 1/2-inch panels with their cut ends inside the sides of the 24-inch pieces, forming a square. These are the sides of the box.

Step 2

Drive four evenly spaced flush trim wood screws through the outside of the 24-inch panels into the ends of the 22 1/2-inch panels at each corner, using a screw gun.

Step 3

Lay the 3/4-by-24-by-24-inch panel on top of the square; it should fit flush with all the edges.

Step 4

Attach the top panel by driving flush trim wood screws through the top into the top edges of the sides, spacing them every 3 to 6 inches.

Step 5

Apply a coat of paint to the exposed surfaces of the assembled bench with a paintbrush. Allow the paint to dry 24 hours.

Step 6

Lay out four carpet tiles over the top of the bench. Remove the adhesive backing and press them into place.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 plywood panels, 3/4-by-12-by-22 1/2-inches
  • 2 plywood panels, 3/4-by-12-by-24-inches
  • Box, flush trim wood screws
  • Screw gun
  • Plywood panel, 3/4-by-24-by-24-inches
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Box, 12-by-12-inch adhesive carpet tiles

About the Author

Jonah Morrissey has been writing for print and online publications since 2000. He began his career as a staff reporter/photographer for a weekly newspaper in upstate New York. Morrissey specializes in topics related to home-and-garden projects, green living and small business. He graduated from Saint Michael's College, earning a B.A. in political science with a minor in journalism and mass communications.