We love our dogs. And we believe that if we aren’t okay with nasty toxins or synthetic materials for ourselves, why should we be okay with settling for anything less for our best four-legged friends? Like everything else we do, we don’t cut corners with our Dog Frame. It’s handcrafted in our Los Angeles shop from FSC®-certified reclaimed wood and Douglas fir, and assembled with non-toxic, eco-conscious materials. The bed frame is beautiful, sustainable, and durable. It’s the kingly place your favorite pet deserves to get their rest.
No particle board. No fiberboard. Just real, solid, heavy wood. All of which comes from Forest Stewardship Council certified (C156318) sources. An FSC®-certified company manages forests in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability.
We handcraft the Dog Bed Frame with pure, beautiful reclaimed wood and Douglas fir slats. Reclaimed wood creates fewer watershed toxins and less waste, because it avoids many of the processes new lumber goes through, such as tree harvesting, transporting, drying, and milling, all of which use energy. Reclaimed wood is also more durable and less prone to warping and splitting, compared to newly cut and dried lumber. The result is an heirloom-quality piece of furniture that’s consistent with our broader company values. We handcraft our furniture to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility.
To make our Dog Bed Frame, we harness the bits and pieces leftover from handcrafting our other furniture. Because no trees are cut down or transported to a mill, wood waste from building is diverted from landfills. This also reduces emissions associated with the logging, transport, and processing of new wood, while helping to safeguard our natural resources. Our wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The use of reclaimed wood can earn points toward the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program — a nationally recognized rating system for sustainable building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Furniture paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution because they emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds). In fact, the Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and particle board commonly used in furniture construction often contain known carcinogens, such as Urea-formaldehyde or Phenol-formaldehyde. Our Dog Bed Frame uses none of these materials.
As members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, you can rest assured that our Dog Bed Frame is a step in the right direction toward healthy, environmentally friendly living.
Dog Bed Frame Dimensions & Weights
Small/Medium: 38.5″ L x 28″ W x 27″ H — 47.5 lbs
Large/XL: 46.5″ L x 36″ W x 27″ H — 57.5 lbs
(From the floor to the top of the mattress is 10.5")
Slats are 4 3/8" W x 3/4"
Shipping & Delivery
Our Dog Bed Frame is handmade in our FSC®-certified (C156318) facility in Los Angeles. The bed frame ships via FedEx from our woodshop. If you also purchased one of our dog bed mattresses and/or pillows, it will ship separately.
Solid Wood Construction
Reclaimed (upcycled) solid vintage wood — much of it from old-growth Douglas fir ecosystems in Western North America — is sourced locally from the greater Los Angeles area, where it has been seasoned for decades. Wood slats (1.5 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide, also made from solid Pine wood) are sanded but left unfinished, and placed 3 inches apart along the rails. Wood that has been previously chemically treated is never used. Our wood will exhibit the character of vintage wood, including smoothed nail holes, natural patina, fine cracks, and other weathering. No tools are required for assembly.
We do not use traditional lacquers or varnishes, which typically contain harsh chemicals that can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues. Instead, our beds use a zero-VOC ECOS® wood stain, which is non-toxic and odor-free. It conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use), as well ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation, and respiratory effects.
Safe, Odorless Glues
Our assembly utilizes Titebond® wood glues, which are safe and produce no harmful fumes. They meet the requirements of ASTMD-4236 for safe use with arts and crafts and have both been approved for indirect food contact.
Carbon Negative Production & Shipping
Avocado is a carbon negative business. That means we voluntarily offset more than 100% of our emissions, from resource extraction to shipping, by supporting carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Learn More About Our Carbon Negative Initiatives
Return Policy & Warranty
Furniture cannot be returned, except when there are defects in workmanship, which are covered by a 3-year warranty. Keep in mind that reclaimed wood products will feature blemishes, holes, or other scars in the wood as testimony to its age, character, and singular beauty. Please note that reclaimed wood has inherent color variations. If you purchased a reclaimed wood product in the past, it is unlikely to be an exact match of a newer item. That said, all reclaimed wood furniture on the same order will match.