The 5 Best Wooden Dog Beds [Ranked]

Dog beds

Wooden dog beds are attractive resting spots for your pet- though an expensive investment if your dog is a chewer.

There are a variety of styles- an interesting, space-saving option if you have a spacious entry-way in your home is the Sauder Entryway Dog Bed- particularly if your dog loves hanging out by the door.

Other options are more minimalist pet beds like the Habitat 'n Home dog bed and the Classic Pets dog chair. Some crafty dog-owners even paint them- though it's best to do this before it's fully assembled. Also- most of these wooden dog beds don't ship with cushioning, so you'll have to add your own plush bed cushioning

Additionally- some include storage areas like the ​the Step One dog bed and the Sauder Entryway Dog bed.

Be sure to measure your dog prior to purchase- or use a handy online sizing calculator

Wooden Dog Beds Compared

The 5 Best Wooden Dog Beds

1. The Habitat 'n Home Pet Bed Review

Habitat 'n Home My Buddy's Bunk Pet Bed Size: Small (22.8



Ease of Use

This wooden pet bed comes in three different sizes that will work well for dogs that are smaller like Pomeranians or big dogs like German Shepherds. You can choose from small, medium and large.

The small pet beds on sale measure 22.8” H x 17.3” W. 17.3” D and weigh eight pounds. The pillow of this dog bed measures 3.5” H x 15.5” W x 21.5” D.

The medium pet beds measure 28.7” H x 20.1” W. 20.1” D and weighs twelve pounds. The pillow for the bed measures 3.5” H x 19” W x 26.6” D.

The dog bed for large dogs measures 34.4” H x 23.2” W x 23.2” D and it weighs sixteen pounds. The pillow pad for this larger bed measures 3.5” H x 21” W x 33” D.

These dog beds for sale have a comfortable design and is built to resemble a bunk bed. It has a pad that is made with an outer cover that is is a poly-cotton fleece blend that can be removed and cleaned.

The color of the bed pad is beige. The pad has an inner shell that is a waterproof nylon and the foam inside of that is a poly-foam. The pet bed itself is made of a blend of recycled polymers and some wood byproducts. The color of the bed frame is brown. The bed will not splinter, expand or contract like wood will, making it safer for your dog, the manufacturers say. 

Some owners of this bunk style pet bed have found the pet bed to not only be cute in design but also extremely easy to assemble. It has also been noted that the larger pet beds fit extremely well at the foot of any bed so their pets can sleep with them at night. Other owners of this dog bed consider the bed to be very durable and the bed pad is solid and firm which gives good support and comfort for their dogs.

Especially older dogs that might need more comfort. Larger beds are sometimes purchased for a couple of smaller dogs. Owners have found that this size is ideal for two smaller dogs to snuggle together on at night.

There have been a few complaints about the sizes of these dog beds, especially the small size. It seems that the bed is suppose to hold up to a 20 pound smaller dog but it tends to be a little too small for some smaller breeds and it is thought that this size is better suited for a dog breed like a small Chihuahua.


  • Cute bunk bed design
  • High quality materials
  • Built well
  • Sturday
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to assemble


  • Small size too small

How'd this dog get his head stuck in a couch?

2. The Step One Dog Bed Review

Step One Dog Bed with Storage & Cushion Cover



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This is one of those dog beds that is not only a dog bed but it also has storage as part of the bed itself. It comes with a mattress cover that has a zipper and allows you to fill it with whatever kind of stuffing you want from poly-stuffing to socks and towels. This means the owner of the bed can create personalized comfort for their dog.

The bed is made entirely of non-toxic laminated wood and particle board so it is completely safe for any dog. The storage drawer of this cute dog bed is great for storing leashes, dog accessories, treats, sweaters and toys.

This dog bed is complete with a metal handle for easy moving, includes wood moldings for safety, has a label on the headboard that is bone shaped and black. You can write your dog's name on the label either with a permanent marker or even chalk. Is best suited for small to medium dogs such as Dachshunds and Beagles.

It's overall dimensions are 19” H x 28.5” W x 23.5” D and weighs 35 pounds. It will hold dogs weighing up to 50 pounds. The cover for the mattress is made from cotton and comes in a black and blue floral pattern and is machine washable making it quick and easy to clean.

Many who have purchased this cute dog bed enjoy the design of the bed because it somewhat resembles a daybed so it looks good in any room that it's put in. Others enjoy the storage that it offers because it lets them keep all their dogs belongings all in one place. It also has been noted that the bed itself is constructed of good quality wood making it extremely sturdy for their dogs. Owners have also stated that for the type of bed it is, it's pretty easy to put together.

Even though the company admits that the mattress cover does not come with a pad and customers must fill it themselves, some customers have complained about this. Owners who bought this love the bed but do feel for the price that the bed should come with a pad as well. Others though prefer it this way because the cover can be filled with things their dogs are familiar with.


  • Made with non-toxic materials
  • Well made
  • Has storage drawer
  • Good quality materials
  • Easy to clean


  • A little expensive
  • No mattress pad just cover

3. The Lakeland Mills Wooden Dog Bed Review

Lakeland Wooden Dog Bed



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This wooden dog bed is slightly raised dog bed that has a genuine rustic look to it made from cedar logs, giving it an old rustic cabin décor feel. This wooden dog bed measures 20” H x 30” W x 40” D and the mattress area measures 24” x 36” and the entire sleeping area measures six square feet and weighs thirty pounds.

The dog bed is built sturdy enough to hold up to 150 pounds of weight. This means a dog such as an Alaskan Malamute can enjoy the comfort of its own bed. It is rectangular in shape and is even weather proof so if the dog is an outdoor dog it can still be used. It has both a headboard and a foot board. It does not include a bed pad or mattress and that needs to be bought separately.

Purchasers of this dog bed have stated that it is a great looking bed and is easily incorporated into their own home décor. Many consider this wooden bed to be of high quality and that it has an extremely durable design that allows their large dogs to enjoy a comfortable and reliable place for them to relax and sleep.

Some buyers who own dog kennels have purchased this cute dog bed to use for their larger dog guests and it is the perfect size for the larger dogs. The only cons that any dog owners have voiced has been that the dog bed doesn't come with its own mattress. They have also mentioned that assembly is somewhat difficult. Otherwise most people who have purchased this rustic style dog bed feel it is worth the money.


  • Attractive
  • Sturdy
  • Weather proof
  • High quality
  • Comfortable


  • Does not come with mattress pad

4. The Sauder Entryway Dog Bed Review

Entryway Dog Bed



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This is an elegant dog bed that can ideally fit into a large entryway of a home. This dog bed is made from wood veneer and has a light ash finish to it. The dimensions of this wooden bed are 44” H x 36.024” W x 26” D and it weighs almost 80 pounds, so it needs to find a spot where it won't need to be moved often. Included with this elegant dog bed is a mattress that is made of memory foam.

The back board of the dog bed rises high above the bed itself and goes up against the wall. The back board includes four hooks that can be used to hang a variety of different items. There is also a drawer under the bed area where a variety of dog accessories can be stored.

Customers who have purchased this stylish piece of dog furniture especially like the durable wood that the bed is constructed from making it strong enough to hold almost any size dog comfortably. It has been noted that it is heavy and takes up a lot of space so there is a need to have an area that is big enough. It should also be a place you want to keep it because of its weight.


  • Elegant design
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Has hooks for collars, leashes and other items
  • Has storage drawer
  • Well built
  • High quality materials


  • None reported

5. The Classic Pet Beds Solid Wood Designer Dog Chair Review

Classic Pet Beds Solid Wood Designer Dog Chair



Ease of Use

Even though this is called a dog chair it actually is a wood dog bed and is designed for small dogs or cats. The designer dog bed is made from 100% ash and the panels are recessed on the sides and the back giving it a nice contemporary look.

The dimensions of this dog bed or chair is 9” H x 19” W x 28” D. It weighs just 16 pounds so it's easy to move to anywhere in the home. It has a sleeping area of 3.5 square feet and comes with its own comfortable pillow that measures 4” H x 28” W x 18” D. There is no assembly required with this good looking dog bed.

Those who have purchased this designer dog bed claim it is perfect for their small dogs because of the size and comfortable dog bed pad that comes with it. Most have said the best thing about the bed is that there is no assembly required.


  • Nice contemporary look
  • No assembly required
  • Well built
  • Solid and sturdy
  • Made with quality materials
  • Easy to keep clean


  • None reported

Reader Submissions

The PetsFit Wooden Dog Bed

Another wooden pet bed we took a look at was submitted by one of our readers- it is the PetsFit wood dog bed. This option is designed for smaller breed pets and measures 24" x 18" x 16"- best used for dogs that weigh under 15 pounds.

  • It's constructed from anti-rotting Cedarwood with 12 mm thick panels.
  • One reviewer we spoke with told us that the wood paneling is especially thick, much better than your generic particleboard furniture that dogs are often prone to chewing.
  • It wasn't too difficult to assemble- one buyer said that if you were interested in painting it a different color, do so before you fully assembled.
  • The bunk surface area itself measures 18" x 24".
  • One buyer configured it to become a bunkbed, capable of housing her two small-breed Poodles saying that it is a durable space that accommodates both pets in a comfortable manner.

The Whiskey Barrel Dog Bed

Another user-submitted option is the solid oak wood whiskey-barrel dog bed. It's built from a 300 L whiskey cask and is a particularly unique option that many buyers purchased as gifts for their dog-loving relatives.

  • The manufacturers say that this dog bed is built from an actual recycled whiskey barrel- handmade and handsome it is manufactured in the UK.
  • You will have to provide your own bedding to line the interior of this wooden whiskey barrel dog bed, however.

The Two-Tier Ventilated Wooden Dog Bed

Another unique option that was submitted to us by our readers is the Favorite wooden dog bed with wheels and a ventilated base. It features two tiers- with the top being the resting space. One buyer we interviewed endorsed it as a sturdy and adorable option built from durable wood with easy to use wheels that enable it to be effortlessly transported between areas of the home.

The Cedar Grove Wooden Pet Crate

Another interesting option manufactured by Cedar Grove is the wooden pet crate- it measures 36.5" x 24" x 29.25" and is built from solid wood. One buyer we spoke with told us that this is a genuinely huge structure, capable of housing a Great Dane.

  • Many buyers found them suitable for housing their pets when guests came over and the dogs began to go berserk.
  • They have also found that they receive compliments on the attractiveness of these wooden dog crates.
  • One Doberman owner told us that if you need an enclosed dog bed that is more attractive than your average, ugly metal crate, this could be a solid, wooden option for you.
  • Buyers do say that these might not be best for puppies that are not yet crate trained or dogs that are prone to chewing.
  • Other buyers say that they removed the door, enabling their Collies and Labradors to enter and leave the crate at their discretion.
  • You will have to provide your own dog crate mattress to fit inside this wooden dog enclosure cage, however.


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