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Have a four-legged friend in need of a leg up? If your beloved dog or cat is too short to reach his/her favorite snuggle spots—or maybe he/she is getting up there in years and needs a bit of a boost—build your own set of sturdy wooden pet steps!

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Help your furry friends get where they need to go and improve your woodworking skills while you’re at it with this easy-to-follow pet steps tutorial from Jenn at Build Basic.

Or, if you’ve got kids instead of pets, these portable steps would probably be great for getting onto a too-high bed or couch too!