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!


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!