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Soda Crate Pet Beds

This is not typical work for me, but having originally come into possession of eight soda crates, I felt it was worth my time and effort to restore and recirculate these decades-old pieces of soda history. My intent was to keep as much of the original character of the crates as intact as possible, while giving them a new life. These are each one-of-a-kind pieces and the photographs show all four sides and a detail image.

Characteristics of the series:
· From the 1980s & earlier
· Custom bed platform
· 2" High Density Foam
· Bed is canvas wrapped
· Patterned cotton material
· Wood has clear satin finish

Pepsi Pet Bed (1962)

This Pepsi soda crate is from 1962. Exterior and interior markings: Pepsi, Cleveland, Ohio, 24 Bottles, Drink Pepsi-Cola, MFG. By Standard Box Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 5-62.

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 18.5"
· Width: 12"
· Height: 5.5"
· Weight: 9 lbs. 13 oz.

Pepsi Pet Bed (1962): $60.00

This pet bed has been sold.
Pepsi Pet Bed (1981)

There is an interior imprinted date of 1981. Exterior and interior markings: Pepsi, Pepsi-Cola, G/J OHIO KY, Signer, 10-81, Gross & Jarson Associates.

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 18"
· Width: 12"
· Height: 5.5"
· Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz.

Pepsi Pet Bed (1981): $60.00

This pet bed has been sold.
Yellow Pepsi Pet Bed (1973)

This crate was painted yellow by the manufacturer, and there is an interior imprinted date of 1973. Exterior and interior markings: Pepsi, Pepsi Cola General Bottlers, Inc., 32 oz., Pepsi-Cola, Chatanooga, 1973.

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 18"
· Width: 11.75"
· Height: 5.5"
· Weight: 8 lbs. 15 oz.

Yellow Pepsi Pet Bed: $60.00

This pet bed has been sold.
7up Paperboard Pet Bed

This is the only beverage crate in the series not constucted of wood. The bottom is dated 1967. It consists of a metal framework covered in heavy-grade plastic coated paperboard, which has been doubled throughout. It has been constructed to last. This piece did not receive a satin finish. Additional Markings: Printed by Paul Creason and crew, Monroe, MI (bottom).

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 15.5"
· Width: 10.75"
· Height: 5"
· Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz.

7up Paperboard Pet Bed: $40.00

Coca-Cola Pet Bed (1977)

This Coca-Cola crate is dated 1977. Exterior and interior markings: Enjoy Coca-Cola, 01 77, Coca-Cola, Temple, Chatanooga, 1975.

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 18.5"
· Width: 12"
· Height: 5"
· Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz.

Coca-Cola Pet Bed (1977): $60.00

This pet bed has been sold.
G.C.C. Beverages Pet Bed

This GCC beverage crate is undated. Exterior and interior markings: G.C.C. Beverages, GCC, 3 (handwritten).

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 18"
· Width: 11.5"
· Height: 4.5"
· Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz.

G.C.C Beverages Pet Bed: $50.00

Royal Crown Pet Bed (1975)

This crate has an interior imprinted date of 1975. Exterior and interior markings: RC, Royal Crown Cola, R C, Louisville, Royal Crown Cola, 9-75, MD.

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 17"
· Width: 12"
· Height: 5.5"
· Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz.

Royal Crown Pet Bed: $55.00

Cliquot Club (1963)

Rare bottle-high Cliquot Club crate dated 1963. Exterior and interior markings: Cliquot Club, Trademark Registered, Two Dozen 7 Ounce Bottles, O.B.C., Deposit 75, Treen, B4, 63.

Exterior Crate Dimensions:
· Length: 16"
· Width: 11"
· Height: 9"
· Weight: 9 lbs. 12 oz.

Cliquot Club Pet Bed: $80.00

This pet bed has been sold.

 

Pet Bed Construction and Cleaning:

The bed itself is not physically attached to the crate, and can be removed. The cushion and fabric are wrapped around and attached to a wooden platform. The patterned fabric is held in place with a few tacks. Under the fabric is a heavy gauge canvas that is stapled to the platform. The bed can be removed for basic cleaning (or if at some point you would like to replace the fabric with a new pattern). To fully wash the foam cushion, the tacks and staples need to be removed, and then reassembled.
Image of Bed Construction