Dog Crate End Table

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Project by woodrookieII posted 02-07-2012 11:02 PM 5928 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister runs a dog rescue and suggested a dog crate end table. So she sent me a couple of pictures and this is what I came up. Solid red oak, English Chestnut stain, Tung Oil finish. Was a fun project.

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 11:04 PM

Pretty fancy doggy storage. nice work.

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 11:27 PM

two thumbs up!

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 12:34 AM

That is a great idea, you have made a nice looking end table and a pretty fancy crate for the dog.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 12:38 AM

Great idea!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 12:48 AM

A dog crate? I would never lock up my dog all day long.

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 12:58 AM

Me neither. But they do what they gotta do.


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#7 posted 02-08-2012 02:44 AM

Very nice. I’ve seen something similar in Skymall, but yours turned out just as good… if not better.

-- JP

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 10:34 AM

Great job, I really like this. We have our Labs crate in the corner of the family room. The only reason we haven’t gotten rid of it is she loves going in there. It’s like her safe haven. This is a great idea. Do you have a sketch of plans or sizes for this? Any help would be great!


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 05:08 PM

As best as I can recall:

Table is 24” tall.
Top is 25” wide x 34 1/2 ” deep.
Base outside is 23 1/2 ” wide x 33” deep.
Base inside is 21 1/2 ” wide x 31” deep.
Slats are 3/4” wide.
Pocket hole screwed through out for easy dis-assembly.


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#10 posted 02-08-2012 06:10 PM

Thx! Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 08:59 PM

Nice crate. It looks like there is no bottom. Will you add a dog bed? If not that piece of carpet is going to get quite dirty. I’m currently working on a design for one that will go in an off set corner in our bedroom. We have a 9 month old Welsh Corgi we have crate trained. I will post some Sketchup drawings of the corner design later. We have been using one of those ugly plastic crates and before that an even uglier wire crate. They work but aren’t as pretty as wood.

Dogs do love their crates. If they are used properly. As Greg says “never…all day long” and I would add, never for punishment. Over the years I have started out training a half dozen puppies with crates but they are only locked in at night and not for more than a couple of hours in the day time if I need them to be in a secure place; what ever the reason. The advantage of the night time security is that if they really need to relieve themselves they will make a fuss instead to wake you up to let them out instead of wandering around the house and going wherever they want. Dogs won’t mess in their bed unless they are sick. By the time they are older (9 months to a year) and more trustworthy I no longer lock them in but they still use it for their bed.
This also conditions them for the occasions when you need to transport them in the safety and security of a crate.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 10:34 PM

Aye, I left the bottom open. They can either add a plastic tray from one of the pet stores (I sized it purposefully for that) or they can throw a big ole dog bed in there.


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#13 posted 02-10-2012 02:45 PM

Very nice.. Hope whoever takes up residency isn’t a chewer!

I imagine to make something like this for my dog, it would have to be a platform bed or dining table instead of an end table.. My rottie loved his crate.. He’d go in by himself all the time. Now that we’ve graduated him out of the crate (he’s 1.5 years old now), he fancies our bed quite a bit more ^_^

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#14 posted 02-11-2012 04:58 AM

Great idea, looks wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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