Dog Crate/End Table

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Project by cusas6 posted 739 days ago 2956 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an End Table that I just finished for my living room. We have three chihuahuas (very manly pets, I know) so I wanted to build someplace for them to get put when we have guests over so they aren’t climbing all over them. I had seen tables like this online for a few hundred bucks so I thought, I can build one. But I could have saved a ton buying one, but what fun would that be.

It’s made from Red Oak with Colonial Maple Stain and several coats of water-based General Finished semigloss.

I welcome any comments or suggestions on how to do the next one.

Hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 739 days ago

Very nice and a great use of space.

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#2 posted 739 days ago

Great dual purpose piece ! How big is it ?

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#3 posted 739 days ago

When I saw your project title, i was quite skeptical. But I must say this is a very nice piece of furniture that solves a very common problem. My dog does not want to miss anything but not everyone is anxious to play with her!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 739 days ago

Great looking table/crate.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 739 days ago

Great workmanship. Is there a way to mount it on the roof of your car at vacation time. I’m sorry, but I could not resist. Kidding aside, this solves a lot of problems for those of us who have pets.

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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#6 posted 739 days ago

It may have been cheaper to buy one, but you have the satisfaction of building it, and knowing that a cheaper one would likely have been built of inferior wood, or MDF. Yours will last! That being said, looks great!

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#7 posted 739 days ago

Great dual purpose. Never would have thought of combining the two. Well done!

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#8 posted 738 days ago

We have one of those stupid plastic dog kennels for our pooch. A proper crate / end table like this, with his doggie bed in it of course, would be perfect for our house.

yes the pooches love to be in where the action is, and no, not everyone wants a dog trying to climb them…

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#9 posted 737 days ago

I agree multi use items are very handy and it does look great

-- Norman

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