Dog Crate/End Table

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Project by cusas6 posted 08-22-2012 10:59 PM 4327 views 7 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 08-22-2012 11:28 PM

Very nice and a great use of space.

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 12:53 AM

Great dual purpose piece ! How big is it ?

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 01:14 AM

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 08-23-2012 01:17 AM

Great looking table/crate.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 02:11 AM

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 08-23-2012 03:43 AM

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 08-23-2012 04:05 AM

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

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#8 posted 08-23-2012 09:21 PM

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 08-25-2012 06:39 PM

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

-- Norman

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