Dog crates can be an eyesore, and in a smaller space it’s difficult to find a place to put them. DIYer Ana White shows us how to build an inexpensive wooden crate that doubles as an end table, making it easier on the eyes, easier to place, and multi-functional.
If you hate how a dog crate looks in your home, or want to better utilise the space in your living room, this is worth a shot. It’s a complicated build that requires some woodworking skills, but all you need are a few tools and a trip to the hardware store. The above photo shows the mostly-finished product, though obviously you can paint it or stain it however you want to make it fit in with your other furniture.
Wait until your pup has outgrown, or been trained out of, the chewing phase, and wait a little longer to let the pup acclimate to the crate before you paint it. Mature dogs shouldn’t have an issue getting comfortable in their new home without chewing or causing a ruckus, but if your pup is rowdy, use careful judgement when deciding what to place on top.