How To Make Dog Crate End Table
Edward R. Forte
November 24, 2021
Crates & Kennels
In this post, I’m sharing how to build a DIY dog crate end table!If you remember back this summer, I built my sister a console with all the bells and whistles for them to use as both a dresser and a dog crate.What’s cool about this set is that you can use it as nightstands and a dresser in the bedroom, but it also works great as a TV console and end tables for the living room, too!This end table/nightstand design obviously works fine as a dog crate, but if you don’t need the crate function, it works fine as a storage cabinet, too.If you aren’t using this as a dog crate or don’t need the extra height, you can install this panel 3 ½″ up from the bottom so that it’ll be flush across the bottom once the face frame is attached.Step 3: Add Face Frame and Support Pieces.The face frames on these nightstands were made using 1x3s for the sides and a 1×4 at the bottom.That meant the top piece of the “face frame” had to be installed behind the sides.If you don’t have the patience for cutting crown molding like this (it is a little tedious), feel free to attach a top to the face frame so that it’s flush instead of doing it this way.But, I used pocket holes and screws to attach a 1×3 on the inside of the face frame like shown.Then, I added two scrap plywood supports (or you can also use 1x3s) on the top here to give me somewhere to attach the top and the back panel later.Step 4: Add Trim and Molding to Dog Crate End Table.Now, it would make sense to attach the top before I did this, BUT I wanted to cut the top to fit perfectly over the molding, so I installed the molding first.But this time, since this piece was much smaller, adding that detail would have made the door too small for Wally (my sister’s dog) to fit into, so we opted to skip that part to allow for a larger door.I built the doors similar to the console with 1x3s on the sides and bottom and a 1×6 at the top.I used a round object and then kind of freehanded the rest of the curve on the top and cut it out with a jig saw.However, when I installed this into my cabinet using butt hinges, it was too wide to close and I had to trim a little off the side.You could use pocket holes here if you wanted, but I didn’t want to deal with plugging the holes, so that’s why I used dowels.Step 6: Build and Install Drawer.I installed 19 ¾″ up from the bottom panel and made sure that the stretchers were installed flush to the inside of the face frame.Now, I could mount the slides onto these stretchers and start building the drawer.These drawer fronts will have a decorative edge that will make the overall thickness of the drawer front 1”, so I mounted these slides so that they were 1” in from the front of the face frame.Just like with the console, I made these drawer fronts so that they had a 1” wide trim piece glued and nailed around the edges of a ¾″ plywood center panel.I had to cut these trim pieces on the table saw.If you weren’t wanting to use these as a dog crate, you could leave this large cabinet underneath for storing large items, OR, use a shelf pin jig and drill holes to add pins for adjustable shelves to make the most of your storage space.I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and be sure to head over and watch the video tutorial to see the build in action. .
The Best Dog Crate End Tables for 2020
With so many options available, choosing the right crate for your dog can be tough.Unlike other materials commonly used in dog crates, such as metal or plastic, dog crate end tables are generally crafted from wood, which blends nicely with the other furniture in your home.Let’s face it: making a plastic or metal crate look good is nearly impossible.Likewise, note the crate’s weight capacity and be sure it corresponds to your dog.This crate saves space by fitting into the corner areas of your home.Made for medium-sized dogs from hardwood birch with steel rods, this item comes in three top finishes and 22 different base colors.This chic statement piece sports a barn door style entrance with secure latch for crating.Made from solid ash wood (no particle board here) with a removable top that’s strong enough for lamps, objects, and other decor.This piece is perfect as an end or console table while also housing your small furry friend.With an attached top, this enclosed crate is great for pups who prefer their privacy.This chic wood-style crate comes in white or espresso, depending on your decor needs.Made from sturdy medium-density fiberboard and wire, this crate is best for dogs on the smaller side. .
Dog Kennel End Table : 13 Steps (with Pictures)
I had decided to use the 1x4s on an angle like this for a few reasons.Luckily, I have a handy wife with an extra set of hands (for some reason I only have 2) and we were able to hold them in place while nailing them into the base and each other.There were some small gaps, but I will get to how that was fixed later. .
DIY: Dog Crate End Table
Having four dogs of my own, this project is one that I’ve always wanted to try.While none of mine need to be put in a crate anymore I still had the desire and I finally came across an end table that was square enough to work perfectly for it!As you can see by the picture, the table was super dirty but not in bad shape at all, and actually could have been used without any work done to it but I didn’t let that get in the way of redoing it anyways.Since this is a dog crate/end table combo I wanted to make sure it was safe.While waiting for it to dry I went ahead and sanded down the crate, painted the sections I wanted paint on and then stained it all over.I’m a thrift shop addict who would like to share my DIY projects with you. .