Hi all! 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.
To make the crate section I would have to attach the top portion of the wood strips to the top of the table. That was easy since the top was hollowed out. For the bottom of the strips I had to cut a piece of 1 x 3 pine to attach them to. The easiest way to do this was to cut the pine to fit the table and attach the wood strips to that. I then put it into the area I wanted it and attached the top of the wood to the stand. I then turned the stand over and attached it to the bottom of the end table to secure it. I did this for both sides of the end table.
The back of the crate I did a little differently. Since this is a dog crate/end table combo I wanted to make sure it was safe. More than likely a lamp will be used on this so I wanted to make the back of the cage more enclosed so the dog would not be able to get to any electrical cords. Same concept at the sides just a little more work by adding on the bottom section.
Moving onto the crate door. This is, as I always mention, when not throwing away left over parts from other pieces I’ve done comes in handy. I had pieces of this wood door left over from a piece I had remade into something else. I was able to cut it to fit the front of the crate and then attached it back together. All the hardware I used for the door I had picked up when I saw it out shopping because I figured one day I would need it. I had to spray paint it so it all matched but that takes all of 2 minutes to do.
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 then attached the door and the project was complete!!
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Hi, I’m Amy. I love to repurpose, refinish and decorate with thrift store finds. Making something new out of something old is what inspires me! I’m a thrift shop addict who would like to share my DIY projects with you.