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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Decorative Crate Recommendations

Been searching high and low for a good quality crate thatís a piece of furniture. I have already returned two. One in the $200 range and the other $400 because I know heís gonna bust out or chew it up pretty easily. Right now I have a really solid wooden crate that is for a medium dog in my bedroom. He loves it. Got it off Facebook but heís only got a few more weeks in it as heís growing fast. The crate in my bedroom was and is meant to be temporary.

My other crate is large and is the cookie cutter ugly cage in my great room. The wooden crates are so expensive. I really donít want to drop a grand on a crate, but I will if I have to.

Anyone have some good experiences with some furniture type crates?




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I chose a very pretty felt that matched the rest of the decor colors, and covered the wire crate with that. We then got a good piece of butcher block, and stained it very very dark, and sealed it. This is on top of the wire crate, and acts as an end table in our living room. Most people don’t even realize it’s a crate until we let a dog in or out. Not super duper fancy, but it really does blend in with the living room as a piece of furniture. And it’s not as expensive as buying one that is built into an table.
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That crate sounds like a great idea Jchrest. Can you share a picture of your design?
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I have ugly crate in the living room woes as well. That sounds like a great idea for a crate Jchrest. Is there any way you can share a picture of your creation?
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You might try a friend or company that does custom woodwork/custom cabinets, may be a little more expensive or not, but maybe the quality would be longer lasting?
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these look gorgeous. I'm haven't dared look at the price

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I did something similar to what Jchrest did when we had a crate in the living room.It was just a pair of curtain panels
that matched the wall color, crossed in a + shape draped over the crate.Used it as a sofa table behind the furniture.

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In The Company of Dogs has furniture style crates.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the ideas and recommendations. @car2ner, those are very nice, they start at a grand, ouch. We are thinking about trying this one:

https://express.google.com/product/N...153338788343_0
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I really love the fancy crates I had one the largest is not that big for a large male but large. It is inexpensive. The photo does not do it justice. Really was a beautiful peace in the house I loved it. Max did chew his way out he was 8 month. I do want to get another one I keep one set up in the dining room. Now that they are older. Tired of looking at the big crate. I just use it to dry off after they are bathed or beached. It looked like cherry wood. Again photos do no justice and was reasonable compared to some other decorative crates.
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