Building your own double-dog crate gives you the freedom to create a piece of furniture that beautifully meshes with the rest of your décor and is a safe place to keep your dogs when you are away. Take a look at these five plans that will surely inspire you to head to the hardware store.
1. 731 Woodworks Double Dog Crate Kennel and Console
731 Woodworks offers plans for a beautiful dog crate kennel that functions as a TV console too. They offer a video that shows you how to build it, as well as list the needed supplies on their site. The kennel is 5 feet long, 20 inches deep, and 30 inches tall. So, you can easily fit two small dogs or one large dog in here. This project is for an advanced builder, but when you have finished, you will have a console that will be the envy of many people.
2. Double Dog Coffee Table, From Ana White
On her blog, Ana White shows you how to build a double-dog coffee table/crate under $100. The skill level is beginner, and you can finish it in one weekend if you are ambitious. The result is a functional coffee table that will house two dogs while you are away. It is built from common materials that are easy to find at your local hardware store, as well as some things that you may already have on hand. It does require myriad power tools, such a drill, circular saw, brad nail gun, sander, and a Kreg jig.
3. Shanty 2 Chic DIY Dog Crate Console
Shanty 2 Chic offers free plans to build a double dog crate console that is suited for intermediate to advanced builders. You will need a variety of tools, as well as plenty of lumber, screws, welded wire, and other accessories to make this into a multi-functional unit. It features a dog bowl drawer, two storage drawers, and two separate crates on each end. This will take longer than a weekend but will be worth the extra time in the end.
4. Dog Crate Sofa Table, by Jorge Araujo
Jorge Araujo shows you on a YouTube video how to build a lovely double-dog crate sofa table. He is a great teacher, and you can follow along step by step as he builds the crate. Advanced skill level is recommended and so is a knowledge of tools you will need, as well as purchasing the required lumber and other materials. It’s a great project for those who are confident in their carpentry skills. You will be pleased with the end product if you take the time to build this sofa table for your dogs.
5. Farmhouse Cabinet Makeover DIY Dog Crate, by Measure & Mix
Measure & Mix shows you how to turn an old cabinet into a double-dog crate in her YouTube video. It is a project that anyone could tackle, and there are plenty of ways to customize it to make it your own. It not only houses your dogs while you are away, but it can also function as a folding table in your laundry room or an island in your kitchen. You may have an old cabinet waiting to be renovated, or you can look at yard sales to buy a used one that someone is selling.
If you have the motivation to build your own double-dog crate that serves two purposes, you will find that there are many options available. We showcased five beautiful pieces that can be made without too much effort, and you will also save money by building your own.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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