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With impending arrival of our new twins, I decided to make a place for the dog to sleep. Because I wasn't convinced that I could make a safe and good looking pair of cribs in time so I mad a crib for the dog. What I ended up with is this Cherry and Maple dog crate which is held together with various types of knock-down hardware. It can be stored relatively flat by unbolting only 8 bolts. The babies arrived last week so I have been really busy but, with Grandma's help with the babies I was able to finish it up.

The dog is pretty good with the babies but he sometimes gets under foot and he doesn't mind being crated. He, like me, may like to a place to get away from the activity once the kids get more mobile.

The bonus to this is that I can use the top as a TV stand, too. Not that I'll have much TV time. :)

Thanks for viewing- questions, comments, and critiques are welcome.

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Really very nicely done. Great idea & great job.
Congratulations!
 

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A dog crate that doubles as fine furniture….. excellent work!
 

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I need to do this. I have three unruly dogs that rarely get kenneled because their crates are huge and ugly, too ugly to be upstairs.
 

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The best doggie crib I've seen
 

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Outstanding. I'm always impressed with the way LumberJocks incorporate their pets in their woodworking. That's as nice a piece of furniture as I've seen for a dog in a long time. Great work!
 

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Now that's a really neat idea. Looks great and should hold up to the activity of twins playing with the dog. Hope mom is doing well.
 

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Now there is a spoiled pooch. Custom furniture for the pet, what a great idea! Wonderful craftsmanship too.
BTKS
 

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Love the story. I got a dog crate for my guy years ago and it was one of the best investments I ever made. Dog Crates are a safe way of transporting your dog in the car, as well as a way of taking him places where he may not be able to run freely. If you properly train your dog to use a dog crate, he'll think his dog crate is a safe place and will be happy to spend time in his dog crate when needed.
 

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Really nice.
 
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