Decorative Crates for Dogs
The modern, stylish way to incorporate your dog’s crate into the interior design of your home.
The main advantage over a traditional wire crate is mostly for appearance. You can incorporate a wooden dog crate right into your living room without having to compromise on style. A wooden dog crate looks like a piece of furniture, that can be added to any decor. Most wooden crates can serve as an end table or nightstand providing an elegant addition to any room.
Hopefully, this guide will direct you to make a well-informed decision on the perfect one for you and your dog. You want to provide your furry friend with a safe, secure environment regardless of the crate you choose. Today I will go over the advantages and disadvantages of a wooden dog crate and provide you with a few of my favorite ones.
There are many options available for you to choose from when it comes to the kind of crate to purchase. The most popular option is a wire crate, however, if you want a more modern, elegant option then a wooden kennel is the way to go. Also, wooden crates can help a dog with anxiety as they are more enclosed. Dogs like dark, secure places by nature, it feels much more like a real den.
- Size – First you should consider the size of your dog and base the crate you buy accordingly. Your dog should be able to stand comfortably inside his or her cage. You want to get the appropriate size for your dog fully grown. If you have a puppy, you should make sure the crate you purchase is going to accommodate them as an adult. If you have a larger dog, however, some of the wooden crates might not accommodate a dog of that size.
- Quality – You should make sure the crate is a good quality, sturdy and well-constructed. You don’t want to buy something that will just fall apart in a couple of months. Wood is a strong sturdy material and can last a lifetime if it is built well enough. However, it is important to note that a wooden dog crate is not going to work well for ALL dogs. If you have a destructive pet then I would suggest getting a solid wire crate, as they could chew on the wood and destroy the foundation.
- Style – Wherever you choose to put your crate you should first make sure it is going to incorporate well with your interior design. I personally think wood will go with anything and will look more visually appealing overall. It doesn’t have to match your other pieces, as I tend to have a lot of different colors and textures of wood in my home.
- Functionality – If you are going to need your crate to be portable then obviously a wooden crate wouldn’t serve you in those terms. However, there is a specifically designed crate that allows you to use just the wire or add a wooden cover, that would be more practical if you need to take it somewhere.
The Casual Home Solid wood end table crate features a sturdy, lockable gate. You can rest assured knowing your pet is safely and securely locked inside while you are away. The design allows you to incorporate it right into any decor and doubles as a table for storage. Features chew-resistant, SOLID wood for durability and longevity. Quick and easy assembly required.
Price – $88.21 on Amazon
Size- ( 22.5″ small, 24″ medium, 27″ large and 30″ extra large )
4 Colors – Expresso, Taupe Grey, Black, or White ( Note: all colors are not available for all sizes)
This wooden pet crate turns into a gate and can be used to close off doorways or open spaces. Each panel is easily removable to accommodate smaller openings. A removable plastic tray is also included to protect your precious flooring. No tools required for assembly. You are getting two products for the price of one!
Price – $107.22 on Amazon
Size – Medium and Large
Available in Brown.
Made of environmental Flex material, proprietary formula that uses reclaimed wood and plastic incorporated into a material that is environmentally friendly and will be more durable than other wooden cages. This non-toxic material can be painted to any color you like to incorporate into any interior design. Although this is going to be more sturdy than an all wood kennel it is important to note that no material is going to completely chew proof.
Price – $128.99 on Amazon
Size – Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large (the small and medium option come with one latch, large and extra large with two latches)
colors – Antique white, Expresso, Grey, or Russet
This Merry Products crate is a wire crate with wooden only on the corners and top for maximum breathability and for those dogs who are more likely to chew the wood. This crate is stylish yet more functional than an all wooden crate for puppies if you don’t have an adult dog accustomed to a kennel. You can use this crate with or without the solid wood veneer and powder coated steel cover, making it more portable. Also includes a removable plastic tray for easy cleaning and removable divider.
Price – $166.88 on Amazon and is a #1 Best Seller
Size – Small, Medium, Large
Mr. Herzher’s Wicker Crate is a stylish, attractive option for a wood crate. It features a multi-purpose spring loaded front door that can swing in or out and latches securely. The non-slip feet keep the crate off the ground and protect your flooring. Wicker does not absorb fluids or odors and can be cleaned easily with soap and water. This brand has top notch customer service and can be reached at 1-800-845-3274, and is manufactured in the United States, which is good.
Price – $179.95 on Amazon
Size – Small up to 25 lbs. Medium up to 50 lbs. Large up to 75 lbs. and Extra Large up to 100 lbs.
If you are looking for that one of a kind piece that you can ensure no one else has you can always have a custom one hand made to meet your exact specifications. You can even incorporate two or even three dogs into one custom piece. Uniquely and exquisitely designed custom woodworking offers items you can’t find in stores. You can choose to use a custom crate as a larger piece such as an entertainment stand or side table that is sure to be the focal point of any space. They honestly don’t even look like crates they are so beautifully designed they would work seamlessly with any design.
Price – $1050.00 on Amazon
Size – Any size you want to meet your needs, Custom sizing