Editor’s Note: You barked and we listened! DoggIY is a new monthly column here on Dog Milk where we feature modern DIY dog projects. We’ll be sharing everything from homemade treats to pet beds–and beyond!


We’re kicking our brand spanking new column off with a bang, a sexy birch plywood bang that is. This DIY dog crate coffee table is the brilliant creation of Erin Loechner and her husband Ken who, after a no-luck search for an affordable modern pet crate, decided to make their own. It’s also now the nap time location of Bernie and George (remember those cuties?)!

DOG I Y: A Modern Dog Crate Coffee Table in other doggiy beds furniture

DOG I Y: A Modern Dog Crate Coffee Table in other doggiy beds furniture

Erin walks us through all steps involved, from design to execution, over on HGTV.com. Meanwhile, let’s brainstorm! How would you customize this dog crate coffee table idea to suit your needs? Would you leave the wood raw or paint it? Share your thoughts!

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