We just spotted this great idea on the Do It Yourself magazine website. Terrier Sid has a bed/nest/crate built into a lower kitchen cabinet. The door is made from a vintage floor grate, which allows in light and air.
Check out salvage places like Urban Ore and Ohmega Salvage for antique floor grates.
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Although im sure Sid is completely trustworthy. I dont know if building a bed into a kitchen cupboard is a great thing. What if Sid has an accident? Getting your head and arm in there to clean it would be a nightmare
I am with you Hollie although if someone is leaving their dog in a crate that long that the dog would have an accident is the wrong use of crating in general.I like to think this is a little hideout for Sid and the door stays open so he can come and go as he pleases, love the JRTs
Awesome! This is the exact same floor grate as all of the ones in my apartment :-)
I LOVE this. Perhaps I can do one for each of my dogs: a German Shepard and Pembroke Welsh Corgi.....
It looks, cool, but not too practical, he can't open and close it himself
we have something very similar, it is a little crawl space under our stairs that we have converted into a little dog house (complete with a grate door!). Our dog absolutely loves it, and I love not having to decorate around a regular dog crate.
I have this in an informal, unplanned way -- my cabinets are open, top and bottom, and I've noticed that, in times of stress (thunderstorm, stranger arrives), my two smaller dogs slink into a base cabinet right next to the fridge. We're getting ready to remodel, so I'll have to do something to accommodate their nesting.
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