Pet crates are great. They provide a comfortable little spot for the pet to relax and enjoy their downtime. But, only a few of them gel well with the home décor. For this reason, home owners tend to keep the pet crate away from the living room, which in turn makes it difficult for them to keep an eye on their pets. The new Casual Home 600-44 Pet Crate End Table takes care of many such pet owners’ problems.
This wood kennel comes in a beautiful espresso color, which lends it an elegant look worthy of any living room. The wood used to make this product is called Hevea. The crate is made of 100% wood and there are no mixed materials. This is actually a sustainable substitute for the regular forest wood and therefore, there is no ecological harm done in making these beautiful kennels. The Hevea wood is durable and does not crack or break easily. The smart design of the crate also allows it to be used as an end table. It can be placed beside the bed or even the couch in the living room and it will just blend in with other wooden furniture. Despite its size and the fact that it is wooden, the crate is really not that heavy. At 35 pounds, it can be easily moved around the house whenever the need arises.
It is not only beautiful to look at, but also quite sturdy too. The large variant of the kennel measures 29.25″ x 24″ x 36.5″, while the smaller one has exterior dimensions of 24.5″ x 20″ x 27.5″. These offer a good space for a small or even a medium-sized dog. It has enough room for the pet to rest comfortably and move around inside. The durable wood construction does not give away easily even if the pet inside is hyperactive. To keep such dogs contained, the crate comes with a latch.
The bottom half of the kennel sides are wood paneled, which provide good protection from the elements. The top half of the sides features wooden bars, through which the owner can keep an eye on their pets inside. The kennel top is in the form of a tabletop, which can be used for placing books, coffee mugs, and so on. This design provides dual benefits to the dog – good ventilation as well as the privacy they need. As wood material is a bad conductor of heat and electricity, the interior of the crate will remain cool inside, even during the summers.
The kennel looks attractive and is a good home inside home for small dogs, and perhaps, some docile medium-sized dogs. However, it may not be the best option for large and overactive dogs. They can chew on the wood and make the polish come off. The kennel is obviously not meant for traveling either. So, if you want to take the dog along with you, you will have to look for another crate to do that job. Its portability can be improved to a certain level by fitting it with wheels at the bottom.[easyazon_infoblock align=”center” cart=”n” cloak=”n” identifier=”B0069HBGUQ” locale=”US” localize=”y” nw=”y” nf=”n” tag=”dogcratelover11-20″]