How do you make a nice indoor dog crate that looks decorative but is still functional?

I need a dog crate for my corgi, but I don't really want to spend $100 on some plastic junk from a pet store. I want it to look nice but to also have a good door and be roomy.

orksecurity8 years ago
One of my friends solved this by simply putting a plywood square on top of the crate, tossing a large tablecloth over it (one that almost reaches the ground) and using it as an end-table Worked fine, but she reports that guests have occasionally been startled by the fact that her dogs liked to sleep under the "tables"