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I start with an animal,

And finish with a material,

I also entertain people,

And make your house beautiful.

As most answers already have this, hint 1 is:

Wood

Got the idea based on this great riddle.

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  • $\begingroup$ I am new here, so I don't know the correct way, as @Randal'Thor said, it's the form of the riddle thats based on, no other correlation... $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:09
  • $\begingroup$ When I saw the title, I immediately thought of Fishsticks. The stick part even matched the hint! And then I read the rest of the riddle... $\endgroup$ – PL457 Mar 22 '18 at 10:33
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Tiger Woods. Tigerwood makes your house lovely. Tiger Woods entertains people with his golf.

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    $\begingroup$ Finally someone got it :) $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 22:18
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting that xyz is considered an entertainer though. Took me a while to see xyz like that. $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Mar 21 '18 at 22:21
  • $\begingroup$ I used entertainer too make it harder :P $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 22:22
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How about

dogwood?

Starts with an animal:

dog.

Ends with a material:

wood.

Entertain people:

according to Wikipedia, dogwood is used to make mountain dulcimers, a type of musical instrument.

Make your house beautiful:

maybe dogwood is used in some kind of interior decoration?

(I posted this answer after seeing Herb Wolfe's, but thought of it before. At first I'd thought it unlikely, but given the OP's comment that Herb was close, maybe it's worth a try after all.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Real Close as well! $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:24
  • $\begingroup$ dang, I changed mine, as I thought this was it. Must put my thinking cap back on. $\endgroup$ – Herb Wolfe Mar 21 '18 at 21:29
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Are you

Basswood? Dogwood

Starts with an animal:

Bass - a type of fish Dog, a pet, and man's best friend.

Finishes with a material:

Wood, obviously a material.

Entertains people:

Many guitars are made using basswood, and guitars entertain people.
According to this Wikipedia disambiguation page, dogwood can refer to, among other things, a thoroughbred race, a NASCAR race, an amateur golf tournament, or a Christian punk band, any of which can be entertaining to people.

Makes your house beautiful:

The basswood tree can be used as an ornamental tree, which would make your house beautiful, and the wood itself is used for furniture and other decorative household items.
The dogwood tree is also an ornamental tree, and the beautiful wood can be used for a variety of smaller objects requiring a hard wood.

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  • $\begingroup$ Almost correct, Real close!! :) $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ lol @Bass: ^^ above answer = BassWood. Nice one $\endgroup$ – NL628 Mar 22 '18 at 1:15
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New guess. Are you...

Wormwood? Starts with "worm" (sort of an animal), ends with "wood", is an entertaining series on Netflix, and can be an ornamental plant for your house.

Old guess was...

A dogwood tree. Starts with "dog", ends with "wood", and makes your house beautiful. Not sure about the entertainment part, though.

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  • $\begingroup$ Also as @Herb, real close! $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:24
  • $\begingroup$ Oops, looks like we jinxed each other! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 21 '18 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ @GustavoGabriel: Is my newer guess any closer? $\endgroup$ – gnovice Mar 21 '18 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ Nope, I would say the animal is farther :P $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 22:06
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I believe you are

pigskin.

Starts with an animal

pig

Finishes with a material

skin

I also entertain people

football is entertaining to many people

And make your house beautiful

Furniture made of pigskin (leather)

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not correct, the other answers are a little closer as well $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:35
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How about

Houndstooth

I start with an animal

"Hound" is another word for Dog, which is an animal

And finish with a material

Teeth are made from dentine and enamel - i.e. Ivory

I also entertain people

Houndstooth is a Music Label: https://www.houndstoothlabel.com/

And make your house beautiful

Houndstooth is a pattern used in fabric or wallpapers

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  • $\begingroup$ Also not correct, the other answers are a little closer. $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:40
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I am pretty sure this is:

Zebrawood

I start with an animal

Zebra, yes

And finish with a material

Wood, a material.

I also entertain people

Guitars are made of it.

And make your house beautiful

And also home-decor

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  • $\begingroup$ Lol, it's not :) I don't know how you guys didnt get it yet... $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ @GustavoGabriel Oh God! Nooooooo.... $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Mar 21 '18 at 21:55
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How about

Canarywood?

Starts with an animal:

canary. (sort of)

Ends with a material:

wood.

Entertain people:

a google search for "canarywood instrument" suggest at least guitars are made from it

Make your house beautiful:

canarywood is certainly lovely enough to make furniture out of.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, thats not it :( $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 21 '18 at 22:03

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