Pet Food Bowls
Do you have any pets? We have a few… two dogs, two cats, and a tortoise, they make up the rest of our family, and we LOVE them! Since our dogs our Great Danes we have always had them eating out of raised feeders. When Rosie was a puppy I made her the cutest feeder but she quickly out grew it and I had to make her a taller one, and then along came Bruce (our boy dane) and I had to make a feeder three bowls. So I have had a lot of experience making pet feeders. My favorite by far was her pink puppy one. When I was at the store the other day a saw the cutest tiny metal bowls and thought they would be perfect to replicate it for our cats.
This project is great for beginners, it’s very straight forward with a simple, sleek design. This low budget build only ended up costing $1.58, 79 cents for each bowl at Walmart the rest was made with scrap wood. If you don’t have scrap wood you can get 1 in. x 1 in. boards at Hobby Lobby for $4 plus 40% off! It can be built it in an afternoon, stained it in the evening, and you can start using it the next day! Which is perfect if you are impatient like me.
NOTE: For the top and the bottom pieces I used 1/2 in. x 1 in. wood strips because I happened to have this size wood scraps, but you can easily use the 1 in. x 1 in. dowels for the entire project. I you want is size just uses your table saw to cut the 1×1 in half
1/2 in. x 1 in. 4 – 10 in. 5 – 3 1/4 in.
1 in. x 1 in. 4 – 4 in.
1. Use your miter saw to make all your cuts
2. Take the 2 – 10 in. and 2 – 3 1/4 in. boards and create a square. Use the wood glue and nail gun to attach the pieces
3. Create another identical square. Then double check and make sure the bowls fit into the square easily and catch on the lip
4. Take one of the rectangles and insert the reamining 3 1/4 in. board into the center of the piece. Measure for accuracy and glue/nail it into place
5. Now you are going to add the legs. Take the 4 in. boards and attach them to each of the corners using wood glue and the nail gun
6. To attach the top use glue and nails
7. Use wood filler to fill in all the nail holes. Allow to dry for a few hours
8. After a few hours sand and stain your piece. Then put a clear coat over top