I can't wait till our little goldendoodle is ready to come home! We've already gone to a few pet stores to prepare. I don't like clutter and mess, so I wanted a creative way to store dog food and have a raised feeding station. I looked up on Pinterest for ideas, then went to Walmart and Lowes for supplies! I first bought a storage container - 16 3/4" L x 11 1/8" W x 7 " H - 16 Qt. or 15 L. I bought a taller one at first, but didn't think about the food bowls sitting on top. I then went to Lowe's and bought 3 1x4x8 wood boards, 1/2 pint of wood stain (dark walnut), 2 count 2 inch. brass hinges, and wood glue. I had extra wood for the top (just a 4 ft x 4 ft wood board, I'd buy a small one that works for the top) and 1 inch. screws at home.
Measurements: I cut 9, 18 in wood boards with my Ryobi handsaw. I then glued the three wood boards together. These 18 inch W x 10.5 inch H will be used as the front, back and bottom of the dog food station. I then cut 6, 12inch. wood boards and glued them together. These will be for the sides.
Next, I had a wood board lying around so I cut it to fit the dimensions for the top - 18" W X 13.5" H. I measures the diameter of the food bowls, drew two circles, and then used my Ryobi scroll saw to cut them out.
Next, I glued the box together using Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue. After it dried, I drilled screws to the front and back of the dog food station and storage. You can use drill pocket holes using a Kreg Jig R3 for a better bond.
I then added the hinges to the top, and screwed them on to connect to the box.
I made sure the storage container fit, then I stained the wood. I sprayed a clear protective coat in case our pup (or me) gets water on the wood.
Have no clue what I did or what I'm talking about? Don't worry, Try one of these Home Depot Do-It-Herself classes: www.homedepot.com; July 21, 2016 there is a DOG FEEDER class!!! I wish I saw it before I built this ;).
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Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!