Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Finally! Dog Feeding Station is Finished!


Elevated Raised Dog Feeding Station


Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We spent the weekend doing projects around the house. But we did manage to have some fun with the kids and dinner with my family.






 

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw that I hinted about a new project that would be listed for sale. I posted that...two weeks ago! I am sorry for the delay. Oh man, this project was such a headache. Our initial plan was to make this as a storage dog feeder with a pull out drawer in the front. 




Apparently that was a little too ambitious for us. We did one thing after another wrong. So, we decided to go with a different design and use the other one as a slightly irregularly shaped toy box. 




Here is what we came up with. I actually think the former design was a little too big for an average sized dog. This one is a little smaller, but is the perfect size to accommodate a Labrador sized dog. 


 

I started by making the frame. I used 4X4's for the legs cut at 13 inches in length.




The aprons are 2x3's that I attached to the legs using pocket holes and screws. The long aprons I cut to 24 and 1/2 inches and the short aprons to 11 and 1/2 inches.



I wanted the aprons inset by about 1/4 inch. Easy way to do that is to find the right sized piece of wood to slip underneath while you screw it in. That way it's even on all sides.

Making sure it's all level



Chiseled the edges a bit and gouged it to distress it




The tabletop is this spruce pine fir project panel from Lowe's that we cut to the size we needed. Our size was about 32 and 1/2 inches by 19 and 1/2 inches. (We were going to use it for something else, that's why it's already painted.)



Checking to make sure our measurements were correct




My husband cut the holes in the tabletop to fit the dog bowls. He rigged up this simple guide to help him draw a perfect circle. 






Then I gave it all a coat of my favorite stain color, dark walnut. So pretty! 

Three coats of polyurethane...correction two coats of spar urethane and it was still tacky after a full day. I gave it a quick wipe with paint thinner and sanded it with 220 grit sanding block. Then I did two more coats of wipe on polyurethane. That did the trick! Jeremy attached the top and it's good to go. 



Isn't it beautiful!? This will make a beautiful piece to add to your home. 

Elevated Raised Dog Feeding Station


And if you don't want to make one yourself, I have this piece listed for sale in our store! Check it out!



*Cute dog not included :) 

Monique

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting the store started! So happy for your new adventure. ☺

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