Dog Feeder

Instead of tossing our scraps from our Kitchen Renovation Part 1 and Kitchen Renovation Part 2 Mr. Taylor got pretty crafty with a much needed dog feeder / dog food storage box.

Having a small house and hating clutter (horrible combination) I naturally grew sick and tired of tripping over bowls and looking at our cheap clear storage container full of dog food. Getting a few ideas from Pinterest (duh 😉 ) Cody altered what we liked/disliked from those ideas posted to create our own version.

We used:

  • plywood
  • 1×2 pine boards
  • scrap oak flooring
  • 2 drawer slides
  • 2 hinges

→ Because everyone might want a different size feeder I’m not including “in depth” measurement details. If you would like those details we would be more than happy to add them. Just let us know 🙂 ←

Start by deciding how much dog food you would like it to hold. Ours holds a little over 50 pounds and measures 19 1/2 inches wide 20 inches deep and 26 inches tall including the slide out drawer for the bowls which is 10 inches tall.

Helpful Hint: We bought our dog bowls before making the feeder and incorporated their width into the width of the feeder from the start also allowing space in-between the bowls.

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Use plywood to make your box including the bowl drawer underneath it. We trimmed the edges and drawer with a 1×2 pine board to pretty it up.

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Once the slides are on the drawer its time for the bowl holes. Start by drawing your holes then use a paddle bit to make a hole in the center of your circle and finish making your hole with a jig saw. Do the same to the other bowl hole.

For the lid we used left over oak flooring pieces. We ended up making it a little larger than we wanted the lid then cut it to size for crisp straight edges.

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We used a couple pieces of plywood to attach the hinges to the top and finished the lid by using pine trim around the edges.

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After using wood filler to cover the nail holes, sanding it with my palm sander and a very fine 220 grit paper we stained it with Minwax’s Dark Walnut (my favorite color!)

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I’m so pleased with the way it turned out! Like I said, if you would like any more details at all please feel free to let us know. We would be more than happy to help!

Happy DIYing!

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