Raised dog dish holders

My pups are my sweeties so several projects have been done for them.  This post includes some raised dish holders.  The first was made out of ripped 2x4s to see how I could adapt a plan I saw in a woodworking magazine.  We used it in our garage and it lasted until Dollee came along and used it as a teether.  The second was for our sunroom from oak so it would match the dogs' bed and Murphy bed.  The third is for in our RV.  The fourth is to replace the oak one which Dollee chewed on (used some old chair legs!). For the 5th picture, I did rework the oak and painted it yellow to be used out in the garage.  


Dogs deserve it.    Nice work.    


Nice work. These items sell good at arts and craft shows.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

nice ones barb. it reminds me i need to raise the beagles, it's a little low.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Yeah, perfect for those who don't let their dogs join them at the dinner table 🙂

I remember these, still cracks me up imagining the pups eating their older dish holders, but sure seems better that the table legs or your shoes!
Thanks everyone. 

And as proof of our naughty pup - check this out, no remorse!!  Good thing she was (is) such a little cutie.
They look great Barb, and a nice touch for them to have their food bowls raised. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

They seem to like them.  Haven't raised  their food bowls. Maybe items for "my list"
Puppers need teething props too!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Nice work. My dawgs are pressed up against me as I type.


Ryan - trust me...there were plenty of chew toys!!  

Petey- dogs are the best

Looks like a lost bear cub! love the fluffy youngsters 😀
Well, Odie's didn't hold up on the water dish holder.   

Scraped, sanded, and then applied paste wax.  Top was then too thin so had an issue with screw popping thru...sigh - thought I had adjusted but guess not enough.  Just temporary until other tops cure so will live with it.  I realize the slobber means a limited lifespan. 

Here's the cyprus with GF (few more weeks to allow finish to cure).

Legs are from discarded kitchen chairs.  

Great ideas.
My dog has short legs so he doesn't need those but he does need a ramp to get on the bed.
He also can't reach food on the counter or table...LOL
now youd think a beagle is too small to get food on the counter, youd be wrong. she has jumped up on the benches around the dining table then jumped on top the counter which is next to the dining booth. food is not safe if left out anywhere.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Our indoor doggage (small poodles, 13lbs) have one of those water fountains with the built in filter. I thought it was overkill but SWMBO insisted. The activated filters were $$$ so I used my aquarium charcoal and just refilled them.

Well since dog slobber/back wash overwhelms them in a few days I just change out the water now after a cleaning.

If I had the bowls, the dogs would always be putting there squeaky toys and chewys in there to "soften" them up. Ewww!

Come to realize that anything dog related should be made from heavy gauge stainless steel.
Yes, I was overly optimistic that this would hold up.  Then I watched them drink and then turn to look at me as water flowed like a faucet onto the stand.  Add our hard water and the stands don't have a chance of long-term survival. I have the cyprus one ready to go when this fails (realistic expectations this time) and also have a top made from poplar that I painted that I'll put on these legs (paint does better as the crazy yellow one in our garage still is looking good).  Did use pocket screws for these as high-level craftsmanship isn't necessary! They seem to like the stands so will keep updating as needed.  
Great build Barbara. Looks like little cutie is teething.

James McIntyre

James- yes, our most recent addition chewed on two of the stands.  Good thing she was such a cute pup!  Now at nearly 4 years old, I think the chewing days are behind us.  
Great idea Barbara. I might suggest something like that to my son and his wife.  They have a sheepadoodle.  It's like half a camel.  Way tall animal.  

Drop out of warp and prepare to be boarded. Mike southwest CO

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