Food dish holder for an older dog

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Project by rustythebailiff posted 06-30-2013 03:18 PM 1759 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something I made for a friend who’s daughter has a dog who can’t eat from her dish if it’s on the floor. The food bowl is elevated enough for her.

The top is set into the legs at a 5 degree angle for stability, and walnut pegs help hold the legs in place. I made it from cypress, partly because it resists decay in a damp environment, and partly because I love it’s grain patterns. No stain, just a couple coats of wipe on poly.

The style and construction are Japanese influence, with some Western touches.

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 05:03 PM

Nice job…they are useful, aren’t they?
We have one for our dog as well.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 06:02 PM

Very nice and simple design and also good wood choice. She can eat her food comfortably now.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 07:26 PM

Thanks very much. My friend sent a photo of the new owner. It turned out to be the perfect height for her

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 07:11 PM

Fantastic design for this great build… Would like to make one of these holding food, water, and providing cat access on each side and in between bowls 3 cats Thanks for adding another project to the to be done list :) Great choice of wood… Looks great, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 06:14 PM

Looks great, very well crafted. Like the Japanese style and the wood choice. I’m sure the dog is grateful. Great job!

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