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So here it is, my first attempt at semi-fine wood-working… a dog feeding station. I made it for my brother's golden lab/miniture horse who weighs in at 90 lbs. - "action pictures" to be posted soon.

Dimentions are approx 13 3/4" high, 13 1/2" deep and 24" wide. Bowls are 8" in diameter.

This is my first "real" furniture project and first project using the Festool Domino. The whole project is made from Lacewood which was a small improvement in materials compared to the Pine I've used for everything else. As a begininning woodworker I was nervous about using fine lumber for my first project but at the end, it came out great, at least I think so, haha.

Quick note about lacewood - be prepared for lots of small splinters and lots of iritating dust.

Anyway, I used 3 Dominos to reinforce the tabletop glue joint, and one Domino to connect each skirt and leg. The only metal in the whole project is concealed as I used brass "L" brackets to connect the table top to the legs/skirt. The legs, holes for the bowls and top were rounded over with varyious roundover bits and the bottoms of the legs were hit with a small 45 degree chamfer. Everything was sanded to 220 and I finished it with 3 coats of pure tung oil, sanding in between each coat with 0000 steel wool.

Comments, questions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Jim

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Absolutely beautiful Jim, I guess it is worth all the splinters, just be careful breathing that dust!

Welcome to the community by the way:
 

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Thanks Jojo - and you're absolutely right about that dust, I always thought wearing a dust mask was being too careful, how much dust could there be right? Well, I learned my lesson quick and I'll never sand lacewood, or any wood for that matter, without protection again.
 

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Great job! Just increase those dimensions by a bit and you've got a heck of a coffee table there.
 

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Nicely done. I love the color of the wood. The rounded edges look great as well. I sure the dogs will love not having to bend over and it does make it easier for them to eat and drink.
 

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Very nice work!
 

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Jim you may have created the finest dog food station that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. It is beautiful. As Charlie said, you've already got the basics down pat - why not make a bigger version of the same thing (without the bowl holes) and call it a coffee table, or sofa table.
 

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Worth more than the dog! (kidding!) Fantastic job Jim.
 

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Nice job , you spoiled your brothers dog , mine is jealous !
 

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I wonder what a mess my lab would make of this. He'd eat the food, then eat the feeding station. Nice!
 

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Nice work. My wife has been after me to make one of these. I'll get to it sooner or later.
 
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