November 8, 2009

Easy Handmade Raised Dog Feeder

Raised dog feeders can provide health benefits to dogs - particularly dogs with back and joint problems. However, raised feeders can be very expensive. This awesome trash-to-treasure project for dog owners will save you money AND have a unique feeder that can be designed to fit in with the look of your home.

I started with an old wood crate. If you don't have one at home, check your local thrift store.

Using 1 quart dog bowls (purchased for $1.99 each at Menards), I traced the outer rim onto the bottom of the crate. I then drafted a circle about 1/2" in to use as my cutting line. I drilled a hole to use as the cut starting point, and then used a jigsaw to cut the circles.

If you're looking for a rustic or country look, you're done! Alternatively, paint the feeder to match the decor in your room, and maybe even paint your pet's name on the side. A clear coat can be applied to protect the wood from water.

1 comment:

NJ Cellulose Insulation Contractor said...

Beautiful! Raised dog-food bowls are surprisingly expensive in stores. The one you created looks great. You can easily stain/paint it too to match the room it will be in.