Posted in Doggies on 07. Oct, 2012
These super cool dog dish feeders sell for $150 – $300+ but you can make one yourself for less than $25! I made one and I am going to show you just how easy it is!
What you will need:
Wine box with lid
Cheese Cloth or Brush
Can of Shellac to coat after your stain your win box
Tool to cut a perfect hole (check with friends or your local hardware store)
1 or 2 Stainless Steel Dog Bowls
Grippers (found at your local hardware store – available in circles or rectangles)
Thin nails for wood
Since I have three dogs, I really just wanted to make a wine crate to hold a water dish. If you want one with a water and food bowl make sure your wine crate is long enough for two bowls. Again, check with your local wine stores because they get all sizes of wooden wine boxes in when their shipments arrive each week.
The wine box I worked with on this project cost me a mere $4 and I got lucky and got it with the original lid. The Stain was around $3 or you can even leave it as is with it’s beautiful natural wood and save even more money! A can of Shellac, used to coat the box after the stain is dry, costs about $7. The Grippers, which are located in the section where you purchase those discs you place under your furniture to easily move the furniture around, cost around $3.
I got my neighbor to measure the bowl then cut a hole in the wine crate lid. He has all kinds of wood working tools, so he was my best bet for making the hole I needed for the dog bowl. If you do not know anyone that can cut the hole for you, ask your local hardware store if they can do it for you or to show you some tools that can help. If you need to purchase a tool for this it might run over the $25 for this project.
My wine box was a nice natural wood but I chose a Cabernet Stain to give it a nice burgundy color. I let the stain dry overnight and then added two coats of Shellac spray. The spray will help protect your feeder from water stains from the water bowl.
This project took me a couple of days, mainly because I wanted the stain to dry for 24 hours before adding the Shellac and then waited for the Shellac to dry.
If you have a large dog, like a Great Dane, simply stack boxes and secure with super glue or hinges to give your feeder some added height.