By Donna from Foymount, Ontario
By Jeta from Cumbria
By Willi from Calgary, AB, Canada
Depending on the size of your dog, modify the dimensions of this project accordingly. Cut two squares measuring 10"x10" from MDF board. Measure your stainless steel food and water dishes, add the measurements, then add an additional 4-6". Cut a rectangle that is 10" tall and your above determined measurement wide. Cut a support board the length of your top board, minus 1", and 10" wide.
Lay the dog dishes upside down on the larger MDF board section, spaced as you want them to be in the finished project. Trace the dishes in pencil. Measure the lip of the dishes, and double the number. With a jigsaw, cut the inside of the traced circles out, subtracting the doubled lip measurement from the entire radius. This will allow the dishes to fit nicely into the holes.
As in the photograph, attach the square pieces of MDF board to the bottom of the larger board, with screws. Insert your dishes, and then place the support bar beneath the dishes. Mark the location with a pencil. Attach the support bar with screws.
Sand the entire piece, then cover the screw heads with putty. Apply paint and varnish. Let the finished project dry for at least 24 hours before use. Just beware of dog. Before you know it, Fido may want to be served breakfast in bed.
After removing the small double cabinet above the refrigerator (because the refrigerator would not fit), I used the cabinet to make an elevated dog feeder for our two dogs.
First I attached rubber feet on the bottom so that it would not move and would not scratch my wood floors.
Next, I cut two holes in the top to place the bowls. It is a terrific feeder, plus there is storage room below. You could look for unfinished cabinet or used one at flea market if you are not as lucky as I.