Easy DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Wood

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Our fur baby, Sasha, is getting older; she’s almost 12. I created this DIY dog bowl stand to make life a little more comfortable for her. This stand is what I call a “scrap wood project.” You only need a little wood (and time) to assemble this. 

Elevating your pets’ bowls has several benefits. It keeps the floor cleaner, makes it easier for pets to eat, and looks better.  

DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

While you can always purchase a pet bowl stand, creating one is cheaper and can be customized.  

DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

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Things You’ll Need

DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

Cut Wood to Size

Determine how high you want your dog bowl stand. Measure the width and height of your dog bowls. Then, sketch out a drawing that would fit both bowls. You’ll need four legs, two long and two short apron pieces, and a divider in the middle.  

wood cuts made for dog bowl stand

Here are my dimensions.  

→ Dog Bowl Size:  6-7/8 inches round

→ Legs: 6-1/2 inches tall (1-1/2 inch wood)

→ Long Aprons: 1-1/2 wide x 12-1/2 inches (3/4 inch wood)

→ Short Aprons: 1-1/2 wide x 12-1/2 inches (3/4 inch wood)

→ Divider: 1-1/2 wide x 6 inches (3/4 inch wood)

DIY Dog Bowl Stand Instructions

Make all your wood cuts first, then follow these instructions.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

How to Build a DIY Dog Bowl Stand.

Total time: 3 hours

  1. Drill Pocket Holes

    Making a dog bowl stand with pine wood

    Drill a pocket hole at each end of the aprons and divider pieces.  

  2. Assemble Dog Bowl Stand

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    I recommend attaching the short aprons to the legs first. Feel free to use wood glue at each joint for extra stability. Attach all the aprons to the legs using pocket hole screws.

  3. Attach Center Divider

    Constructing a DIY Dog Bowl Stand

    Determine the center of your dog bowl, and attach the divider piece there using another pocket hole screw.  

  4. Sand Dog Bowl Stand

    Making a dog bowl stand with pine wood

    Use an orbital sander for sanding the stand. Hot Tip: It’s easier to sand your wood pieces before assembly.  

  5. Stain or Paint

    DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

    Stain or Paint your dog bowl stand. I stained it with Tung Oil, which is natural, food-safe, and doesn’t mold or go rancid. It also provides a waterproof finish. Give your dog bowl stand at least a few days to completely dry.
    Dogs’ noses are very sensitive! Once it’s dry – insert your dog bowls. The lip of the dog bowl should rest on top.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

Sasha is now much more comfortable when she eats and drinks. And I’m much happier not having to look at an old Amazon box with dog bowls on top. I hope you give this easy wood project a try!

DIY Dog Bowl Stand from Scrap Pine Wood

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