How to build a dog feeding station

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a dog feeding station. If you want to learn more about building a pet feeding station, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many plans and designs to choose from when building the feeding station, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the related woodworking projects that are featured on our website.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the table to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Building a dog feeding station

Building a feeding station

Building a feeding station

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 5 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 9″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/4″ long FRAME
  • C – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 12 1/2″x18 1/4″ long TOP

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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How to build a dog feeding station

Building the top component

Building a feeding station

 

The first step of the garden project is to build the top of the dog feeding station. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut build the top out of 3/4″ plywood, making sure you take a look over the diagram. Drill a starting holes and make the round holes using a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues using a vacuum cleaner.

 

Building the frame of the feeding station

Building the frame of the feeding station

 

Next, build the frame of the feeding station out of 1×4 lumber using the information described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the short components and secure them to the perpendicular components by using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints in order to create a rigid structure.

 

Attaching the legs

Attaching the legs

 

Continue the woodworking project by attaching the 2×2 legs to the frame of the dog station. Drill pilot holes through the legs and secure them to the frame by using 2″ screws.

 

Fitting the top of the dog feeding station

Fitting the top of the dog feeding station

 

Drill pocket holes through the top edges of the frame and center it to the top components. Leave no gaps between the components and lock them together tightly by inserting 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess by using a damp cloth.

 

How to build a dog feeding station

How to build a dog feeding station

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the feeding station.

 

 

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