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« on: December 22, 2016 10:54:06 AM »



Delia's food bowl travels around quite a bit while she's eating so I decided to make an elevated stand for both her bowls.



I added finger notches to make it easier to remove the bowls for filling and cleaning.





I finished it to match the kitchen cabinetry and counters which I redid earlier this year.





It's not exactly as I had envisioned it. I had wanted premade turned legs, but didn't find them in the right length, so added moulding to these plain parsons legs. I initially wanted a skirt under the top to look more like a real piece of furniture, but I also wanted to limit the amount of materials I had to buy - I didn't have the right materials for that so went without. I already had all the materials for the top and all the paint, stain, and varnish. I will keep my eye out for turned legs and if I feel motivated might replace these with those at some point.

Now I just have to control myself and wait until Christmas to give it to her!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016 11:44:46 AM »

Wow, it's beautiful!

The notches are seriously genius.  When we had our doggies, we had one of those premade plastic holders (it was really ugly to boot!) and it didn't have notches.  We always had to whack the bowls from the bottom to make them pop up. Cheesy  The worst.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016 12:31:27 PM »

Nice work! Such a smart thing for pups!
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016 01:14:05 PM »

Thanks guys! I was once told that for mid-to-taller dogs having an elevated food dish encouraged actually chewing their kibble which would reduce dog toots! Delia isn't particularly gassy, but still. Wink

Wow, it's beautiful!

The notches are seriously genius.  When we had our doggies, we had one of those premade plastic holders (it was really ugly to boot!) and it didn't have notches.  We always had to whack the bowls from the bottom to make them pop up. Cheesy  The worst.

Thank you! I have been planning this in my brain for weeks and had the epiphany to do the notches one night as I was drifting off to sleep just a few days before I started.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016 01:22:34 PM »

That looks awesome!  So much more dignified too, than eating off the floor, for spoiled princess pups.  (Ours doesn't care how high or low her dish is, but she will only eat breakfast in my craft studio, but not dinner.  Dinner has to be in the living room - NOT dining or kitchen - and we have to tell her how pretty she is, and how good she is, in between bites, or she stops eating, and lays down looking at us with the saddest eyes ever.)
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016 01:33:20 PM »

That looks awesome!  So much more dignified too, than eating off the floor, for spoiled princess pups.  (Ours doesn't care how high or low her dish is, but she will only eat breakfast in my craft studio, but not dinner.  Dinner has to be in the living room - NOT dining or kitchen - and we have to tell her how pretty she is, and how good she is, in between bites, or she stops eating, and lays down looking at us with the saddest eyes ever.)

Thanks! Delia is way more of a tomboy than a princess and will eat any ol' place! Lucky for me. I'll be shocked (and heartbroken) if she won't eat and drink from this!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016 03:26:26 PM »

That looks awesome!  So much more dignified too, than eating off the floor, for spoiled princess pups.  (Ours doesn't care how high or low her dish is, but she will only eat breakfast in my craft studio, but not dinner.  Dinner has to be in the living room - NOT dining or kitchen - and we have to tell her how pretty she is, and how good she is, in between bites, or she stops eating, and lays down looking at us with the saddest eyes ever.)

That's amazing.  I want my family to do this for me while I eat.
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