|Project by LJ||posted 06-20-2007 01:28 AM||21301 views||8 times favorited||19 comments|
Most folks just plop their dog’s bowls onto the floor and let then go and get it. That’s not so bad for a dog that does not have for to go down to reach the food and water, such as Bassett Hounds, Dachshund or other low-to-the-ground dogs.
Now, if you have a large dog, such as Great Danes, Doberman Pinscher or any of the Retriever breeds, they have to bend way down to reach their bowls. As a dog gets older, this can even become painful, certainly so if the dog suffers arthritis in the neck. Elevating their bowls made a lot of sense to me when I was first presented with the idea. So into the shop I went and out I came with the first one shown here.
This is made of Redwood and holds one of my Golden’s food bowl and their community water bowl, the one on the left. It measures 30”W x 15”D x 15”H. The openings to hold the bowls are custon cut to accept the bowl and catch the entire lip of each bowl on the table top. The second photo shows the detail of a very thin strip of redwood that I cut, glued and carpet tacked into the side for a finished, yet rustic look.
The ‘table chair’ in the third picture is made from cedar. The table top is 12” square not including the pickets. It is 15”H and the chair back is 30”H.
Both table tops have one of my personal favorite details to craft, breadboard ends.
-- Peace, LJ http://www.4goldens.org