Dog feeding tray

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Project by BillyJ posted 08-21-2009 04:40 AM 3454 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first two pictures show a raised food / water tray that is used to contain the food in the box below. One of my neighbors removed an old painted fireplace mantle made of spruce. I sanded it then planed the wood to bring back the beauty. Wanting to use it for storage, I used Plexiglas and sealed it with silicone so nothing could leach in or out. It can hold a 20lb bag of dry dog food.

The second set of pics show an adjustable (only slightly) tray. Made of Red Cedar, we use this one at our cabin. Both are coated with polyurethane.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 04:41 AM

Great feeding trays they look super.

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 05:24 AM

I like… we have a Doodle and Vet said that it might be better for her eat a little ‘higher’ up. Thanks for the idea.


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#3 posted 08-21-2009 05:37 AM

I particularly like the spruce trunk. I think it’s great that your chose not to color the wood. Great job.

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 01:14 PM

Very nice work! I’m really enjoying my LJ experience.

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 01:54 PM

Ingenious… Though I would find a way to lock down that box… My own dogs would surely find a way to get in there!

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 09:44 PM

That is a great design combination and it looks great too.

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 06:38 PM

The trays came out great. Good use of reclaimed wood.

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