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Project by indplswoodworking posted 763 days ago 4453 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry it has taken me so long to upload my next project but I have been very busy making saw dust!! This project solves a very common problem most pet/homeowners may have. Where to put the pet food and where to store it. This solutions is not only fashionable but functional too. It is constructed from very common shop materials and utilizes the Kreg Jig for much of its joinery. One nice thing about this is it can be easily scaled down for toy pets and just as easily expanded for the larger breeds.


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 763 days ago

Very cute!! I like it!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 763 days ago

I love it. Very creative. And well executed.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Tom Godfrey

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#3 posted 763 days ago

No pets at my home but I really like the idea. May just make one some time in the future to see if they would sell. Hope you don’t mind if I use your idea.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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Paulo in Texas

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#4 posted 762 days ago

My wife saw this and said I HAVE to make one.

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#5 posted 762 days ago

Pulls are cute.

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#6 posted 762 days ago

Thanks for all the positive and supportive comments! If anyone has questions on how it was fabricated just let me know. I also have evo photos I am considering uploading. Thanks again.


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#7 posted 762 days ago

Very clever, I like the pulls too.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#8 posted 762 days ago

Terrific Idea, love the design!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#9 posted 762 days ago

Most people notice the drawer pulls almost immediately. I did not want to place store bought pulls on it and felt like it would cheapen the look. I also made wooden friction slides for the lower drawer so the pup would not be able to open or close the drawer ( either intentionally or not ). Since it is wood on wood slides you need to lift the drawer up very slightly in order to operate it. It also makes it todler proof. Thanks


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#10 posted 761 days ago

A clever piece and well executed! The final approval comes from the animal LOL! My wife has bought many clever animal toys and houses for our “too many” cats. Sometimes I think “clever” but not “animal approved” as the more clever it is the less they seem to like it. The drawer feeder is also inovative. Maybe you can do a post post about how this project worked out in the future and if you made any design changes?

You have an eye for design.


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 761 days ago

I am very appreciative of all the amazing posts and comments on this project. Although I must admit this is very basic in design and fabrication it is very practical and a great project for shop scraps and other uses of surplus materials.


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#12 posted 760 days ago

That’s great! I really like it. I have 7 sled dogs and would have to make a gigantic version, but it’s a really cool idea and very well done!

-- Kevin

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#13 posted 760 days ago

Like it and the cat that adopted us and took over our garage will like it too! He sleeps on my workmate next to my table saw and his food bowls are by my workbench!

Interesting note, when I opened this post there was a banner at the top for Natural Choice dog food!

Is that coincidence or was the web host smart enough to detect the word dog food on this page?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 759 days ago

@ oldnovice: I’m sure that is no coincidence.


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#15 posted 759 days ago

It’s a nice idea and done very well. Congratulations. I have one question. Does the dog and the cat eat at the same time right beside each other or are they suppose to take turns?

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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