Dog Bowl Riser

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Project by TrevorW posted 08-15-2013 07:32 AM 1897 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dog bowl riser I made for my dog General Patton. I thought I should keep the military theme and modeled it after an old ammo box. I just used some 1x pine and cheap Stanley hinges and latch. I stained it with minwax polyshades after my girlfriend and I beat it up with chains and a rasp to distress it. I just bought a couple lengths of manila rope for the sides. Its kind of dirty, but he’s been using it for six months and he’s a real messy eater.

-- "Speed has never killed anyone, Suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you." --Jeremy Clarkson

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 10:24 AM

I like it… Ahhh how we love our Doggies….. I built a few of these a little different style but there fun…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 02:04 PM

The General looks pleased :) Very cool, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 06:28 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words. My girlfriend wants me to build one for her little cocker. She wants it to be very ornate and wants a dog bed to match. I suppose in time.

-- "Speed has never killed anyone, Suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you." --Jeremy Clarkson

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 10:44 AM

Oh yea, you are real softy for your dog. I also have built many of those for our dogs and to sell. Sold pretty good a few years back. I used to sell to a Animal store here in the Islands that also sold the dog beds…for $800 to $1200 each…..Nope, a good large square dog pillow from Costco will have to do…or should I say several for all our dogs

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 01:28 PM

So cool and sturdy. Like the military theme and the distressed look and I think the general approves. Great job!

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