Learn how to build a DIY raised dog bowl stand with easy-to-follow DIY dog bowl stand plans to show you how to build it for under $5!
I have a simple and quick project for you today!
Or rather a project for your puppy!
Materials needed for DIY dog bowl stand
- Lumber per the plans– basically all 2×2 boards
- Kreg Jig K4 but a Kreg 320 will work too.
- Right angle clamp
- Wood glue
- 2-½″ pocket hole screws
- Power drill
- Miter Saw
- Stain/paint of your choice.
- Dog bowls
How to build a dog bowl stand
This stand is designed for these dog bowls. However, I have recently heard from readers that they sometimes are too big or small.
There are maybe small variations in the bowl sizes and I wouldn’t want you to waste lumber if you build the stand the bowls don’t fit.
BEFORE you build this dog bowl stand, I would suggest buying the dog bowls.
Step 1 – Cut lumber and make pocket holes
- Cut all the 2×2s per the plans using a miter saw.
- Make pocket holes with the Kreg Jig at the 1-½″ settings. See more about exactly how to use a Kreg Jig
Step 2 – Build the top
Build the top grid using 2-½″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Be sure to rough-fit the dog bowls before and after you build the top. If the dog bowls don’t fit, you can still take them apart and adjust them.
Step 3 – Build the bottom leg frame
Build the leg frame with the remaining 2x2s. There is a specific sequence to follow here to make sure you are able to access all the pocket holes. Be sure to follow the plans
Step 4 – Finish
Stain or paint the stand per your choice. Be sure to keep it pet safe and also protect the wood from splashes.
I love the dipped paint effect that Brittany picked – simple and modern!