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!
SImple DIY dog bowl stand with bottom painted black and text overlay.

I have a simple and quick project for you today!

Or rather a project for your puppy!

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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
  • Sander
  • 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.

schematic of completed dog bowl stand


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.

Schematic of how to build the top of the dog bowl stand

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

Schematic of leg frame for the dog bowl stand

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!

Another view of the simple dog bowl stand made from 2x2 boards

DIY Dog Bowl Stand Video

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