How to Make A Dog Bowl Riser with Storage

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Not too long ago, I was asked to baby-sit an adorable Siberian husky named Furby – for two whole weeks. I have never owned a pet but I diligently did what a responsible pet guardian would do; I bathed, fed, walked, and played with Furby. By the end of our third day together, I was pretty convinced I was doing a good job.

But something really irked me. I didn’t like how he’d make a mess with his water and food bowls every single time. The bowls would move and slide around, get tossed around, and spill. So I knew I had to do something.

I searched for ideas until I came across this DIY project – a dog bowl riser that holds pet bowls in place. And the great part about it is that it even comes with storage! Perfect for storing dog food.

You can adjust the height of the box according to how tall your dog is. And you can paint it in any color that you want. You may also want to personalize it and put your dog’s name on it.

You’ll need these materials:

  • 3/4″ plywood cut according to preferred size
  • 1×3 pine for the trim
  • 1 1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint & paintbrush
  • Utility hinges
  • Lid support hinges

And these tools:

  • Sander
  • Saw
  • Chisel
  • Brad nailer

There are a lot of other designs to choose from. You may opt to put in a drawer, or upcycle pallets. Take a look at some of these ideas…

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Get step-by-step instructions on how to build this dog bowl riser here.