Large Dog Food Station
Build your favorite fur baby a food station fit for a king! This elevated dog bowl with pull-out food storage is perfect for large breeds. Plans for a smaller version are also available!
Circular Saw (cordless)
- 1 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , Full Sheet
- 1 Plywood , 1/4" Thick , Quarter Sheet
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 18-inch Drawer Slides
- 1 Drawer Knob
- 1 1 1/4-inch Pocket Screws
- 1 3/4-inch Brad Nails
- 1 Wood Glue
Cut List & Parts
- 1 Base , 3/4" x 28 1/2" x 19 3/4"
- 2 Sides , 3/4" x 19" x 16 3/4"
- 1 Back , 3/4" x 28 1/2" x 16 3/4"
- 1 Top , 3/4" x 28 1/2" x 20 1/2"
- 2 Drawer Sides , 3/4" x 18" x 9 1/2"
- 2 Drawer Front/Back , 3/4" x 24 1/2" x 9 1/2"
- 1 Drawer Bottom , 1/4" x 26" x 18"
- 1 Front , 3/4" x 28 1/2" x 6"
- 1 Drawer Face , 3/4" x 28 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Build the Sides
Measure, mark, and cut 3/4-inch plywood sides and base to size. Drill 3/4-inch pocket holes into the side panels and attach them to the base with 1 1/4-inch pocket screws and wood glue. The side panels should be attached flush to the back.
Attach the Back
Measure, mark, and cut 3/4-inch plywood back to size. Drill 3/4-inch pocket holes into the top and bottom edge of the plywood and attach to the base and sides with 1 1/4-inch pocket screws and wood glue.
Add the Top
Measure, mark, and cut 3/4-inch plywood top to size. Using a jigsaw, cut out two 9-inch diameter circles for the dog bowls. I wrapped the top with marble contact paper (found on Amazon). The paper is water-resistant so clean-up is a breeze. Attach the top to the carcass with 1 1/4-inch pocket screws and wood glue.
Build the Drawer Box
Measure, mark, and cut 3/4-inch plywood drawer box pieces to size. Drill 3/4-inch pocket holes into the front and back and attach them to the sides with 1 1/4-inch pocket screws and wood glue. Measure, mark, and cut 1/4-inch plywood bottom to size. Attach the bottom panel with 3/4-inch brad nails and wood glue. Install 18-inch drawer slides according to the manufacturer's directions. Rule of thumb: standard drawer slides require a 1/2-inch clearance on each side, so measure the width where your drawer will go and build your drawer box 1 inch narrower.
Add the Front Pieces
Measure, mark, and cut the front panel and drawer face to size. Attach the front panel to the carcass with 1 1/4-inch pocket screws and wood glue. Slide the drawer box into place and attach the drawer face to the drawer box with 1 1/4-inch wood screws driven in from the inside. Install a drawer knob or pull.
This dog food station will fit a 10-gallon storage tote and is suitable for large breeds. Our dog Watson is a 100-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback and this height is ideal for him. Plans for a small version is available on JenWoodhouse.com.
Add the Feet
Screw on plastic feet to keep the dog food station slightly elevated. Not only will this help protect the piece from any spills on the floor, but it will allow for the drawer to slide in and out easily, so it doesn't drag.