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DIY Elevated Dog Bowl with Storage

This elevated dog bowl with storage is the perfect build if you’re just starting to learn how to build! Its also great for your fur babies.

I hope you love the plans! and as always if there are any questions feel free to ask them in the comments.

Material List

Shopping List

  • 2 - 1 x 12 x 8’

  • 1 1/4” spax screws

  • 3/8" drill bit

  • wood glue

  • 1/4" - 2’ x 4’ plywood sheet

  • sandpaper

  • 10" drawer slides (1 pair)

  • Hard ware of choice

  • 2 dog food bowls

  • Spackle

Tools Needed

  • Circular saw

  • Jigsaw

  • Sander

  • Drill

Cut List

  • Top & bottom 21” L x 11 1/4” W x 3/4” thickness (2)

  • Sides 12.75” L x 11 1/4” W x 3/4” thickness (2)

  • Drawer front 19 1/4” L x 10 1/4” W x 3/4” thickness

  • Spacer above drawer 19 1/4” L x 2 1/2” W x 3/4” thickness

  • Drawer front & back 16 3/4” L x 9” W x 3/4” thickness (2)

  • Drawer sides 10” L x 9” W x 3/4” thickness (2)

  • Drawer bottom 18 1/4” L x 10” W x 1/4” thickness


1.Cut the top and side panels to size with the circular saw.

2. With your 3/8” drill bit make a small hole where the screws will go, so they sit flush when they are installed. I made 3 on the top and bottom.

3.Using wood glue and 1 1/4” Spax screws, screw the top to the sides and the bottom to the sides.

4. Place the food bowls equal distance from each other on the top. Trace the bottom of each bowl and cut it out with a jigsaw. The bowls should sit flush in the holes.

5. Install the drawer slides and build the drawer box using the same method you put the top and side panels together. Make sure to measure as you go just incase your measurements were slightly off when cutting.

6. Attach the drawer bottom with glue and screws.

7. Glue the spacer that goes above the drawer and clamp it down. Let it dry for about an hour.

8. Attach the drawer front using 1 1/4” spax screws from either the inside or the front. If you are staining the dog bowl I would recommend screwing the drawer front from the inside.

9. Spackle all the joints and the holes from the screws.

10. Paint or stain your preferred color and add a handle or knob on the drawer front.

It holds a ton of food and your dog will love it! Happy building!

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