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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s time for Create with Quimby!

Our DIY expert Shannon Quimby has the perfect project for pet parents this fall. Save some money and keep dog food off that kitchen floor with this snazzy dog dish stand!

DIY dog dish:


  • Two dog dishes, diameter 6 1⁄2” diameter
  • Four 6” tapered wood legs
  • One piece of 1 x 10 wood, cut 20” long. Species of wood, Engleman Spruce/Lodgepole Pine
  • Pencil
  • Tape measurer
  • Drill
  • 6” Hole saw
  • Drill bit, size should be slightly smaller than the exposed tapered wood screw
  • Wood glue
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • Wood wax sealant
  • Rags

How To:

  1. Place the bowls upside down on top of the board, measuring each so they are centered on the board and equally apart. Make sure they are not too close to each outer edge, so they wont bump into the legs.
  2. Outline each bowl and then set aside
  3. Measure and mark the center of each bowl
  4. Using the 6” hole saw, drill out each hole for each dog dish
  5. Sand all edges, including both holes and wipe away the wood dust
  6. Measure and mark 1” inside each corner on the bottom side of the board
  7. On each corner, using the drill bit, drill 1⁄4” deep into each corner mark and then wipe away dust
  8. Apply wood wax sealant, following directions from the product on all four legs and the board. Be careful not to get wax in the drilled holes
  9. Wipe away excess wax, buffing at the same time
  10. Lay board, bottom side up and apply a small amount of glue in each hole and screw legs in. Let dry.
  11. Flip the entire piece over and place bowls inside

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