Hi friends! I’m back with another fun DIY project crossed off my list: a new dog food station for our beloved Watson! I’ve had these plans drawn up for years and am thrilled to have finally completed this project. Watson seems pleased too! With a (faux!) marble top, personalized nameplate, and large drawer for food storage, this pet feeding station has it all.
I’m partnering with the awesome folks at BuildSomething.com once again to bring you the free plans for this large dog food station.
I used my favorite marble contact paper to cover the top. I don’t know about your pups, but ours is a messy eater and drinker. This contact paper is water-resistant which not only protects the dog food station from moisture, but also makes clean-up a breeze.
I also added these little plastic screw-on feet to the bottom to elevate the dog food station in case of any spills on the floor, as well as to ensure that the drawer slides easily.
I really love that this dog food station not only looks pretty, but it’s the right height for Watson and it has ample storage for his food. We use a 10-gallon storage tote in this drawer; the plastic lid (not pictured) keeps everything fresh.
This dog food station is ideal for large breeds. To give you a point of reference, Watson is a 100-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback. He’s actually a bit taller and about 15 pounds heavier than his breed standard; we love his massive size.
If you have smaller pets, fear not! I’ve also drawn up the plans for a smaller version. Click the image below to download the plans. Hope you enjoy them. If you build either the large or small pet food station, we’d love to see it! Tag me (@jenwoodhouse) on social media to share your project!
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Such a great and handy project. Thanks for the plan can’t wait to build for my golden retriever JD :)!
Dianna D says
Love this project! How did you do the name engraving?
Thanks Dianna! I used my Inventables X-Carve machine!
I love this. Planning to build 2 for our dogs. Can you share which dog bowls and 10 gallon tote you used?
Thanks Jumi! I don’t remember which dog bowls we got, but they’re the stainless steel ones with an outside diameter of 9 3/4″. I bought my 10-gallon tote from Home Depot here: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7645799/type/dlg/https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-Roughneck-10-Gal-Storage-Tote-FG2214TPMICBL/202260839
I will say, the placement of the bowls was too far back for my guys. If have to bring them almost to the edge for it to work for them. I’d also need to bevel those edges. But like the option for storage. So far, I use a sealed plastic bin on wheels. This storage would be better for leash and bags as I prefer to keep the food as fresh as possible. Thank you for a good jumping off point tho
Caroline Roldan says
Do you sell this food station??
It’s so cool. My buddy gonna love this…