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Wall Mounted Dog Feeding Station

  • June 22, 2015


I have long been frustrated with the raised dog feeder we had. It was ugly, took up valuable floor space and was difficult to clean under. So, when Ryobi asked me to design a project for my pet, I immediately knew a wall mounted feeding station was my solution.

I used combination of scraps; high quality plywood and beautiful rough cut walnut leftover from our Kitchen Island Cart build. I have done my best to illustrate in the sketch how to build your own with basic building supplies, but feel free to modify the plan, using any scrap wood you have or size needed for size of your pet. If you have access to a table saw you could use one 1x12x6 board or a piece of plywood and rip all your pieces as needed. Alternatively, the side pieces could easily be cut from 1×4’s, giving you a bit more width in your overhang and taller backsplash

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Gather your building materials and review plans.

    2. Step: 2

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      Cut deck of feeder to 22″ x 11″.

    3. Step: 3

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      Draw out 2 circles smaller than your bowls. At the widest point my bowls were 7.5″. I cut my holes at 7.25″. You can use a compass or print out circles from your computer.

    4. Step: 4

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      4. Drill a hole to start the blade near the edge of your circle.

    5. Step: 5

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      5. Insert blade of jig saw into the starter hole and follow the line of your circle. Sand edges to smooth as necessary.

    6. Step: 6

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      6. Cut side boards to 11" if not mitering corners. Cut top backsplash and front overhang to 23.5"

    7. Step: 7

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      7. Rip boards for top and side panels to desired, height.  My scraps dictated a height of 2.5".

    8. Step: 8

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      8. Using a Kreg Jig and a drill, make pocket holes, along the bottom of the feeding deck, as noted in the building plans.

    9. Step: 9

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      9.Using pocket screws, attach sides to the top and the backsplash to the top. Holding the sides flush with the top.

    10. Step: 10

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      10. Stain and or finish as desired. I used spar urethane because our dog is very splashy with his water. If you have a puppy or dog prone to chew, I would use a product that is non-toxic, like a butcher block oil.

    11. Step: 11

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      11. Cut a cleat to hang the feeder. It should fit snuggly under the feeding deck. Finish to match. If you have to attach your cleat in the center of your board, you will want to countersink your screws attaching the cleat to the wall so that the bracket can sit flush.

    12. Step: 12

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      12. To support the feeding deck cut a right angle triangle, making one side longer for more support. To do so safely, create a jig by cutting a scrap piece of wood at a 45 degree angle and secure it to your miter saw. Line the block of wood up to the jig and cut as needed to dissect the wood, creating a triangle.

    13. Step: 13

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      13. Pre-drill a hole to attach your bracket to the cleat/wall with a screw.

    14. Step: 14

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      14. To attach the feeder to the wall, find your studs. They should be 16" on center. (Our feeder was on an angled wall so the studs were not 16" apart, rather there was a stud in the center. We screwed directly into the studs in the center and then used dry wall anchors on the sides.)

    15. Step: 15

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      15. Alternatively to cutting a triangular bracket, you can use a simple 5" shelf bracket.

    16. Step: 16

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      16. Place feeder on top of the cleat and bracket. To secure the feeder to the cleat, we used a brad nailer through the sides. We also toe-nailed from underneath. You could also use screws from the sides, if you were painting your feeder and paint them to match.

    17. Step: 17

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      17. Add your bowls and a name if you'd like, then call your dog to dinner!

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Wall Mounted Dog Feeding Station

by Deeply Southern Home
Jun 22, 2015
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I have long been frustrated with the raised dog feeder we had. It was ugly, took up valuable floor space and was difficult to clean under. So, when Ryobi asked me to design a project for my pet, I immediately knew a wall mounted feeding station was my solution. I used combination of scraps; high quality plywood and beautiful rough cut walnut leftover from our Kitchen Island Cart build. I have done my best to illustrate in the sketch how to build your own with basic building supplies, but feel free to modify the plan, using any scrap wood you have or size needed for size of your pet. If you have access to a table saw you could use one 1x12x6 board or a piece of plywood and rip all your pieces as needed. Alternatively, the side pieces could easily be cut from 1×4’s, giving you a bit more width in your overhang and taller backsplash

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge b211ff94 f6e0 4f93 8d44 8f1fbd4753e3

    Gather your building materials and review plans.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 49572b4c 2d4d 4ba6 a2d2 6c961069786e

    Cut deck of feeder to 22″ x 11″.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 825b987d 6c6a 479e 8ce5 e35c31a109e1

    Draw out 2 circles smaller than your bowls. At the widest point my bowls were 7.5″. I cut my holes at 7.25″. You can use a compass or print out circles from your computer.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 5872a4b1 fdae 46f3 95ed 908907116fe2

    4. Drill a hole to start the blade near the edge of your circle.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge bd4bf170 b137 422b 830f b54cd8aaafcc

    5. Insert blade of jig saw into the starter hole and follow the line of your circle. Sand edges to smooth as necessary.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 02d5c3f7 45b4 4855 9016 605e2c3b8b6b

    6. Cut side boards to 11" if not mitering corners. Cut top backsplash and front overhang to 23.5"

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 37408960 6834 4d58 b8b8 95407dff3478

    7. Rip boards for top and side panels to desired, height.  My scraps dictated a height of 2.5".

  8. Step: 8
    Huge f9b96895 c2b5 47e8 b91b b952e568ef4e

    8. Using a Kreg Jig and a drill, make pocket holes, along the bottom of the feeding deck, as noted in the building plans.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge bd36b358 26e0 483f 876b c7e1f51fc5a1

    9.Using pocket screws, attach sides to the top and the backsplash to the top. Holding the sides flush with the top.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge e027069a f86e 4520 b411 88736b0f0bb7

    10. Stain and or finish as desired. I used spar urethane because our dog is very splashy with his water. If you have a puppy or dog prone to chew, I would use a product that is non-toxic, like a butcher block oil.

  11. Step: 11
    Huge f782a551 3550 4155 aa13 b1e826645e6c

    11. Cut a cleat to hang the feeder. It should fit snuggly under the feeding deck. Finish to match. If you have to attach your cleat in the center of your board, you will want to countersink your screws attaching the cleat to the wall so that the bracket can sit flush.

  12. Step: 12
    Huge 55a9587c 1ca7 40c8 b902 3a9b2682dd92

    12. To support the feeding deck cut a right angle triangle, making one side longer for more support. To do so safely, create a jig by cutting a scrap piece of wood at a 45 degree angle and secure it to your miter saw. Line the block of wood up to the jig and cut as needed to dissect the wood, creating a triangle.

  13. Step: 13
    Huge b2bbc9ab 8bbe 4c67 9485 d952dd7341ba

    13. Pre-drill a hole to attach your bracket to the cleat/wall with a screw.

  14. Step: 14
    Huge b4e8e2df 9de8 4620 9ded 760df05f70a8

    14. To attach the feeder to the wall, find your studs. They should be 16" on center. (Our feeder was on an angled wall so the studs were not 16" apart, rather there was a stud in the center. We screwed directly into the studs in the center and then used dry wall anchors on the sides.)

  15. Step: 15
    Huge 06ef9bb8 ee70 4d5b 9a94 322ec258a377

    15. Alternatively to cutting a triangular bracket, you can use a simple 5" shelf bracket.

  16. Step: 16
    Huge edbb1ca1 a59e 45a8 8ded 5fe462878307

    16. Place feeder on top of the cleat and bracket. To secure the feeder to the cleat, we used a brad nailer through the sides. We also toe-nailed from underneath. You could also use screws from the sides, if you were painting your feeder and paint them to match.

  17. Step: 17
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    17. Add your bowls and a name if you'd like, then call your dog to dinner!