Today I am sharing a DIY that has been a game changer in our home (particularly for our laundry room)! Ever since I laid eyes on a wooden pet feeder I’ve wanted one (but man they can be expensive)!
I love their clean, streamlined, sophisticated look! Before this DIY (for years and years) our cat used a mat with mismatching food and water bowls atop.
Not to mention several half chewed food crumbs surrounding the outside of the bowl (I hope your not reading this while eating lunch)!:-)
Whenever I came into the laundry room where we keep our cat “stuff” I was kind of “eh” about what I saw but now after making a feeder i’m like “oh, yeah”!
My cat must like it too because she no longer eats like a ravenous pig! It’s so pretty that she must want to keep it clean because seriously overnight– no more gross crumbs! Okay, or maybe the more plausible reason is because it’s height is now a more comfortable level to eat at.:-)
6. For a more finished look and protection against water damage caulk along where the trim and top piece meet.
7. Now for the legs of the feeder. I found the legs for mine at Menard’s (Lowe’s and Home Depot should have something similar). They were a bit too long and not the right shape so I cut them off at the 6 inch mark as shown below.
8. I attached the legs using Liquid Nails. I applied the Liquid Nails to the top of the legs and place the top piece on top of the legs making sure it was lined up nicely and let it dry for 24 hours before handling.
9. Now slip the bowls into the holes and your done (oh, except for painting or staining to your desire)! I found well priced bowls at Menard’s but you can also find them on Amazon for a great price too (the Remodelaholic post has a link to the Amazon ones).
I knew I would love having a wood pet feeder but it’s truly been a game changer for us! Do you see a DIY Pet Feeder in your future? If so, which version??
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions! And feel free to pin for later and share with all your animal loving friends!:-)
Til next time!!