DIY Modern Dog Food Holder

Feb, 08, 2017

It’s time for another Monthly DIY Challenge and this month is all about 1x2s. I actually used 1x2s to make the Geometric Wood Wall in the laundry room so if you missed that post, go check it out now! But for today’s project, I made something a little easier and something I’ve been wanting to make for a while now.


DIY Modern Dog Food Holder

Oaks is such a good model isn’t he?? He’ll do anything when treats are involved 😉 Ok so here’s what you need!


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:: one 1x2x6 premium pine board
:: one 12″ wide pine board
:: DAP Rapid Fuse Glue
:: Stain
:: Poly
:: Jigsaw

So if you want you can have the store cut your pine boards for you. I used our mitre saw to cut the 1×2.

Miter Saw For Wood Dog Bowl Holder

Here are the measurements:

4 pieces at 8.5″ long

2 pieces at 25.5″ long

Dog Bowl Holder Base Pieces

My other board is 25.5″ x 12″ and once that was cut I used our old dog food holder to draw circles on it to use as a guide.

Tracing New Dog Food Holder

Modern Dog Food Holder

Now cutting the circles is definitely the hardest part of this whole project. I used this jigsaw which I’ve only used once a really long time ago.

Jig Saw

Make sure you clamp your board to something really well and it isn’t wiggly. I used our table saw which worked pretty well. Then I started by drilling a hole as close to the line of the circle as possible to give myself something to start. Make sure your hole is big enough to fit the blade in. Ignore the hole in the middle, that one was unnecessary 😉

Dog Food Bowl Holder

It didn’t go all that smoothly, but it got the job done. You have a lot of wiggle room because once the bowls are in, you can’t tell how terrible the circles really are ha.

Dog Bowl Cutouts

I used my favorite wood glue to piece everything together and let it dry overnight.

Once it was dry, I stained it using Dark Walnut Stain and then applied a couple coats of Poly and it was good to go!

DIY Dog Food Holder

MCM Dog Food Bowl Holder

DIY Dog Bowl Holder

Modern Dog Bowl Holder DIY

Oaks is a big fan and it totally matches the vibe of the laundry room better than our old one. If you want to see another example of this, check out my friend Sarah’s DIY Pedestal Dog Feeders.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the 1×2 projects below!

DIY Modern Dog Food Holder



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    Jennifer J. Harvey

    April 26, 2018

    Oh my God, Oaks’s eyes, they are so beautiful and that food holder is such a creative idea. Looks like I could put this into use. I mean the aesthetics are on point after all. Great job.

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    Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

    February 9, 2017

    I LOVE your pet bowl stand! It came out super pretty and clearly Oaks is a fan. What a good boy! 😀 Also thank you for showing the “truth” of making a circle with a jig saw, I’ve been wondering whether that’s easy or not, lol!

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      February 13, 2017

      ha it wasn’t pretty but you’d never know! 😉

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    February 8, 2017

    SUCH a creative idea Bre! And I bet Mr. Oaks loves it!

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    Kendra @

    February 8, 2017

    Such a great idea, Bre!! And I think Oaks agrees!! 🙂

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    February 8, 2017

    Love this!! I think this could be my next building project! I think my new little pup will need a stylish feeding station. 🙂

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      February 13, 2017

      Yes!! That would be so perfect!

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    Nicole @ The Inspired Hive

    February 8, 2017

    Such a FANTASTIC idea, if I do say so myself 😉 We even used the same stain color!! Ha! Oaks is such a professional at modeling! Love it!!!!

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    February 8, 2017

    This is adorable.

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      February 8, 2017

      Thank you so much Sophie!!

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