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Dog Bowl Table / Support

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PhilCo created the topic: Dog Bowl Table / Support

I decided to do a small project I have been putting off, and that was to make a 'dog table' for our second dog, he is a rescue dog, and struggles to eat because of a deformed jaw, due to abuse as a pup, as a result he ends up pushing his bowl all over the room, to try and get the food, it was time to put this right.

Firstly I had to decide how high to make the table, the internet was no use at all, everyone has their own ideas as to how high it should be, so I decided that about two thirds his leg height would be comfortable for him, if not, I will have to make some adjustments.

I had some laminated oak board, left over from another project, so decided to use that. Now was the first time I would be using my circle cutting jig in anger, so I was interested to see how hard or easy it would be to use. I set it up with my trim router.

That part was easy :) I cut the board which is 5/8" thick in three passes, on the last, I turned the board over and cut, to avoid tearout

I was very impressed with my scrap jig, it will certainly be getting more use. That done I cut out the side supports and cross rails

I decided to shape the supports, and then using my trim router freehand, rounded over all the exposed edges that the bowl and the dog would come into contact with. I also prepared the pocket holes to attach the legs to the top. That just left assembly and a few coats of varnish.

The final say on whether this project was a success went down to the Customer!

I think that is a thumbs up! :)