• 2 stainless steel dog bowls
• 1 piece of wood - I used a 1"x 12" cut to 21.5" long
• ½" Galvanized Floor Flange - you'll need 8
• ½" Galvanized Steel Pipe - you'll need 8
• ½" Galvanized Iron Coupling - you'll need 4
• Stain (you can choose the color)
• Synthetic brush - for both the stain and polyurethane (you'll need 2)
• Cloth rags (to wipe away stain)
• Screws (make sure they are not too long that they'll poke through the wood)
• Dremel (for sanding)
Place your bowls side by side upside down on a piece of wood - make sure they are spaced out and you like the distance between them. For the size of bowl I chose I cut the 1"x12" to 21.5".
Trace the outside of bowls on wood.
Using a compass, draw a circle that measures the diameter of the inside edge of the bowl (7 ¼" in this case).
Using a drill, drill a hole through the center of the circle.
Using a jigsaw, carefully cut out the circles.
Sand the inside of the circles smooth - I used a dremel for this part.
Use a damp cloth and wipe away any dust particles. Allow adequate drying time before proceeding to Step 8.
In a well ventilated area, use a foam brush and brush on a thin layer of stain. Let the stain sit for 20 minutes and wipe away any excess. Allow stain to dry overnight.
In a well ventilated area, apply 3 thick coats of polyurethane with a foam brush. Make sure you follow the directions and allow adequate drying time in-between. A trick to being able to re-use your foam brush for each coat is to wrap you brush in cellophane.
Connect all plumbing fixtures together and screw into the bottom of the feeder.
I cut out pieces of felt and glued them to the bottom of the flange to help protect my floors.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mike Vorbeck is the Director of North American Call Center Sales at Pethealth Inc. His passions include sailing, carpentry, Crossfit, College & NFL football, and BBQ. He has 3 dogs and 2 cats.