DIY Mid Century Dog Bowl Stand

Love mid century furniture? Create this raised dog bowl stand for your mid century loving pup! (Click through for tutorial)

Our newest rescue pup, Daisy, devouers her food. I thought our last dog ate fast but Daisy eats ever faster! We started feeding her half of her meals in a wobbler toy and the other half in a slow feeder bowl. Both have been very effective but we’ve no longer had a need for both sides of the old dog bowl stand since it holds both a food bowl and a water bowl. My solution was to make a smaller raised stand for just her water bowl. The new one saves space and has mid-century looks. Win, win, right? Both Daisy and I think so!

DIY Mid Century Modern Dog Bowl Stand

Time: 1 hour + drying
Supplies: 12″ round wood board / 3 – 8″ tapered table legs / 3 – angled table leg plates / wood stain / polyurethane / foam brushes / fine sandpaper / metal pet bowl
Tools: jigsaw / drill

Don't have a work bench? Use quick grips to secure the piece of wood you're cutting to a sturdy table.

Table leg plates make it so easy to add stylish mid-century looking tapered table legs to any surface.

Don't sacrifice style when you have a pet! Make them their own mid-century modern looking raised pet bowl.

  1. Use a jigsaw to cut a hole in the center of the wood board. I measured the diameter of the pet bowl and subtracted the width of the rim, which was about 1″ total, to get the diameter of the circle I needed to cut. Don’t worry about cutting a perfectly round circle. The bowl will completely cover the cut edge. Check out this tutorial by my friend, Carrie Waller, for finding the center of a circle and cutting it out with a jigsaw.
  2. Lightly sand the cut edges to remove any splintered pieces. Then place it right side up and position the metal brackets so they are equal distance apart. I didn’t measure this, I simply eyed it. Remember in geometry class, any 3 points lie on exactly one plane?
  3. If you’re using a large bowl, like I am, it is likely that the brackets will be wider than the wood frame. That’s ok, since the bowl is slightly tapered it still fits in perfectly and only 2 screws on each bracket give it enough support. Mark the inside of each hole with a pencil.
  4. Remove brackets and drill pilot holes for each plate. I like to place a small piece of painter’s tape on the drill bit so I know exactly how far to drill and don’t accidentally drill all the way through the board. Attach the metal plates then screw in each table leg.
  5. (optional): Use wood stain in any color you like to stain the entire feeder. Allow it to dry overnight.
  6. Apply 1 coat of polyurethane with a foam brush. Allow it to dry for 2-4 hours then lightly sand it and apply a second coat. Since I’m going to be using this to hold Daisy’s water bowl, I applied a total of 4 coats and sanded between each coat. Once you’re done, allow it to dry for a few days before using it

How cute is this mid century raised dog bowl stand! Love the mid century angled legs on this DIY pet bowl stand.

Just because you have a pet doesn't mean their supplies can't be stylish too! Create a DIY mid century stand for your dogs bowl.

Love this DIY raised dog bowl stand. So simple to make and looks so much better than regular bowls.

Love mid-century decor? Check out my other mid-century modern projects. And wondering what Plated is (on the cardboard in the photo on step 4)? It’s a food delivery service with delicious recipes. We’ve been ordering a couple meals every week from them and they’ve been so good!

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  1. Simone Reply

    I LOVE your rug – may I know where it comes from, please??? Greetings from France!