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Quick Project: Dog Bowl Holder

This plywood dog bowl holder is a 10-minute project using leftover scraps of 16mm plywood and a saucepan with a broken off handle.

I don't like to throw any leftover timber or board away, and continuously looking for ways to recycle or upcycle household items. This dog bowl holder is made using a saucepan that lost its handle, and is just a quickie project that you can do in about 10 minutes with a few tools,

Old saucepan

Plywood offcuts or scraps

120-grit sandpaper

32mm coarse-thread pockethole screws [4]

TOOLS:

Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Kreg Pockethole Jig Kit

Jigsaw and fine-tooth blade

Tape measure and pencil

Find everything you need for this project at Builders Warehouse.

To make the dog bowl holder you first need to determine if the pan or pot is suitable. The bowl (bottom section) must be smaller than the lip (top), or it won't be able to fit. You'll also need to remove the handle.

Measure the diameter of the top and height of the pot to cut out a top and 2 sides. The sides are just slightly higher than the height of the pot.

Set the cutting depth of the Kreg Jig to between 1/2 and 3/4 for 16mm plywood. Also set the depth stop on the drill bit.

Drill a hole at both ends of the sides.

GOOD TO KNOW: If you don't own a Kreg Pockethole jig - secure the sides to the top with wood glue and screws through the top into the sides.

Place the saucepan on the top and draw around the lip with a pencil.

Now draw a slightly smaller circle inside the first circle. This will provide a ledge on which the pot will rest.

Drill a 10mm hole inside the circle to be able to insert a jigsaw blade and cut out the opening. Sand the cut edges smooth.

GOOD TO KNOW: Place the plywood with its 'good face' down. This reduces chipping on the edge.

Secure the sides to the top with pockethole screws - and that's it.

 

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