It is a self-evident truth that every dog deserves to eat, drink, and be happy. It is also true that some dogs are the best, and deserve a bespoke dining station crafted from wood to assist with their eating and drinking habits. I know a dog named Scout that falls into this category.
Unfortunately, dog parents may be uncomfortable, or feel inadequate, if you gift their dog with such a luxury. In order to circumvent this predicament I suggest waiting patiently for one’s friends to choose to get married. Social etiquette dictates that under such circumstances, one should express joy for the union by offering a gift to the newlywed couple. It is at this point, one can utilize the situation as an opportunity to provide the best dog ever a gift, but under the guise of “wedding gift”.
I succesfully implemented the above strategy and Scout wagged her tail, therefore it was a great success.
The holder has holes for two bowls. The left side of the holder is supported by two legs that are attached with custom paw-shaped joinery. The right side is supported by a wall of a box that can be used for storing food or toys. The lid of the box has a lip on the front edge to give the user something to lift up on when opening. The design was modeled up using Fusion 360.
Tranferring a photo onto the wood proved to be more difficult than expected. I first tried using polycrylic as the transfer medium like this instructional video, but had poor results (large flakes of ink came off when I went to remove the paper). I ended up having better luck using mod podge as the transfer medium like in this video.
The lid was attached using #4 x 3/8" wood screws and brass hinges. Everything else was press fit and glued together with wood glue. I sanded all the surfaces and added about 3 layers of clear satin polycrylic.