Introduction: Dog Feeder Coffee Table Out of Reclaimed Wood

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I made this table for a friend who has a very smallhouse and three giant dogs. she had problems finding the right place to feed them so I built a dog feeder coffee table out of reclamed wood.

I had an unfinished coffee table made of beech.

I also had a few pallets that I could use and scraps of other woods.

Step 1: Design the Table and Dismantle the Old Beech Table

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The first thing to do was to design the table so I sketched my ideas on a sheet of paper.

First I designed it with only one drawer then with two and it is that model that I kept for my final project.

Then I drew the table in Sketchup to have a better understanding of what I needed to make

When the design was finished; I dismantled the unfinished table to reclaim the wood and start building the table.

Unfortunately; I don't have any picture of the table before dismantling it.

Step 2: Make Table Top

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Table top is made of pallet wood cut at a width of 3 cm and glued together vertically
I also made an insert of a pine newfoundlander in a piece of oak.
This piece has then been inserted in the table top.

Step 3: Make Table Body

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The body of the table is glued together with domino tenons. I wanted to use as few screws as possible because this will be used by dogs and I wanted as few metal as possible to avoid rust if in contact with liquids

Step 4: Make Dog Feeder Top

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The dog feeder top is made in a piece of beech and the holes are made with a router on a homemade compass.

Step 5: Assembly and Drawers

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Once the body assembled, I made a coffee table lift, glued and screwed it in place.
Then I made the drawers out of 6mm plywood and melamine

Step 6: Finishing

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Once all was done, four layers of varnish and the table is finished.

Step 7: Testing in Real Situation

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I could then deliver the table to our friend and have a live test with her dogs
First impression?


paulmouaikel (author)2016-10-04

Great job :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-06-23

That is a fancy dog feeder :)

JerryKang (author)2016-06-02


Rideable Entertainment (author)2016-05-28

looks pretty professional. Awesome work and nice picture documentation.

sgabis (author)2016-05-19

You wouldn't happen to have any of your dimensions laying around would you?

Esdeebee (author)sgabis2016-05-19

dimensions are 950mm long, 650mm wide and 450mm high

Meglymoo87 (author)2016-05-19

Very nice :)

thepantheonzaibatsu (author)2016-05-13

Well done. Only someone who truly loves their dogs would do this, so I commend you.

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