I bought these two old wooden chairs about a year ago at a yard sale for 1.00 each with the intention of this project. Tonight I finally got around to making the raised holders for the dog bowls.
Step 1: Sanding
First thing I did was sand off all the loose paint and just smoothed things out in preparation of applying poly. One of the chairs had a cracked piece of wood on the back but instead of glueing
it and fixing it I just sanded it down and left it.
Step 2: Cut Down the Legs
I used a piece of scrap to screw down the chair back to the table and clamp or of the legs measured a couple inches up on each leg and cut them off
Step 3: Cut Out Bowl Hole
I wanted to center the bowl up left and right but favor the front a bit. I traced the bowl lip then cut a circle 1/2 inch smaller than the lip and routed the seat with a round over bit and the bowl fits perfect.
Step 4: Finishing
I applied a wipe on polyurethane to the entire chair just to give it a little protection from water.
then finally add some felt pads to the leg bottoms.