We’ve already built a Farmhouse Dog Bed and we found it only fitting that our next addition to this Man’s Best Friend collection should be a DIY Dog Bowl Stand! Of course, we couldn’t build any dog bowl stand – we had to take it up a notch and model it after one of our most popular Farmhouse Tables, the Industrial Farmhouse Table

We introduce you to our DIY Farmhouse Dog Bowl Stand, complete with matching industrial hardware and that same unique design that makes our Industrial Farmhouse Table such a favorite!

Grab your favorite cup of coffee and let’s build this! Click HERE or the box below to watch us build it!

DIY Dog Bowl Stand – Free Plans

Easy, quick and fun! Make sure to download the FREE Printable Plans HERE and follow along with the how-to below!

First step was to cut the table top to size and trace two 6″ circles on the project panel. We used our Ryobi 18-Volt Jig Saw to cut the circles out. You can find project panels at the hardware store. We cut the circles to fit THESE DOG BOWLS. If you use a different dog bowl, make sure to adjust the cut of the circle.

We set the table top aside and cut the apron pieces to size. We used our Ryobi 18-gauge Airstrike Brad Nailer to attach the two long pieces to the two short pieces. We used 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue to attach.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand – glue made easy!

Next, we cut the leg runner pieces to size and attached two pieces together with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. We built two runners. You can find our favorite glue bottle dispenser HERE!

We cut the long stretcher to size, centered it on top of the leg runners and attach it with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

Then, we cut the bottom runner to size, flipped the leg runners upside down and attached the bottom stretcher to the top stretcher with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand – attach legs to apron

Next, we cut the legs to size and attached them to the apron with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the leg placement on the aprons.

With the legs attached, it was time to move on to the leg runners. We flipped the leg assembly upside down and attached the stretcher assembly to the inside of the legs with 1 1/4″ brad nails and woo glue.

The final step is to attach the top to the aprons and legs with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand – stain it

Once everything was attached we gave it a coat of stain – you can find the stain that we used HERE.

Don’t forget to add a waterproof finish! You can find the finish that we used HERE!


Once the finish was dry, we attached the decorative hardware. This hardware is super inexpensive and can be found at the hardware store. We spray painted ours with a black spray paint but that is optional. We used hex screws to attach the angled pieces.

You can find the flat metal pieces HERE

You can find the angled piece HERE 

You can find the spray paint we used HERE

Final step is to drop the dog bowls in! You can find the dog bowls that we used HERE.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand - farmhouse dog bowl

This is a super easy build to modify. You can add more bowls, use bigger bowls or make the stand smaller for small dogs. My dogs are medium size and it fits them perfect!

DIY Dog Bowl Stand

That was it! My doggies love their new DIY Dog Bowl Stand so much! Debating which doggy project to tackle next 🙂

Links to all supplies:

Glue Bot

Dog Bowls

Flat Hardware

Angled Hardware


Waterproof Finish

Spray Paint for Hardware

If you build your own make sure to share it on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

Happy Building!

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  1. Raised dog bowls are culprits of bloat, a condition that can KILL your dog. Either take this article down or edit it to let readers know the potential dangers of raised bowls before getting into the how-to section. Anything else is plain irresponsible. Raised bowls should only be used when a veterinarian recommends it. Many people believe they’re doing something nice for their dogs by using raised bowls, but this isn’t true. Eating off the floor does not cause your dog any strain and is safer for them than eating out of raised bowls.

    1. Easy there cowgirl, for starters, the bloating and ailments that go along with it are very rarely lethal, and the elevated bowl terror that you just created does in fact exist, but that too is rare, and geared towards large and giant breed dogs. Your concern is noted, but please, this type of response gets people into a frenzy, and I’m not sure it’s your place to tell the author what is, and what is not responsible behavior, you just created a panic without knowing nearly anything about what you’re talking about, and assume that the readers are idiots that believe everything they believe on the internet. If we learned one lesson from Covid, it’s NOT to create false panic, because once it’s out, well, take a look at where we are as a society, wearing diapers on our faces when we leave thd house, and afraid to shake hands with your neighbor. All of this is because of irresponsible reporting of half truths. Thanks for your input fellow dog lover

      1. My dog has a condition in which I NEED to elevate his food bowl. In fact, my Vet recommends elevating his bowl elevated. This site has been very helpful! Thank you!

  2. I love all of your builds !!! I am always excited to see the new project you have on the go !! How about a coffee table that is a dog cage as well ????? Pretty please ! I have two wieners that like to get into trouble when I’m gone

  3. Holy crap!!!
    I understand links to some products and a few ads to earn a living. But the ads here roll over and pop up over EVERYTHING.
    You have some great ideas but the most obnoxious site ever. Sorry. But it’s true. I was soooooooo annoyed that I just HAD to mention it before leaving and NEVER coming back.


    Just AWFUL.

    1. Strangely enough, I turned on my browsers BUILT-IN POP-UP BLOCKER and had no such issues. Perhaps you should try it before unloading on someone?

  4. what are the little black things (hardware) that look like screws on the bottom of the legs? are they glued on or did you actually screw them in there?

  5. I made this with scrap wood I had in my garage and it turned out awesome! So awesome, that a friend has asked me to make 3 for her! I just figured out you can make all the cuts from the 16×48″ panel, cutting down on costs substaintially.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the dog bowl stand. All my waiting paid off, now its done, and it looks awesome! Thank you ladies!