DIY Raised Dog Food Storage
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Happy New Year! Wow, 2020--back in the early 80's, I can remember thinking about how far away it seemed, but just like that, it's 2020!
To celebrate the new year, we are sharing a storage project. Storage solutions are a running theme for most people in January so we thought this was appropriate. This project has been in the works for a while as Steph needed a better solution to storing and accessing Mac's food.
Here's her solution to storing 40 pounds of dog food!
First step is to cut the planks to length and to glue the panels. We are making four sides, a top and bottom, and a cabinet front. This is where our newly purchased longer clamps helped out a lot! Tip: free weights and old irons are great to have in the workshop when you need to weigh something down. Look for free weights at yard sales where you can usually get them really cheap. We use these weights ALL the time!
This project was totally Steph's idea as she needed to find a solution to an ongoing problem. I must say, I had my doubts as it was difficult to understand the vision of an elevated, top opening dog food storage container. But I trusted her instincts and it came out exactly as she planned. As one of Mac's occasional overnight dog sitters, I have come to appreciate the design as I no longer have to get down to floor level to access her food. That's a win!
What ongoing storage problem do you have in your home? What ideas do you have to fix it? Please share your creative solutions with the community.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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11/9/2021 04:06:14 pm
Hello, this is perfect and exactly what I am looking for. I even have the leftover flooring to do this. Do you have measurements for everything that i can use? Thanks
11/10/2021 06:21:27 am
Great! The measurements are going to depend on the food container you are using and the height that is comfortable for you.
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