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Form a durable, weather-resistant concrete dog bowl stand that won’t move around or tip over, even when serving a rowdy Great Dane or Mastiff.
When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.
Cut the melamine into strips of your preferred lengths.
Glue the melamine strips to the white board, to serve as the sides of the form, and glue the dog dishes, face down, to the white board.
Seal the seams of the newly created form with silicone. Remove any excess.
Duct tape the bottom of the water bottles to the bottom of each dog bowl. This will allow you to remove the bowl from the concrete, later.
Mix the QUIKRETE 5000 Concrete mix, according to the directions listed on the back of the bag. Then, place the concrete into the mold.
QUIKTip: Use a wooden spoon to push the wet concrete down to the bottom of the form, around the bowls and into the corners.
Vibrate the mold to release any air bubbles.
QUIKTip: Use an orbital sander with no pad for this step.
Embed a rubber furniture pad into each of the corners of the mold. This will prevent the concrete from scratching your floor.
QUIKTip: If you want to elevate the dog dish stand, you could insert legs in the concrete, at this point.
Cover the concrete to control moisture and let cure for at least 48 hours.
Cut and remove the plastic water bottles, and remove the slab from the form.
QUIKTip: Push the dog bowls out of the concrete, and use a knife to scrape away any residual glue that is stuck to the dishes.