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Dog Supplies Shelf and Wall Peg

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Collar those canine accessories with style. Create a dog-theme shelf and leash holder plus a paw-print wall hook.

dog-theme shelf and leash holder

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Jigsaw with fine-tooth blade
  • Drill and countersink bit
  • Clamps
  • Carpenter's square
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Utility or crafts knife
  • Ruler
  • Compass

Materials

  • 1 x 10 x 6 board, #972
  • 1/2-in x 48-in poplar dowel, #19382
  • Loctite acetone adhesive, #54193
  • Screw eyes, #58393
  • #8 x 1-1/4-in flathead wood screws
  • #8 x 1-1/2-in flathead wood screws
  • #8 x 2-in flathead wood screws
  • Split-ring key rings, #33293
  • Metal hole plugs, #139440
  • Valspar Signature paint: Starry Sky (#5005-8C), Pink Burst (#1003-1A), Ultra White (#7006-24)

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Instructions

Make the Dog Supplies Shelf

Step 1

Print the Dog Head and Paws Patterns. Set the paw patterns aside for now. Then saw the 1 x 10 to create blanks for the parts to be cut later with a jigsaw (Shelf and Leash Holder Project Diagram). Also, cut the back support (D) to width and then to length.

Step 2

Jigsaw dog head pattern

Cut and assemble the dog head pattern and use spray adhesive to temporarily attach it to the face of the board (A). Clamp the board to a work surface and use a jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade to cut out the pattern. (Move and reclamp the board as needed.)

Step 3

Glue and clamp shelf pieces

On one of the two shelf boards (B), lay out the shape of the shelf using a ruler and compass. Glue and clamp the boards together with the cut edges flush and let dry. (If the edges shift during clamping instead of remaining flush, recut them on a table saw to make them flush again and redraw the shelf pattern.)

Step 4

Cut curved shelf

Use a jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade to cut the shelf shape. Sand to the layout lines using 120-grit and 180-grit sandpaper with a scrapwood sanding block.

Step 5

Attach mounting block

Refer to the Shelf and Leash Holder Project Diagrams to drill two pairs of overlapping 3/8-inch holes 1/4 inch deep to provide clearance for screws you'll use to hang the leash holder. Then drill 5/32-inch holes in the lower portion of each pair. Glue and screw the mounting block to the back of the dog head cut-out. Drill and mount the keyhole hangers over the holes. Check for clearance by inserting and sliding a screw head in the keyholes.

Step 6

Drill countersunk pilot holes in the laminated shelf and continue them into the bottom edge of the dog head profile. Remove the keyhole hangers and paint the shelf (Pink Burst shown) and head (Starry Sky shown) separately (but not the areas to be glued). Glue and screw the shelf to the head and replace the keyhole hangers.

Step 7

Cut out the small paw stencil for the front edge of the shelf. Cut out the design and use gentle dabs with a foam brush (Ultra White shown) to stencil the edge. Attach a split ring on a screw eye and add a tag to the split ring. Then screw the eye centered along the edge of the shelf.

Step 8

Measure between the top ends of the keyhole hangers and use a level to mark mounting screw locations vertically where you'll install the shelf. Add wall anchors as needed and mounting screws. Slide the screws through the wide portion of the keyhole hangers and allow the shelf to slide down slightly into position.

Build Paw Pegs

Step 1

Cut an oversize piece of 1 x 10 for the paw pads. Transfer the paw pad pattern to one end of the wood.

Step 2

Drill mounting holes

Place the board with the patterns on a piece of scrap wood and clamp both to a work surface. Drill centered 1/8-inch holes through each paw pattern.

Step 3

Drill holes for pegs

Tape a 1/2-inch bit 1/2 inch from the tip as a depth guide and use the 1/8-inch hole as a guide to drill both paws. Then unclamp the boards.

Step 4

Jigsaw paw pads

Use a jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade to cut out the paw pads. Sand smooth the cut edges and the top face, wipe clean, and apply two coats of paint (Starry Sky shown). From a 1/2-inch dowel, cut two pieces 2 inches long. Sand the dowels smooth, wipe clean, and apply two coats of paint (Pink Burst shown).

Step 5

Screw paw pad to wall

Install wall anchors where you'll mount the paw pads, or position them over a wall stud. Screw the paw pad to the wall. Then insert a painted dowel to cover the screw.

Step 6

Press paw print stencil on wall

Cut out the paw print stencil, including the location of the paw pad. Press the stencil against the wall and use gentle dabs of a foam brush to create the paw print.

Step 7

Finished paw print peg

Allow paint to dry overnight before using. Repeat for the second paw peg (medium or large) as desired.