Inside: Make this easy DIY Dog Leash Holder in the shape of a bone, to hold your favorite furry friend’s leash and other essentials.
What four-letter word gets them going every time? WALK!
Walk to them is like the word wine, a massage or a vacation to me. They just can’t hold their excitement in.
Just say walk and my three little dog’s ears perk up and they bounce around on all fours. It seems lately #coronavirus we have been walking our little buddies a lot. So as part of a challenge to only build from scrap wood I built this leash holder. I thought it fitting to cut it out in the shape of a bone.
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*Before you get started make sure you have your Safety Gear. For this project, I recommend safety goggles, ear protection, N95 mask and P100 mask.
This leash holder was one of several projects part of a scrap wood challenge (#buildfromscrap) I put out to readers. Another project made from scrap wood are these Simple DIY Wood Lanterns.
TOOLS FOR DIY DOG LEASH HOLDER
- Measuring tape
- Miter saw
- Wood clamps
- Jigsaw – I used a Rockwell Bladerunner
- Sander or sandpaper
SUPPLIES FOR DIY DOG LEASH HOLDER
For this project, I doubled up my layers. I used 3/4″ plywood for the bottom and then added various 3/4 inch thick boards. You can opt for one layer if you have less wood or if you prefer a thinner look.
- Scrap wood – I used scrap 3/4 inch plywood and scrap 1 x 2s, 1 x 3s and 1 x 4s
- Carbon copy paper
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
- Wood stain – I used Varathane Kona and Varathane Sunbleached
- Sealer – I used Rust-oleum Triple Thick sealer
- Hooks – I used what I had at home.
- Hanging hardware – I used these two sawtooth hangers, drywall anchors and 1 1/4 inch screws
CUTS FOR DIY DOG LEASH HOLDER
My DIY dog leash holder measured 15 1/4 inches x 8 inches at its longest length and width.
- 1 – 3/4 inch plywood cut at 16 x 11 inches (bottom layer)
- 5 – Using what I had on hand I cut all of my scrap wood to be about 10 inches long (top layer) – use various pieces of wood to cover the length and width of the plywood.
STEPS TO MAKE DIY DOG LEASH HOLDER
Step 1) Arrange your top layer 3/4 inch thick pieces over the bottom plywood piece. Once you are satisfied with the layout then glue the top layer pieces to the bottom layer. Clamp in place and allow to dry.
Step 2) Create your image. I chose to create a bone shape. If you would like access to this bone image please visit my Resource Library. Once you save it, uploaded it to Blockposters and print it out on two pieces of paper. Cut and tape the pieces of paper together and then trace it on to the wood. I used carbon copy paper and a pencil to trace the image.
Step 3) Cut out your image using a jigsaw. I used my Rockwell Bladerunner. Fill in any gaps with wood filler and sand your piece.
Apply a sealer if desired. I applied Rust-oleum Triple Thick sealer.
Step 5) Add hanging hardware. I attached two sawtooth hangers to the back then I inserted two wall anchors and screws to hang it on the wall.
Step 6) Add hooks. Since I was challenging myself to use what I had at home I found hooks that I have had for several years and cut them to a smaller size. I did this by using a chisel and hammer. Then I filed any rough edges. Once I cut them down they were the perfect size.
I attached the hooks with 1 1/4 screws. The screws were a gold color so I blotted them with black paint to better match the hooks. Then I hung up the leash holder in our pantry mudroom.
I love how it turned out! Now I don’t have to go searching for dog leashes as they have a home of their home.
Hey anyone want to go on a walk?
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