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DIY Dog Treats Fire Hydrant Container

April 19, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Hey there puppy parents! I have a treat for you today, well actually, a treat for your pooch. Today I’m sharing new DIY pet plans and showing you how to make a DIY Dog Treats Container shaped like a fire hydrant. Mine was made entirely with scrap wood I had in my shop, so this project was FREE! C’mon, I’ll show you how to make one in this easy tutorial πŸ™‚

DIY Dog Treats finished 3

Before I show you how to make the fire hydrant, let me tell you how this DIY dog treats container project came about. Recently my buddy Jamie and his pup Glennberry (Berry for short) came to visit me and my pup Coco. Jamie always gives Berry “potty bones”, ya know, dog treats after doing his “business”. On this visit, Coco was getting potty bones too.

DIY Dog Treats finished open

I was surprised Coco actually liked them because she never has been motivated by food. Suddenly she was looking forward to her dog treats… I mean potty bones! Jamie left some potty bones behind in a plastic bag. Once Coco finished those, I got her more. But instead of a plastic bag, I wanted a cool container for them. And you know my motto, “why buy when you can DIY!” And that’s exactly what I did.

DIY Dog Treats finished 5

Just a couple of notes about this project. Some of the parts are really small, so as with any project, please use extreme care. I rounded over the edges with sandpaper to give the fire hydrant a more realistic look. It’s a good idea to sand the parts as you go along as it would be more difficult to sand when the container is fully assembled.

DIY Dog Treats finished 6

Oh, I only put the “nozzles” on the front and sides, so the back is flat. The container holds about a pound of these mini potty bones. I think one of these DIY fire hydrant containers and some homemade dog treats would make a great gift, don’t you?! Let’s get started and build this DIY dog treats container!

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DIY Dog Treats Fire Hydrant Container Plan

Printed Plan
Click here to download a pdf of the DIY Dog Treat Fire Hydrant Container Plan

Supplies
1×2 – 6″
1×4 – 36″
1×6 – 22″
1×8 – 16″
1-1/4 finish nails
#8 1-1/4 wood screws
Sandpaper
Wood filler or Rust-Oleum Ready Patch

Tools
Miter saw
DEWALT Drill
Countersink bit
Hammer or nail gun
Kreg Multi-Mark Tool

Step 1. Cut the Sides. Cut 2 pieces of 1×4 to 8″.

DIY Dog Treats Side

Step 2. Cut the Small Bottom. Cut 1 piece of 1×4 to 4″.

DIY Dog Treats Small Bottom

Step 3. Cut the Front and Back. Cut 2 pieces of 1×6 to 8″.

DIY Dog Treats Front Back

Step 4. Assemble the Container Sides. Apply glue to the 3-1/2″ sides of the bottom and attach the sides using 1-1/4″ finish nails.

DIY Dog Treats 1

DIY Dog Treats 2a

Step 5. Attach the Container Front and Back. Apply glue to sides and bottom and attach the front using 1-1/4 finish nails. Repeat for the back.

DIY Dog Treats 3

DIY Dog Treats 4
Step 6. Cut the Nozzle Bases. Cut 4 pieces of 1×4 to 3-1/2″. On all corners, measure in a 1/2″ and cut a 45 degree angle. Three pieces will be used on the sides and one will be used as the small top in Step 13.

DIY Dog Treats Nozzle Base

DIY Dog Treats 5
Step 7. Cut the Nozzles. Cut 3 pieces of 1×2 to 1-1/2″.

DIY Dog Treats Nozzle
Step 8. Attach the Nozzle Bases. The nozzle bases are set down 1-1/4″ from the top. Apply glue, set the Kreg Multi-Mark Tool(affiliate link) to 1-1/4″, position base and attach using 1-1/4″ finish nails. Repeat for the other two sides.

DIY Dog Treats 7
Step 9. Attach the Nozzles. Apply glue to the nozzle, center on the nozzle base and attach using 1-1/4″ finish nails. Repeat for the other two sides.

DIY Dog Treats 8
Step 10. Cut the Large Top and Bottom. Cut 2 pieces of 1×8 to 7-1/4″. Cut 45 degree angles just as you did in Step 6. One piece will be used in Step 11 and one will be used in Step 13.

DIY Dog Treats Top Bottom

Step 11. Attach the Large Bottom. Apply glue to the large bottom, center on the container, drill counter sink holes and attach using 1-1/4″ wood screws.

DIY Dog Treats 9a
Step 12. Cut the Medium Top. Cut 1 piece of 1×6 to 5-1/2″.

DIY Dog Treats Medium Top

Step 13. Assemble the Top. Apply glue to the small top (Step 6), center on the medium top (Step 12) and attach using 1-1/4 wood screws. Apply glue to the medium top, center the large top (Step 11) and attach using 1-1/4 wood screws.

DIY Dog Treats top

DIY Dog Treats top 1

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DIY Dog Treats top 3

Step 14. Cut the Stopper. Measure the inside dimensions of the container and deduct an 1/8″ from each dimension. Cut a piece of wood to this dimension to form a stopper for the neck of the container. Drill a few countersink holes in the stopper. Apply glue to the stopper, center on the bottom of the top and attach using 1-1/4″ wood screws.

DIY Dog Treats 6

Fill nail holes with wood filler or Rust-Oleum Ready Patch (affiliate link), do any necessary final sanding, apply a couple coats of a gloss red paint and fill your DIY dog treats fire hydrant with potty bones πŸ™‚

DIY Dog Treats Container

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2 thoughts on “DIY Dog Treats Fire Hydrant Container

  1. Sherry Fram says:

    Cutest treat box ever! Thanks for the plans!

    • Scott - Saws on Skates says:

      Thank you Sherry – I’m glad you like it! It looks cute on my kitchen counter πŸ™‚

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