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5 DIY Dog Grooming Tables You Can Build Today (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you’re looking into getting a dog grooming table, you’ll know that they can cost over a thousand dollars. While it may be necessary to get a table, spending that kind of money is not always a possibility. Thankfully, there are plenty of DIY projects that teach you how to build a dog grooming table and can save you money in the long run. Some of these tables are on the difficult side, so it’s important to wear safety gear when handling any tools or machinery. Aside from the potential difficulty, these 5 DIY Grooming Tables are great projects that you can make from home.

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5 DIY Dog Grooming Table Plans

1. Homemade Grooming Table – PetsOnMom

  • Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Materials: ¾” plywood, 2”x 4” wood (cut to proper lengths for legs), 1” nails, ¾” wood screws, hammer, sandpaper or orbital sander, carpet runner or rubber mat, rubber cups for table feet

If you have the time and the skills, this Homemade Grooming Table is a great DIY dog grooming table. It may be a bit complicated, but it’ll be worth it in the long run. It’s also much cheaper than buying a grooming table, which can cost thousands of dollars for one unit.

2. Cheap Small Grooming Table – Instructables

  • Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Materials: Old table, 15mm copper wall plate elbow (outside water tap adaptor), 15mm compression elbow, 15mm copper pipe, 15mm saddle pipe clips, 4 carpet tiles

This DIY grooming table repurposes an old table to make a cheap dog grooming station. This does involve some skill with tools and crafting, so it’s not recommended for beginner DIYers. However, it makes a great team project if you have friends that enjoy doing DIY as well.

3. Easy DIY Dog Grooming Table – Dexter’s Dog Days

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Materials:  (1) ½″ x 2′ x 4′ oak plywood, (1) roll of anti-slip rubber surface, (4) ¼″ x 1½″ machine bolt (and nuts), (4) 1″ washers, to match the bolts above, Black & Decker Workmate (repurposed), Elmer’s spray adhesive, weight for stability, reciprocating saw, drill with ¼″ bit, utility knife, crescent wrench for the nuts, pen or pencil, clamp-on Grooming Arm

Next on our list of DIY dog grooming tables is from Dexter’s Dog Days. A quick trip to the hardware store and a saw is all you’ll need for this crafty DIY grooming table. This is probably one of the easier tables to make, but it’s still a great DIY project. It’s also made with inexpensive materials, so it’ll save you money as well.

4. DIY Dog Grooming Table – Dogsaholic

  • Difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
  • Materials: ¾” thick plywood, 2” x 4” wood (cut to the right length for the table legs), carpet rubber mat, rubber cups for the feet, tools, 1” nails, wood screws, hammer, sandpaper 

This is a relatively easy DIY Grooming table to make, and it’s sturdy enough for bigger dogs. This table will only cost you a trip to the hardware store and a few hours to build it. Once it’s done, you’ll be glad you invested the time and pocket change for this awesome DIY project.

5. DIY Wood Grooming Table – PET DIYs

  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Materials: Circular saw or hand saw, miter saw or hand saw with miter box, drill, nail gun or finish nails and hammer, 2” trim molding or baseboard, ⅜” plywood (2’ square), piece of carpet or rubber matting, 1 or 2 strips of a hardwood (1- 10′ strip or 2- 6′ pieces), stain/paint/polyurethane, paintbrushes 

Dog grooming tables can take up a lot of space, so this DIY Folding Small Dog Grooming table is perfect for easy storage. This is not a simple project, but it’ll be worth it once it’s done. Learning how to build a dog grooming table also saves you money, since you won’t have to buy an expensive grooming table.

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