• Whether you're a dog owner who needs a grooming table for dog shows, or you're beginning a dog grooming business out of your home, you could save ample amounts of money by creating your own dog grooming table instead of purchasing one already made. According to Pet Supplies Review, your primary concern with the table should be its structural stability and durability. The table needs to be able to sturdily hold a heavy dog. With smaller dogs, the measurements can become lower.

    Lumber Yard

    Visit your local lumber yard to find cheap and durable supplies. Purchase a piece of plywood that is 40 to 48 inches long, 24 inches wide and at least 3/4 inch thick. These measurements are enough to hold a large, heavy dog. The lumber yard should offer to cut the plywood to these measurements for you.

    Hardware Store

    Visit your local hardware store to purchase a pair of collapsible table legs. For larger dogs, you should saw the top 4 inches off of these legs so the table will stand 24 to 26 inches tall. The legs should come with the tools needed to screw the table legs onto one side of the plywood.


    Purchase a slip-proof rubber mat to attach to the top of the table. Cut the mat to perfectly fit the length and width of the table, and glue it into place. This will prevent a dog from slipping when on the table. Round the corners of the table with a saw and sandpaper, then attach stripping to the edges of the table to prevent any harsh edges.


    Purchase 4-inch caster wheels and screw them onto the bottom of the table legs for a movable grooming table. Purchase a grooming arm that clamps to the table and raises or lowers in height, depending on the height of the dog. This grooming arm, available at pet stores and online suppliers, keeps the dog in place.


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