Pet food bowl holder

Once I picked up a router table and a scroll saw, I decided it was time for a simple, practical project. I finished this one last spring, but I hadn't gotten around to posting it here yet.

The bowls I ordered online, are made of stainless steel and come with their own lids. The holder is very simple: It's just a piece of oak with two large holes cut in it, and pair of dados for the legs. The finish didn't turn out as well as I'd like. The polyurethane and the cherry colored stain gave the holder a much more plasticy look than I wanted. I more natural finish might have been better.