I didn't really use any of the construction techniques from the plan, but I got the idea based on seeing the platform feeder. I used spare wood (with routed trim already on it) that matched my bathroom, and made the cats a nicer looking feeder (one that they couldn't keep knocking to the floor and breaking!). The tile is mounted on cement hardibacker board, which is attached to the 3/4" wood platform. I used a zip saw to cut out the circles in the wood and the cement board (with the appropriate drill bit). I used a tile nipper to form the tile around the bowl opening. I added several coats of varnish to finish.
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4 coats of General Finishes EnduroVar.
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