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« on: August 27, 2007 06:40:09 AM »

My bf and I teamed up to make these kitty condos. He cut the wood, used the nail gun, etc. And I upholstered! The designs were also team decisions. After a couple close calls involving hot tempers and nail guns, viola! Our first kitty condo!



And a picture of the kitties enjoying it:



A month or so later we made a second condo for his brother's kitties. We tried to match the fabric to their living rooms decor:



They were a bit labor intensive, but it became much easier on the second shot. The next one we make, I'd like to create a tutorial for. Basically, we took cardboard barrels from the warehouse at my job and cut them to make those large circles. The smaller tubes were also from our warehouse - they held bolts of Kraft paper. The flat pieces are just plywood. We upholstered each piece before attaching them together.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 06:44:48 AM »

Very cool, I'd love to see a tut!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 06:51:42 AM »

great job! my kitties would love these!
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007 07:00:38 AM »

Thanks!! I just found a couple of pics of my "assistant" while making the second condo:




LOL. He's SO helpful.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007 07:04:13 AM »

Don't you love how kitties "help" with everything! My ferrets love these sorts of things too. They love to climb just as much as my kitties! Great ideas! Also I love the fabric you choose for both! Great Job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007 07:17:56 AM »

Aww, it's so sweet how they always "help", I love kitties (my rabbits do the same thing, they like to unfold things for me, by digging at them until it's a bundle all over the floor). :p
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007 08:40:00 AM »

I really like the first one - the second one is really good, but it's a design I recognize, you know?
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007 10:32:03 AM »

Those look great!  Cheesy My boyfriend and I have pawed with the idea, but havent gotten around to making one for our monsters.  Wink
What kind of fabric did you use?
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007 12:20:40 PM »

I used heavy upholstery fabric for both of them. This worked well because it withstands scratching almost as well as carpeting, but looks swankier. Also, if you can find the kind that is gummed on the back it makes the upholstering process a lot easier. The green one had it and it was a little harder to sew, but much better behaved than the cream.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007 03:41:20 PM »

My boyfriend's cat has an old scratching post and a need for more stuff to jump up on.  I wonder if we could incorporate her post into a condo design.  Hmmmm.
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