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Beautimus21
« on: October 16, 2007 03:14:45 PM »

I was looking for ideas on how to design something for my two cats and printed a few "cat condos" from online. My dad saw one of them had the dimensions and started measuring it out to see if it would be big enough for my two cats. We had to customize it because my boy is large (not far, just big) and ended up changing the size of the houses and platforms but it turned out great!




What do you think? TJ seems to be pleased!

Materials:
1 sheet of plywood = $20
Old landscaping posts  =  free
900 feet (seriously) of sisal rope = $50
5 yards of carpet = free scraps under 6 yards!  (insides, tops and sides are all covered)

TOTAL: $70   (compared to the one online for $189)

I imagine if I could've bought the sisal online, it would've been cheaper but we got on a roll and did all but the carpet in one day. It wasn't that hard either. The only bad thing is that I had major hand-cramps from the staple gun. 

[FYI, the platforms were connected last, after they were carpeted, so we can remove them to move it out of the room. Otherwise, its short and skinny enough to fit perfectly through the door.]

I hope you like it!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007 03:24:00 PM »

That looks like the cats' pajamas!  (Sorry, I couldn't help it.) You have some lucky cats!  And a nice dad, too.  That thing looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007 06:04:28 PM »

wow that looks fantastic! it must have been quite an undertaking Smiley and yes, your cat is definitely spoiled Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 12:04:12 PM »

This is fabulous. What lucky kitties. Yours certainly turned out cheaper and better built than the ones you purchase.

Darn right kitties should be spoiled!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 12:19:14 PM »

I have so been wanting to make something like that for my spoiled beast but yours is way more awesome than I had even imagined.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007 08:13:06 PM »

Oh my cats would love that! They have a lame three tier store bought one right now
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007 12:20:26 PM »

this one would be PERFECT for my kitties because they love to be up high.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008 03:17:12 AM »

thanks for sharing - i definitely need to try and build something for my house-tiger and this is a great help Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2008 06:15:58 AM »

Awesome kitty condo!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008 09:17:19 PM »

Oh my! Your cat most love that Smiley
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