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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: scratch tower tutorial on: August 22, 2006 09:22:14 PM
here's a photo of what it looks like when you pull it apart (the top layer anyway)

you can see how rough i left the edge of the pipes, cause you dont see them when it's slotted in.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: scratch tower tutorial on: August 22, 2006 09:14:46 PM
the plumbing caps i used to attach to the mdf with screws and glue, the pvc pipes then just slot into them.

I guess it does make the structure more stable then just trying to glue the edge of the pvc pipe to the mdf, but the biggest advantage was it means i can pull the tower apart if i need to.

hope that answers your question okay?

cheers w x
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Zach Braff... he is my homeboy! on: August 22, 2006 09:10:39 PM
Great stencil - it came out so clean!

my bf would love this too,

cheers w x
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: I turned my Pug into a Stencil (my first stencil!) on: August 19, 2006 04:04:56 PM
love how it's layed out, awesome work Cheesy

w x
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Another "Shaun the Sheep," from Silk81's Stencil on: August 16, 2006 11:00:11 PM
looks great!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / scratch tower tutorial on: August 15, 2006 10:30:45 PM
Hey guys

here's a cat scratching tower i made for my 2 burmese kitties, i used 2x sheets of mdf, carpet samples form Andersons (free), PVC piping (free from a plumbin outlet store), PVC pipe caps to attach to the mdf and lots and lots of carpet tacks.

I can write up a tutorial if anyones interested? the whole project cost around$40 bucks (AUS)

cheers w x

Quick tutorial guys,

you will need:

* MDF or particle board (3 peices)
* Carpet samples for covering the platforms and pipes if you want
* Screws and a drill for the PVC caps
* PVC piping 10mm 90cm x 3 pieces for the bottom legs
* PVC piping 10mm 60cm x 2 pieces for the top legs
* Rope or carpet for covering PVC verticle pipes
* Carpet tacks or staple gun
* Liquid nails or other heavy duty glue


Step 1

trace out a design on the MDF or particle board similar to the picture above

Step 2

cut out the PVC piping to lengths that you're happy with, I used 90cms for the bottom 3 pieces and 60cms for the top 2 pieces

Step 3

so that you can dismantle to the tower later if you need to, the way i constructed it is so the pvc caps are glued and screwed into the mdf and the poles just slot easily into them and can be taken apart just as easily. See below for placement:


Step 4

Work out where you want your poles to be. I used a tripod design on the lover level for extra stability. Place the poles where you want them and trace around the tops in order to get exact placement for where the caps will need to be screwed in.

Place some glue on the PVC caps once you're happy with the positioning and drill three pilot holes for the screws. Securely screw in the PVC caps to the MDF and then be sure to check that they again line up with the ones the pipes will slot into on the platform below.


Step 5

Using glue and carpet tacks or glue and a staple gun line up your carpet on the MDf and begin attaching it (note you will need to cut out holes for where you have attached the PVC caps.

Step 6

Using the liquid nails attach the rope or carpet to the verticle PVC pipes being sure to leave a couple of cm's uncovered each end to allow the pipes to still slot in to the caps.

Allow to dry, construct the tower and let your cats go wild!

I hope I've covered everything, if something is unclear please let me know.

Cheers w x
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: la la llama on: August 15, 2006 09:56:00 PM
thanks guys here's photo of the stencils i used (2 of them anyway) i find that acetate gives a much cleaner finish than freezer paper....but that's just me

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: weiner dog on: August 14, 2006 07:11:03 PM
thanks guys!

this one wasn't as clean as my fist go, you can see in the picture where i touched it to see if it was dry (it wasn't)

cheers w x
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: la la llama on: August 14, 2006 07:09:23 PM
hey thanks for the comments.

I used acetate cut out with an electrical solder (heaps sharper lines)

3 layers, white then grey then balck and some hand painted highlights for the eyes and eyelids

tooke me ages to get the positioning right but i'm pretty happy with the finished product,

cheers w x
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / weiner dog on: August 13, 2006 02:48:14 AM
This is a copy of a shirt i say Mishca Barton's ex wearing about 6 months ago, made again for my little bro,

cheers w x

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