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Topic: MDF bed for my coonies!  (Read 4169 times)
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« on: October 10, 2008 07:34:00 AM »

A few years agoo I designed several beds for my coonies. I made them out of MDF of 1 thick.They are 16 X 20 inches and stand some 4 inches from the ground.
The first design was a 'block of cheese" bed with a mouse.

Her with my lovely boy Jack in it. The bed is now in the posession of my daughter who's cat Coco sleeps in it every day.

Here you can see it without a cat.
I had the MDF cut in the store in square and rectangler pieces and made the holes and cut-outs later at home.
I painted it in a kind of dabbing technique and lackered it several times aftherwards with a good clear lacquer since MDF is prown to attacting water.
I will show some other beds another time.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008 07:46:37 AM »

Thats awesome!  My kitties would love little beds.  I love the mouse/cheese motif.  Very well done!  I cant wait to see the others. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008 10:40:57 AM »

haha! This is so funny and cute. I think you did a great job with it. I know I'm too scared to use power tools, but you rocked them.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008 11:19:17 AM »

Beautiful cat, cool bed.  I wish I could make a simplified version for my cats, but I'm determined to leave this earth with 10 fingers. Wink
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008 06:08:46 AM »

This bed is real easy to make certainly when you let the shop cut the parts for you. You then only need to drill te holes 'in the cheese" and make some rounded cut outs in te top.It is only the mouse thats a bit tricky to make. Just remember to pre drill the holes in the MDF.

This is the most difficult bed I made. My old housecat Mixy is sleeping it it.
It is my "sea"bed with fish jumping in and out of the water.
This was real difficult to make. I won't be making this one again. But it is now 5 years old and still in use and it still looks very good.
Another one is my "kitty" bed with the head of a kitten. This is real easy. You could leave it plain without trying to paint a kitten on it. I am no good at painting kitty's either.

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008 06:16:26 AM »

Those are fantstic!  You did an excellent hjob on them!

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008 08:18:03 AM »

These are WONDERFUL!!! You'v done a fantastic job, they look so cute!

How on earth do you get your cats to use them, though? My cats flat-out refuse to use their beds- one steals my doxie's bed! (The other won't sleep in beds- only on top of things like computer bags, sweaters, purses even.... lol)

Gosh, these beds are just amazing- great job!

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008 02:26:07 PM »

These are really awesome.  I love the sea bed most.

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