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post #1 of 14
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Since I have decided to re-train the girls to become exclusively indoor cats, I want to build them a couple of super-duper cat trees.

Anyone done this? And if so, how did you do it??
post #2 of 14
my husband built me one, all we did was buy a few thick lengths of pine, about a meter of more each. some three ply plywood from bunnings for the levels and box.

some carpet and a heap of cool little tacks with big heads so they would hold the carpet in place.

we used huge bolts and counter sank them to join the legs to the base and to join each level so it was strong.

we carpeted it first because it would be too hard to carpet once put together and it worked out fine.

if you need anymore info i can ask my husband because he did most of it lol.



felicia
post #3 of 14
i forgot to mention, it took us a week, working about 5 hours every night but it was worth it
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ha ha!! Sounds fantastic!

I was thinking of improvising - you know, going to Bunnings and seeing what I could find...lol
post #5 of 14
my dad built one..used some basic good sturdy plywood, some kind of planks as well for anchors...

some big old hunk of something that looks like a tree trunk that hegot for freee....lol

and he made a few platforms too i will ask him for more details when i see him
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Ha ha!! Sounds fantastic!

I was thinking of improvising - you know, going to Bunnings and seeing what I could find...lol

that sounds great, just make sure you grab some tacks, we would have been lost without them...i know your only really going to bunnings for the BBQ though


felicia
post #7 of 14
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LOL!!! How did you know????

I LOVE Bunnings - I swear if I had $10,000 I could SO easily spend it all there!
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
LOL!!! How did you know????

I LOVE Bunnings - I swear if I had $10,000 I could SO easily spend it all there!

i only knew because it's become and Aussie past time

i totally love bunnings! especially the garden center, they even have a restaurant there now, what more could a girl want?

every time we go past we have a snag on a bun for breakfast lol


felicia
post #9 of 14
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Yeah can't get past the ol` snag-on-a-bun!!

Yummy yummy!!
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Yeah can't get past the ol` snag-on-a-bun!!

Yummy yummy!!
LOL

damn i love Australia...speaking of which, whatever happened to that Aussie thread? that was aweome
post #11 of 14
I'm guessing Bunnings is the Aussie equivalent of Lowe's or Home Depot? Except apparently with the addition of a restaurant ! Works for me. Maybe I should make a suggestion to Lowe's and HD .

RoseHawke's Cat Tree Project

Cindy
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by pandybear
i forgot to mention, it took us a week, working about 5 hours every night but it was worth it
Hey Fe- do you and your hubby want to come up here and give Bradley a hand with our cat tree?

He started it when we first got Cosette (7 months ago!!!) and is JUST now close to finishing it .
post #13 of 14
A volunteer at the Humane Society just made a HUGE cat condo out of PVC pipe. This thing is about 6 feet tall, 8 feet across and 4 feet wide with multiple perches for cats. These are a lot easier to make than ones out of wood but they can't really climb them - you just have to have perches for them to jump on.

I've made cat posts out of regular lumber and tree trunks. The trick is a large sturdy base so it doesn't tip when they fly up it and perches in high up places.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Hey Fe- do you and your hubby want to come up here and give Bradley a hand with our cat tree?

He started it when we first got Cosette (7 months ago!!!) and is JUST now close to finishing it .

LOL

now that's a longgggg time!

depends on where you live lol

i found that keeping my husbands beer supply replenished during building the tower really helped

make sure you post pics of the seven month cat tower when he's done



felicia
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