Cat Chalet

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Project by mddharma posted 06-02-2019 10:51 AM 993 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed shelter for my 2 cats for when they were out and I was not at home. Started off really simply… then got a bit out of control. It has served it’s purpose.

-- "It's nice to be important - but it's more important to be nice." Bozo

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#1 posted 06-02-2019 11:11 AM

lucky cats – very nice habitat but most likely they’ll spend a lot of time on the roof lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 06-02-2019 11:15 AM

Looks like its also fit for purrpuss as well so no problems there.
Good job on the ladder work too.
I have a wood working friend Wally he will turn 99 this June.
So keep up the good work , you have got a few years to go yet!

Give up those smokes too it plays havoc with your eyes!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 06-02-2019 11:49 AM

A Cat House with a porch, and a perch. They can’t ask for more.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 06-02-2019 02:52 PM

I see the vents in the back, but the heat needs to escape, and I think venting needed to happen at the top too, the overhang would have allowed you to vent there if you did traditional roofing. It may not stand up to snow either.

Sorry to be negative, but everything I build has to be engineered for structure.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 06-02-2019 03:00 PM

:-) My first rule is to never over engineer. I find that many times it prevents moving forward with a project. This particular project is about 15 months old and is weather tight, and the cats go in winter and summer alike. They use it a lot. In regards to snow – I can stand on the roof and I weigh about 195.

Frankly it is way over engineered which is why this project took so long.

-- "It's nice to be important - but it's more important to be nice." Bozo

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#6 posted 06-04-2019 06:26 PM

“Started off really simple then got a bit out of control”
Greatest woodworking line ever!!!

Once I made a chess board then I decided it needed to sit on a table… I made a table. Then since I didn’t have anyplace to put the table, I built a house around it. I love my chess board and I don’t even know how to play.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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