cat tower

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Project by bobasaurus posted 07-30-2019 09:18 PM 397 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cat tower for my sister’s birthday. Just humble construction lumber and scrap plywood/carpet, but it has some fancy joinery (hand-chopped mortise and tenon for the support posts, drawbored bridle joint to attach the base, and half lap for the base support). About 5.5’ tall. The hole in the first large platform leads to a canvas hammock, and the top has a cat bed.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#1 posted 07-30-2019 09:23 PM

Allen, how did you manage to get a cat for a sister? ;)

Looks good man! Way to pull out the joinery on a project that wouldn’t normally be associated with craftsmanship or skills for that matter.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#2 posted 07-30-2019 09:25 PM

Thanks Dave. She would probably be a happy cat, able to play on this thing.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 07-30-2019 09:26 PM

Anything worth building is worth overbuilding, eh? Shame it’s for a cat, but what’s a brother to do? Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 07-30-2019 10:09 PM

Nice Allen!! I once made plans to build a huge cat complex for my girlfriend (now wife). Glad I didn’t because all of our cats now are barn cats.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 07-31-2019 05:36 AM

That will be some awesome playground!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-31-2019 11:43 AM

A drawbored bridle joint on a cat tower made me laugh :-) Nice work Allen!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 07-31-2019 12:29 PM

Very cool, my cats would abide.

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#8 posted 07-31-2019 07:23 PM

Now thats the way to build a cat play tower. Nicely done.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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