Kitty jungle gym, or my best recieved project to date.

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Project by derosa posted 08-25-2011 05:42 AM 1529 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Since I have a number of projects I’m working on and I wanted to feel like I accomplished something I decided to see if I could do a one day project. It took two due to starting after 3pm but could have been a one day. Just need to pick up more rope to complete the scratching pad; turns out when you measure two sides you should multiply by two to get the full circumference.

At 35.00 this is also my cheapest job. The base is 2 2’x2’x.5” pieces of fiberboard that was left behind by a previous resident. The second level is made of the same fiberboard and is 17”x19” with the sides being recycled from old bed slats. The third platform is of unknown dimension and was the last piece of scrap from cutting out the other two platforms.

The main posts were cut up from a 2×12 that was part of a waterbed left in the shop area around 30 years ago while the small connecting/support post is another bed slat ripped in half. Never use a board this small when curling carpet around it, the carpet doesn’t bend that easy.

The carpeting was left over from when the upstairs was redone about 5-6 years ago and was also left lying in the shop area. The tube section was the only solid part that was purchased besides the rope, the rest of the cost was in glue, nails and screws; all of which were used liberally.

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 01:54 PM

Yep, on my “Honey-do” list. We have a one-eyed cat (from a fight with a dog) that is ripe for a tree. Very nice work.

I made one many years ago from scraps plus two 2 six foot 2X4’s. Took the top section of an old pole lamp, the kind with the spring loaded top. Routed out the center of each 2X4 to fit the top section of the pole lamp into then laminated the two together. Put three platforms, offset from each other. Female cat used to get to the top, go to sleep and snore. Had three Persians at the time and they loved it. Haven’t seen those type of pole lamps around much any more.

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