Kittie playhouse / step stool

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Project by Branlon posted 01-06-2013 07:37 PM 1778 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

She said we needed a new playhouse for the kitties. Left-over heartwood pieces from the harvested backyard ash tree were glued together for the sides but the top is one strong piece, with the sky-light in the center. The nine ladder rungs are one inch diameter rods. One coat of water-based poly all over and then a second coat on the top. The kitties love their playhouse, we call it a step stool.

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 08:40 PM

I need to build a version of this for my girlfriends kitties! I think I could put a couple of steps inside and modify one end, then it could be used to reach even higher.
Thanks for the inspiration!
I think useful things made of local wood seem to acquire value as family heritage. I would sign it, add the date, purpose and source of the wood inside for future generations.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 08:42 PM

Now that’s clever! Thanks, it’s on my favorites list now!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 03:25 AM

This is just awesome!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 05:25 AM

Great idea and well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 01:32 PM

Kool build. I can see the kitties have a blast in and around this

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 02:36 PM

Thanks guys for the comments.

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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