Monday, August 19, 2013

Cat Tree




ETA:  I've added a couple of pictures showing the making of the cat tree for those with questions.  Also....see the comments too.

We've been busy here.  Finished the laundry room then we took some time off to make this cat tree.  Now I can get back to making beads and maybe even working on some new images for Beeswax.  Wally gets to work on finishing the bathroom remodel.

12 comments:

  1. Now THAT is awesome. Any tips or how-to suggestions for those of us who are carpentry-challenged but want to keep our cats happy?

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  2. Oh, wow, that is one gorgeous cat tree! Your kitties are very lucky.I'm in the process of trying to make the ultimate cat tree for my own critters. For the base, I'm using a very heavy night stand. It has 1 drawer with an open "box" area beneath the drawer. I removed the drawer and its hardware, and the cats immediately claimed the box for their bed. Next, I'm going to attach cubes and platforms that reach to the ceiling. Will probably take me eons to complete, and I'm sure it won't look as awesome as Wally's!

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  3. Amy, I'd like to feature your wonderful cat trees on my blog, News From the Holmestead. May I have permission to do so? I will give Wally proper credit, of course! ~ Sherrie Holmes

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I will do my post in draft form and set it to go live soon. Will let you know when I do so. ~ Sherrie

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  4. Hi, Amy! Do you have any notes/tips on making your lovely cat-glade? About how long did it take you? I'm very tempted to try it myself, with the aid of a handyman for the sawing.

    Happy New Year!

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  5. We worked on it together for maybe five different days for 2 hours at a time. Then I did all the carpeting which was a job on it's own. It's definitely not a one day project.

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  6. Beautiful work! Would you mind sharing how you attached the tree branches to your floor mounting piece? Or better yet... a basic walk through tutorial to give us an idea how you approached this? Been a dream of mine for yours but no idea where to start! Thank you! Diana

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  7. Sorry, I thought I answered that question. We used large wood bolts with a washer and a lock washer. The bolts are like these: http://site.windowboxstore.com/images/yswimages/mounting-stucco-wood-bolts.jpg You pre drill a hole first just a bit smaller than the diameter of the bolt and then screw it in.

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  8. Thanks! Did you cut the branches at certain spots to fit platforms in at the ideal place or were they fitted through a cut whole in the board?

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  9. The branches stop at each platform and are screwed in. I'll post a couple of pictures at the top I took while we were making it so you can see.

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