Tuesday, July 08, 2008

cat tower project

Well, we built a floor-to-ceiling cat scratching post and climbing tower. It was much less than half the cost of buying one, including buying tools. I took about 10 hours for the two of us, totally inexperienced, to build it, and that includes doing all the cutting, carpeting, and so on. Not bad. Here's a photo journal of the construction process:


stuff to build it



box construction




nailing the box together [the box is ridiculously overbuilt, with supports in the four corners and around the hole in the top, where the 8-foot 4x4 post goes]




carpeted interior, two doorways for kitty egress/exit/ambush




carpeting exterior of box




Alexander helping out




Arthur helping out






what would we do without their carpeting supervision?





or without Arthur's quality control?



luckily, it passed



They played on the tower for about an hour last night and a little this morning, before it got hideously hot. Siesta time now.