SidAm’s Cat Traps

Posted on March 3, 2014

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I got this great idea for a play space for my cat Della. She is a climber and jumper. I wanted something that would be a bit difficult and fun. Also a place to hide and perch.

I had looked at several different things. This is the idea I came up with for Della.

My friend and I are taking orders to make these if you are interested. We are going to start making them in April, when it warms up a bit. The barn is big and takes a lot of fuel to heat. And standing on the cold concrete makes for achy legs and hips!

Here is the picture tour of one of the most fun weekends I have had in a long time. We had a blast doing this. And we made a great team. I had a vision, good measurements and materials. Sid had the tools, know-how and expertise to turn my boards into conversation pieces. We make a good team!

 

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Sid and his best Girl…Fat Dog a.k.a Jesse

 

 

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We begin.

 

 

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All the pieces are now ready for the designs to be cut.

 

 

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I free handed the patterns and Sid deftly cut the out. They were not too detailed. Just right.

 

 

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Fat Dog looking as cute as the law will allow!

Fat Dog looking as cute as the law will allow!

 

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Sid’d new toy got put to the test today. Cut like butter.

 

 

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I did use both the big saw and the jigsaw. I did not try the table saw. It looked a bit advanced for a proby. I really had fun!

 

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Don’t put nails in your mouth!

 

 

The first on completed!

The first on completed!

 

 

Uncle Sid put his mark on the project.

Uncle Sid put his mark on the project.

 

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Finished project…marathon weekend! What a blast, very satisfying. It turned out even better than I has imagined.

 

 

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The cats will be glad when they see them hung on the wall.

The cats will be glad when they see them hung on the wall.

 

 

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She is coming out. Slinking actually.

 

 

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Della is on top of the world now! That is definitely as high as you want them. Do not want anyone getting hurt from a fall or missed jump. they look really cool on the wall.

 

 

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We hung one by itself in my office next to the window that looks out into the back yard.

 

 

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There were several owls who appeared in the wood when we out the stain on. Very cool!