This step by step diy project is about cat condo plans. If you want to keep your cat really fit and in a good shape, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many woodworking projects and plans to choose from, so take a look over the rest of the project if you want to enhance the look of your home with a one-of-a-kind project.
We recommend you to invest in high quality materials when building the cat tower, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Use a pencil to mark the cut lines before adjusting the size of the components at the right dimensions. Align the wooden components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, especially if you want to use the cat tower for many years in a row. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24″ x 48″ long, 2 pieces – 15 3/4″ x 24″” long BASE
- B – 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 60 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 37 1/2″ long LEGS
- C – 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16” long SUPPORTS
- D – 2 pieces of 3/4 plywood – 14″ x 14″ long, 1 piece – 10 1/2″x14″ long, 1 piece – 10 1/2″x13 1/4″ long BOX
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 14″x14″ long, 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 14″ long, 1 piece – 9 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 13 1/4″ long BOX
- F – 2 pieces of 3/4 plywood – 14″ x 14″ long, 1 piece – 12 1/2″x14″ long, 1 piece – 12 1/2″x13 1/4″ long BOX
- G – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 10 1/2″ x 31 1/4″ long RAMP
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 10 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Building a cat condo
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the components for the bottom box of the cat condo. Mark the cut lines on a sheet on 3/4″ plywood and get the job done with a circular saw. Take accurate measurements and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: Make the notches inside the components by using a jigsaw. Adjust the size of the notches to suit your needs and tastes.
The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the 2×2 posts to the bottom. Align the posts with attention and secure them into place with finishing nails or with 1 1/4″ pocket screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.
Continue the project by fitting the 4×4 posts to the bottom box, as in the diagram. Drill pocket holes through the bottom and top components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the posts. Plumb the posts with a spirit level before inserting the screws. Align the edges with attention.
Next, you have to build the components for the top box. Take accurate measurements and cut the components at the right dimensions using a circular saw. Adjust the size of the openings to suit your needs and tastes.
Continue the by cutting the components for the other condo. Take accurate measurements and get the job done with a circular saw. smooth the edges before locking them together with finishing nails. Make sure the edges are flush, the corners square and add glue to the joints.
One of the last steps of the project is to build the tray and attach it to the structure, as in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the bottom and insert finishing nails into the side rails. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Drill pilot holes through the bottom and insert screws into the posts.
Assemble the cat condo as in the diagram, making sure the joints are rigid and durable. Align the edges with great care, to prevent injuries in the sharp edges. Plumb the posts with a spirit level and make sure the corners are square.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach the ramp to the cat condo. Cut both ends of the 3/4″ plywood at 45 degrees and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper. Fit the ramp to the structure and secure it into place using finishing nails. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a cloth.
After assembling the cat tower we recommend you to check if the components are locked together properly. Insert the galvanized screws properly, making sure they are at the same level with the wooden surface.
Top Tip: Don’t forget to take a cover the components with carpet, if you want to enhance the look of the cat condo and to make it stand out. Use glue to lock the components into place.
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