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      How to Build a Cat Condo

      Cat Condo

      Give your cat some prime real estate with this cool 3 level cat condo build!

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      Date: May 18, 2011

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      STRUCTURE

      1. Cut 1 12 in. x 12 in. piece of plywood.



      2. Cut it diagonally so you end up with 2 triangles.


      3. Cut 4 1 in. diameter dowel rods at 36 in.



      4. Put carpet on all the pieces.


      BASE

      5. Cut 1 piece of plywood 26 in. x 26 in. for the ground base



      6. Cut 1 piece of plywood 24 in. x 24 in. top base (what the house sits on).



      7. Cut a 4 in. x 6in. slot in it, so the cat can access the top.


      8. Screw the dowel rod to the bottom and top pieces. This forms the rough framework.



      9. Screw the 2 triangles at 14 in. and 26 in. high. Fasten them to the dowel rods as steps for the cat


      10. Screw small blocks to the dowel rod and rest the triangle pieces on it.



      11. Put carpet on all the pieces.



      HOUSE

      12. Cut 4 pieces 15 in. x 15 in.



      13. Cut a door in 2 of the pieces.



      14. Put carpet on all the pieces.



      15. Nail all 4 pieces together to form a box.



      16. Screw the box to the top platform and position it toward the back end on the deck.



      17. Cut 1 piece of plywood at 15 in. x 24 in.



      18. Cut 2 pieces of 1 in. x 3 in. at 24 in.



      19. Cut 2 pieces of 1 in. x 3 in. at 15 in.



      20. Put carpet on all the pieces.



      21. Screw the deck onto the top of the house.



      22. Screw the 1 x 3s on the edges of the deck as guard rails.



      23. Screw an eye hook onto the platform and hang a toy.