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Project by ferstler posted 10-24-2008 06:49 PM 1130 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This item belongs to my cat, “Perky,” who is 16 years old and needs it to get into the master bedroom bed. She is not as spry as she used to be, and was not all that spry to begin with.

The stand is MDF, with primer and several coats of egg-shell blue satin spray (from a can) as a final finish. Cuts were made with a table saw and miter saw, with the curve cuts done with a band saw. Edge rounding was done with a router. The thing is glued together, but countersunk screws pulled things together before the glue set. Wood filler was put over the countersink recesses and the thing was sanded smooth prior to painting. Rubber feet on the bottom keep it from dinging the wood floor. The rear edges of the side panels actually should have been extended further back, since once Perky goes to kitty heaven my wife would maybe like to use it as a kitchen step stool. Unfortunately, the lack of extension towards the rear makes it a bit too unstable for that. We will save it for the next cat when it gets old. Heck, we have one right now who is 13, so she will be elligible in a few years.

Howard Ferstler





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lew

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 10:36 PM

Thanks,

We have a young dog that wakes us up to get on the bed. Now I know what tomorrow’s project will be!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 05-05-2009 06:49 AM

I like that you named it Perky even though it’s not…LOL nice stool though !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 06:52 AM

That’s a good build I how perky appreciates it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 03:04 PM

It’s a very nice set of steps for a bed and very attractive and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 03:53 PM

thank you for making it easier for your little buddy to snuggle with you ….....LOL ….GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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