|Project by luv2learn||posted 06-26-2015 10:45 PM||1274 views||2 times favorited||30 comments|
We designed the second floor of our home to be an open loft rather than individual enclosed rooms (that was B.C., before cats). The knee wall is 8” wide and turned out to be great place for cat napping, however, if they roll over the wrong way it is 12’ to the ground. One of our cats did this three times and miraculously escaped injury. I guess it’s true, cats have nine lives.
The first solution to the problem was to hot glue pine cones all over the top of the wall (my wife’s idea). That worked, but dusting was impossible and the cats, all five of them, would still get up there and navigate the pine cones but at least they couldn’t lay down. So when I got fed up with picking up pine cones and yelling at the cats, ”you can’t fly”, my wife suggested I build a picket fence. Now before you guys start laughing, I have seen more than my fair share of wife inspired projects on LJs probably none as weird as this though :-)
The material for the fence is ripped up 2×4s and 2×6s. The posts are 1 1/4” square by 10” tall the pickets are 5/16” thick by 1 1/4” wide by 8” tall. The fence rails are held in place with mortise and tenon joints as are the posts. When completely finished I will have built and installed approximately 60 linear feet of fence.
So, you ask, what have I been doing lately?
Thanks for looking, and stop laughing!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green