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Project by MasterSergeant posted 01-20-2011 02:05 AM 1429 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We were in need of isolating a part (mud room) of our house for heat/cooling reasons, but we had a problem 3 loving little cats. Their litter box and food would be unavailable to them if we kept the door to this room closed, the answer a cat door. I did not want to cut a hole in my nice 3 panel oak door so I opted to place the cat door in the wall. From the kitchen it would be under the kitchen table out of site and from the mud room it would look nice. I think I pulled it off what do you think?
The flap creation is a funny story. I needed something to use as the flap, knowing the cats would not use the door if they could not see through, it had to be transparent. I didn’t want to drive to the hardware store so I thought what could I use. I had just purchased a set to Stanley wood chisels and they came in a carrying case with a transparent lid :-) BINGO. I carefully cut the transparent sheet out of the carrying case and the rest is history.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction





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nailbanger2

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 02:13 AM

That’s awesome Kelly. I have to change the page from your project so my lady doesn’t see this!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 11:48 PM

That is a great idea. I bet it will work for my little doggie too, he’s only 13lbs.

-- Sandy, Minnesota, www.rusticwoodworking.com

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 02:06 AM

I just measured the height of the cat shoulders to establish the height off the floor and then went with what looked like a nice size opening. We have a lab that loves cat food more than the cats do, so the cat door saves the dog from himself because he cannot get to the food ;-)

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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