|Project by derosa||posted 08-25-2011 05:42 AM||1186 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Since I have a number of projects I’m working on and I wanted to feel like I accomplished something I decided to see if I could do a one day project. It took two due to starting after 3pm but could have been a one day. Just need to pick up more rope to complete the scratching pad; turns out when you measure two sides you should multiply by two to get the full circumference.
At 35.00 this is also my cheapest job. The base is 2 2’x2’x.5” pieces of fiberboard that was left behind by a previous resident. The second level is made of the same fiberboard and is 17”x19” with the sides being recycled from old bed slats. The third platform is of unknown dimension and was the last piece of scrap from cutting out the other two platforms.
The main posts were cut up from a 2×12 that was part of a waterbed left in the shop area around 30 years ago while the small connecting/support post is another bed slat ripped in half. Never use a board this small when curling carpet around it, the carpet doesn’t bend that easy.
The carpeting was left over from when the upstairs was redone about 5-6 years ago and was also left lying in the shop area. The tube section was the only solid part that was purchased besides the rope, the rest of the cost was in glue, nails and screws; all of which were used liberally.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse