How do you protect pricey cowboy boots from a cat with an attitude?

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Project by lazypaddler posted 10-16-2012 12:26 AM 1787 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You build them a big fancy box, of course. A friend and his wife needed something to house their foot wear and I was more than happy to oblige them. Cherry frame with walnut veneered panels make up the body and the cedar lining create a bit of a cleat in front and back to rest a small tray that I did up out of the scrap.

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 12:43 AM

Beautiful box. My answer would have been to throw the cats outside. No LOL.

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 12:56 AM

Nice boot box! I want to see the boots that are worth building a box around. Nice job.

-- Ben in Va

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#3 posted 10-16-2012 12:59 AM

great job.

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#4 posted 10-16-2012 02:30 AM

Super looking chest.

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 04:41 PM

Great looking chest. An easier solution though would be to just get rid of the cat….

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 04:55 PM

Great job on a very nice chest.

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 05:09 PM

I would have given the cat the boot and kept the box for something else. Great project!

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 06:13 PM

Do you put the cat in the box or the boots?

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 07:18 PM

You simply put the cat in the boot head first. put your fore fingers through the pulls and your thumbs over the back legs of the cat. In this position the cat won’t be able to hurt you. He is now in the perfect position to have the family jewels removed and that usually changes the attitude. If it is a she then you need to get rid of that cat and tell the wife it must have left home. BTW that is a fine looking chest you built. very nice

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 10:24 PM

Thanks for all the adviceand kind comments.

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#11 posted 10-19-2012 02:42 AM

That’s an awfully nice box just to bury a wretched cat with an attitude. Your neighbor could just have dug a hole and then he wouldn’t have to worry about his cat ruining the nice box, too! ;-)


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#12 posted 10-19-2012 04:36 AM

nice chest

maybe you will get to make another

for the cat in the hat problem

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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