|Project by DaveFFMedic||posted 10-18-2012 02:53 AM||3956 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a stray cat shelter, or a “cat house” if you prefer. My MIL asked if I would make a few of these for her neighbor who takes care of the wild cat population.
I’m not a fan of feral cats, but I can’t say no to people. Plus, I have been wanting to get back into the workshop to build something. I came upon these plans on the internet and they seemed sturdy and inexpensive. My dad and I built a dog house for our dog decades ago using similar construction and the dog house withstood years of abuse.
You can download the plans to this cat house here:
I used the cheapest 1/2” plywood I could find. Some donated rubber roofing membrane for the roof and scrap linoleum from my kitchen for the floor. The roof is held in place with two 2×4 cleats and just lifts off the cat house. The plan is to have my father in law paint the house and fill it with straw or hay from the local animal shelter. (i know there’s a difference between straw and hay. One is not good for animal bedding, I just can’t remember which.) Total cost of materials: $25.
Completed just in time for the cold weather!