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Project by Thomcat posted 504 days ago 586 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s a stray cat who hangs around our apartment but doesn’t trust us enough to come inside and warm up. A few times I’ve come out to find her asleep under my car or in one of the garbage cans. I figured that’s no way to spend the winter, especially considering how cold it gets around these parts so I did up this cozy ‘cat barn’ out of some wood I had lying around.

The base is made from pressure treated 2×4s so we don’t have to worry about it rotting anytime soon. I covered the p-t lumber in some 1×4 kiln dried pine so she wouldn’t poison herself if she decided to nibble on it. The barn is insulated with old dryer lint and a beat up pair of pyjama pants and it even has carpet!

It’s probably warmer in there than it is in our old apartment…





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prattman

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#1 posted 504 days ago

Good work and a very nice guesture, let us know if the cat likes its new home.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 504 days ago

Very nice. Does dryer lint meet local fire codes for cat housing? :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 504 days ago

Very nice.
I like cats. They amuse me because they are stupid. I have a stupid cat. At least it isn’t stupid enough to run away and become a stray….....but it’s pretty stupid none-the-less.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 504 days ago

I like this idea. We have been using on old cooler turned on its side with a rug on the floor. This looks much nicer! Thanks for the idea!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 503 days ago

I’ve had lot’s of dogs and lot’s of cats. I love both but I have found that you can own a dog but you can’t own a cat. The dog wants to please his master but the cat wants to please himself. Personally, I’ve found cats to be highly intelligent – at least the ones I’ve run across. I love to watch ‘em hunt. They can be highly independent creatures and I think they are quite amused by watching us human beings. Be careful – no telling how this might turn out.

However, I think that what you did was very kind. I have quite a soft spot for animals.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 503 days ago

That’s very warm of you.
What comes around, goes around.
Bless you.

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Mark Gipson

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#7 posted 503 days ago

It’s very nice but not big enough. I took in a stray cat, he told his friends, now I have 6 ex-strays.

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