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Project by 7Footer posted 01-25-2013 06:20 PM 1140 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a couple of houses for my cat a few years ago, really cheap considering what these things used to cost. I’ve noticed over the past few years they’ve really gone down in price, which is kinda why I stopped making them, now they are reasonably priced if you find the right place. Back then I could just go to the carpet company next to my work and they would sell a huge remnant piece for about $20 or $30 and it was enough to make 4 or 5 cat hotels. When I made these it took about $20-30 worth of material and I was able to get $100-150 for them, but like I said they are reasonably priced now so I only make a new one for my cat every couple years.

-- Hot Damnit... Your booty like two planets, go ahead and go ham sammich -





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 06:27 PM

Nice going. It looks like the cat don’t care what they cost as long as you keep ‘em coming.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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7Footer

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 06:46 PM

Have you tried sprinkling catnip or some sort of feline attractant on it? I don’t know if it made any difference or not, because my cat is the same way, any sort of bag, box, lid or anything they want to check out and climb on, but before I covered the structure in with carpet I dumped about a half-ounce of catnip all over the thing. She’s loved it from the get go.

She loves the scratch bar, the only downside is that you need to change it out every year or two because it starts getting really frayed and looks like crap.

-- Hot Damnit... Your booty like two planets, go ahead and go ham sammich -

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7Footer

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 07:02 PM

I’m not even sure what feline attractant is, it just sounded good, lol!

-- Hot Damnit... Your booty like two planets, go ahead and go ham sammich -

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 07:19 PM

Nice work. I have built many things for my cats. My wife has purchased novel cat toys and indoor houses, although not as nice as yours. Have a pride in my shop/small animal barn. I prepare what I think are comfortable beds and they all choose this one old cardboard box….LOL..and fight for it?

I provide warm ferral houses for them in MN winter? They run around outside.

Built a scratching post for inside cats,they use my woodwork and have started an art project on the bathroom drywall.

I can’t stay ahead, so I follow from behind?

Many people are seriously allergic to the materials in the new fabrics in carpeting. Maybe an older wool blend?

Good luck.

I’m sure your cats are appreciative.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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7Footer

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 06:35 PM

Hahaha, man they might be twins.. thats funny.. Cute kitty!

-- Hot Damnit... Your booty like two planets, go ahead and go ham sammich -

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ajosephg

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 10:03 PM

Our cat will get into any card board box, but ignores anything I have made for her. I think it is just their perverse nature.

-- Joe

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