Give the Cats Some Air

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Not a great project but, it has some good features for cat lovers and such. A lady who takes stray cats in and other pets wanted a place to give them a little fresh air without letting them out. ( Not llke my neighbors who let their cats use my garden as a litter box). Made out of redwood and chicken wire the little dog door allows the cats out from the bedroom. An access door to clean the place, a shingled roof should do the trick.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 06-06-2008 05:21 PM

Great Idea and keeps the little fur-persons safe!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 05:53 PM

You’re too modest Bob. A great looking project and super idea.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#3 posted 06-06-2008 06:12 PM


This is a nice project. Cats need places to climb and love being outdoors. This is just the ticket for them to get outside and be able to climb.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-06-2008 06:48 PM

This is a great idea…I had a neighbor once who did the same thing out a back wall of the house into a large screened in area…his purpose was also to give the cats some outside time but remain safe from the predators we have here in these north woods.. nice job!

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#5 posted 06-06-2008 07:27 PM

You say that this “Not a great project”. You are wrong it is a great project because it fills a need! It is simple and always remember Achem’s Razor “The simplest solution is usually the best”. I will bet that cat lover thinks it is a great project.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 06-06-2008 09:36 PM

That’s a great project. I used to have something like that for my ferret.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 06-06-2008 10:18 PM

Fantastic idea….it’s the best of both worlds. They get to go outside without being able to wander off.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 06-07-2008 12:56 AM

Why did you go and do that? Now MY cats want one. “Meow….that is so cool, build us one like it dad..meow”.

Cool project, it looks super!

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#9 posted 06-07-2008 02:47 AM

cool…i am sure they love getting out for a while…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 06-07-2008 02:55 AM

Great Bob! I agree with these guys, you don’t give yourself enough credit. This a a great example of the functional application of the craftsmanship and creativity. I may have to do this for my wife’s favorite person….. our cat.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#11 posted 06-07-2008 03:38 AM

One of our cats was sitting on the desk and saw this. By tommorrow they will all be staging a protest to get one (each) of thier own.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#12 posted 06-07-2008 04:50 AM

good job bro, maybe you should carpet the plywood wall? cat-scratch fever.

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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#13 posted 06-07-2008 11:25 AM

Good thought for the lady or was it for the cats? I forgot who you did this for. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 06-07-2008 01:27 PM

Great idea for the cats. I am sure our cat would really enjoy something like this. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 06-07-2008 01:33 PM

Bob, that was a great idea! I agree that maybe the plywood should be carpeted, and since my wife is looking over my shoulder, yes dear, I’ll see what I can do…...

-- last night I played a blank tape at full volume - the mime next door went nuts!

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