|Project by BusterB||posted 06-26-2013 02:17 AM||1735 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
Buddy of mine made my wife an intarsia dog for Valentines day but wouldnt let me pay him for it. He said he would just get me to build him something he needed later. Well later finally arrived last week when he sent me plans for a cat condo he wanted fabricated. He advised he would put the carpet on it if I would do the rest. The plans called for 3” PVC pipe for the legs and used a unique system of 3 1/4” plugs to secure them in place. Works well…just make sure you get a 3 1/4” hole saw before starting. I had a 3” and a 3 1/2” but not the 3 1/4”. I couldnt locate one at either of the local hardware stores so would have to use the “fly cutter” instead. This would have been fine if it had only needed a few but plans called for 26 of them to be cut out of 2×4 stock. Needless to say, it took half a day to cut them all. Base demensions were 23” x 23” for plywood. I attached the plugs with 1/4” bolts so he could remove them while putting carpet on. Only modification to the plan was the addition of a sleeping box to the top.
Was a fun build and got me out of making those oak poster frames for the elemantary school my wife works at….well out of it until tommorrow anyhow. BTW, the intarsia was a very good likeness of Barney the Shop Dog.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)