|Project by GerardW||posted 08-31-2013 01:28 PM||8406 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
So we have had three cats forever, and got a dog last year. Needless to say, the little turd loves eating the cat food at any possible opportunity. And naturally, the cats are so spoiled by having been “graze fed” that they can’t (or more likely wont) adapt to eating all their food at once so there’s none left for him. Of course, woodworking was the solution to this problem.
This is based on a wood magazine design for a danner style revolving bookcase. Mine doesn’t revolve and has sections cut out of the inside shelves to allow little kitties to climb up inside to eat at the top, but its too small and awkward for our Jack Russell to make his way in there. Or that’s the whole idea anyway.
Shelves are 3/4 oak ply with oak edging. Central column is laminated 3/4 oak with a dado cut in the center for a 36” threaded rod, which was used to tighten the last central column as the glue adhered. Top is edge glued oak with a beveled edge. The slats are 1/4” oak, fastened with wrought iron cut nails. Fnish is minwax golden oak and two coats of polyurethane.
-- Gerard in Bowie MD