|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-07-2014 11:13 PM||1312 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
SO…....... for those of you reading this that co-habitat with cats, you know they LOVE to jump into cardboard boxes. I have NO idea why, but they looooooooove cardboard boxes – they just do!
We always seem to have a couple of boxes lying around from recent Amazon deliveries just for the cats – we have three of them, by the way – all calico’s.
I wanted a way to make them look a touch classier, so this is what I came up with.
I took some reclaimed pine scavenged from a recent friend’s garage rehab and imitated an old-fashioned beer crate. I hand-cut a stencil using the logo from our local beer, “Natty Boh” and sprayed the logo onto both sides. A bit of stain and a few coats of spray shellac and there you have it!
The nails are just there for show – and the nail heads cover up the air brads.
The hardest part of the entire build was cutting out all the pieces from the stencil!
Oh yeah – then I lined the box with cardboard – can’t forget the real purpose!
Overall dimensions are 18×13 and 11 inches deep.
Now I will pause so I can hear the laughter of both the folks that don’t have cats as well as those that do. :-)
One of our critters moved in as soon as I put the box on the floor – guess this is hers now.
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