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Old 10th July 2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Building with Speakers -- the Cat House

Most people build speakers... this project involved using speaker boxes as the construction material. One of my vocations leaves me with lots of speaker carcasses. I've built shelves, walls of shelves, benches, bedside tabes reusing as many boxes as possible, saving them from the fire (some are only worth burning thou).

This project as more interesting. We wanted to get the cat feeding area off the front deck & out of the kitchen. Food needed to be protected from the dog (even thou she thinks she is a cat) and from the rain & sun. It also needed to be suitable for us to access & a fun place for the cats.

Enter the idea of "the cathouse". Starting with a basic idea the actual implementation was driven by the shapes of the speaker boxes at hand. After a bit of in the weather testing, almost all the MDF/particle board boxes are now on the burning pile, leaving me with a nice selection of plywood boxes.

I am quite happy with the result -- and the cats are slowly taking to it. Still needs a bit of detailing and a coat of paint.

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any cat i've ever had(or been had by) would be all over this sort of thing

came home one time and 'my' cat was sitting on the roof of the house next

door

http://www.petfinder.org

he'd even go to the next block over to a bowling ally that had a bar,

owner let him stay till closing time night after night
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A picture with an actual kat -- this one is Hannibal.


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Very innovative system Dave. How does it sound?
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Very innovative system Dave. How does it sound?
Depends on which kat & how hard you step on their tail

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Have enough and it would be an awesome game of Giant-scale Jenga....
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Hannibal. allthough looking none too cheerful does have nice hair


karetakers of kats know all too well the meaning of the words:

catastrophe,

cataclysmic,

and

catastrophic.
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Dave,

I think it is more suitable for pigeons. Let the alpha male pick his hole then the order will follow
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