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These directions are for one 9 symbol/glyph 3 chevron Stargate.  Using these basic directions and pattern it is possible to scale up the bed to be larger fairly easily by adding additional gate glyphs to the length.  Please be aware if you are building a larger gate that you will need to increase your materials.


 
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On-hand Supplies Needed:
These are supplies you are likely to have on hand already that you will want to use to build your gate.
• Ruler
• Scissors/Rotary Cutter
• Sewing Machine (or needle and thread with an extra dose of insanity)
• Glue Gun
• Fabric marking pen or pencil
• Electric Bread Knife – Optional, but it does make cutting your foam pieces significantly easier.

Materials Needed:
• 1  piece 1 inch foam measuring 8 inches by 5 ft.
• 1 piece 2 (or 3) inch foam measuring approximately 16 inches round
• Medium grey material – Choose a sturdier fabric such as canvas, duck cloth or denim.  (I chose
a denim)
� Cut 1 piece 10 inches by 5 feet for the gate walls
� Cut 6 pieces 8 inch by 8 inch squares to be cut for Chevrons.
• Orange Material (or light blue for Atlantis Gate)
� Cut 6 piece 6 inches by 6 inches for the Chevrons
� If you are making the Atlantis Gate, you will need to add additional material for each gate
symbol star.
• 20 inch round piece for bottom.  (I chose a heavy canvas in light grey, so if you are working
with canvas for your walls include this piece in that material)
• 1 spool darker grey thread suitable for machine stitching.   +1 spool light blue if you are making
the Atlantis Gate.
• 1 piece Dark Grey/Black Fleece 10 inches by 5 feet
• 1 piece blue (I found a nice tie-dye blue looks great) approximately 20 inches round

For those using metric here's some handy measurement conversions: 
½ inch =1.27cm; 1 inch = 2.54cm; 1 foot = 30.48cm
These are hilarious and awesome. I love the detail of even having the "wormhole" pattern fabric in the bottom.
miscarlotta (author)  The Rambler1 year ago
Indeed! ^.~
clgonsal1 year ago
Awesome.

Now you need to make a DHD scratching post.
miscarlotta (author)  clgonsal1 year ago
Maybe that's a project for you ^.~

I was kind of thinking I might try a One Ring next (From LotR)
ooo now that would be cool to see, use a pool noodle cut in half for the shape..I love it. go for it cause I want to see it...go, start making it...
adunster1 year ago
The only problem I have with this build is that cats don't need that kind of thing to teleport whereever they feel like it. ;)
This is the most awesome cat bed /ever/.
miscarlotta (author)  Saldemonium1 year ago
Thanks! :D
One.1 year ago
I made it but, it keeps transporting my cat across the universe! Haha, just kidding xD Great job!
miscarlotta (author)  One.1 year ago
Thanks!

If you did make it... I would love to see a picture :)
kcli1 year ago
Your cats are lucky to have someone meet all their geeky needs. Nice job!
miscarlotta (author)  kcli1 year ago
Aww... thanks! >^,^<
Paulbacca1 year ago
You must really like Stargate!
miscarlotta (author)  Paulbacca1 year ago
Partially that, and partially its a recognizable thing to use for a geek household cat bed. And when I went looking after the second destroyed store bought one, there were a surprising lack of that kind of thing. Lots of suitcases and computer monitors, one person with a millenium falcon pillow... but not much else.
mpwhelan1 year ago
My young cat will be interested, especially if I put it in the clothes closet!
So cool, I bet the kitties love these!
miscarlotta (author)  Contentment1 year ago
They do seem to get used quite a bit. And are holding up better than the prior ones we bought.

sonicase1 year ago
it's so they can close their irises ;)
Attmos1 year ago
Awesome
Honus1 year ago
Love it!
Tomdf1 year ago
I never really cared for SG, but I'll be danged if I can't appreciate how slick this is. Aren't you afraid of loosing the cat on some other planet?
miscarlotta (author)  Tomdf1 year ago
Well there are times when say.... a certain animal doesn't stay away from the toilet paper that the idea does have appeal. ¬.¬

However, it appears that the Cat-gate connections are very stable and must require some effort to actually travel through.
Hah, nice :)
That looks great! All the detail you put in really makes it awesome!
miscarlotta (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thank you! I enjoyed making them, and the cats seem to enjoy sleeping in them!