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  • AlexT112 commented on thattori's instructable The Cats Tower7 months ago
    The Cats Tower

    I pretty much had to when I stumbled across this project.Originally I purchased 311 Ft. of 2x2 In. furring strip boards from big name home improvement store and intended on building a clone of what OP designed, minus the front gate since I don't need a cage. The 2x2 In. boards actually measured out to 1.5x1.5 In. or about 35x35 mm. After seeing each individual frame built and stacked on eachother in a dry run, I knew right away that the original design wouldn't be stable enough for my cat. I Was right too, because I constantly hear her manically running up and down the tower. The base of mine is built to spec of the original design. The tower is not and was built with a secluded nap zone above the entry. I also didn't use any frames with the lengths of 300 or 350mm since those seemed li...see more »I pretty much had to when I stumbled across this project.Originally I purchased 311 Ft. of 2x2 In. furring strip boards from big name home improvement store and intended on building a clone of what OP designed, minus the front gate since I don't need a cage. The 2x2 In. boards actually measured out to 1.5x1.5 In. or about 35x35 mm. After seeing each individual frame built and stacked on eachother in a dry run, I knew right away that the original design wouldn't be stable enough for my cat. I Was right too, because I constantly hear her manically running up and down the tower. The base of mine is built to spec of the original design. The tower is not and was built with a secluded nap zone above the entry. I also didn't use any frames with the lengths of 300 or 350mm since those seemed like they would take on a lot of stress and be a point of failure. The ones I built were repurposed for another project. Below are the number of frames for each size used on the tower.Tower(300x40x30) Not Used(350x40x30) Not Used(400x40x30) 3(450x40x30) 4(500x40x30) 5(550x40x30) 5(600x40x30) 4The inside platforms are close enough to another to negate the need for dedicated stairs, and significantly more sturdy. There are four of them which are glued and nailed in place.I made two separate sections for the tower and base pieces so that disassembly is possible. These are held in place by 8 small wood blocks with countersunk bolts which can be seen from the front and back. The bolts are attached to boards that are mounted to the base of the tower.

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