Introduction: Cat House

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My cat loves to sit on my shelf, therefore I built him his own cat house shelf!

It is a very simple box with 2 columns and my cat loved it from the first moment on.

To get an overview please watch the video.

Step 1: Plan, Material and Tools


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all measurements are in cm


  • 3 layer pine wood 19 mm (3/4")
  • 6 mm threaded rod, 4 nuts and 4 washers
  • some pieces of scrap wood for the colums
  • an old curtain rod
  • screws
  • Watercolors


Step 2: Cutting

I cut all the boards on my table saw,

On my little jigsaw table I cut the circle shapes.

Step 3: Assembling

All parts are simple screwed together.

The back and the side walls got pocket holes, so you can't see any screw later.

Step 4: The Columns

the columns are made with 2 threaded rods and
some piece of blocks and a piece of an old curtain rod.

I cut the threaded rods in length with an angle grinder also two pieces from the curtain rod.

Some pieces of scrap wood got a hole in the middle.

Step 5: Sanding

I sanded all parts very smooth.

Step 6: Painting

I painted all parts with watercolors This works really good.

Later I added a coat of linseed oil.

Step 7: Fix the Columns

I drilled a bigger hole In the bottom for the nut

On the top the threaded rod goes throw the lid and the nut sits on top.

Later I added a little cube with a big hole to cover the rod.

Step 8: Mount It on the Wall

Instead of thousand words, please watch the video

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