Introduction: Cube Cat House
You can do by yourself cool Cat House for a modern pet.
A better alternative for a cardboard box ;)
Follow below for the step-by-step instructions to create a cozy home for your furry little friend!
- Cube shelf unit - I use 36x33x36 cm
- Legs 4pcs
- Door Mat small - It will be a claw sharpener for your cat
- Blanket - Super soft is required
- Rubber Glue
- Nails & Screws
- Paint & Brush (optional)
Step 1: Furniture Legs
Unscrew the bolt from the leg, if it's mounted, if not - better for you. In my case, that bolt is too big, and I will use another one.
Step 2: Line Up the Legs
I use a hack to line up all the legs - double sided tape.
Attach the legs to the base, and make sure that they fit it. Turn the base and drill 2 holes in each leg.
Step 3: Assembling Cube Shelf
Follow instructions to assemble the cube shelf unit. This type of shelf is very popular, you can find it in a home Decor/Furniture store, Home Improvement store, IKEA (models like Kallax or Eket).
Step 4: Screw the Legs
Step 5: Cut the Rug to the Size of the Side - We Need 2 Pcs
Step 6: Optional
It is not necessary to paint this Cat House. I wanted to protect the raw wood because it will stay outside, on our balcony. I chose water-based paint because it dries quickly and leaves no odor.
Step 7: Backside and Front Border
If you cut out a square of fabric from the corner of the blanket, you will need to finish just 2 raw edges. Finished backside - 35x35cm. Front border - 35x15cm
I had cute black nails for wood, with a wide head, so I decided to attach the textile sides by driving nails all around. Two things at once: Functional & Decor. Softwoods are more suitable for our purposes, rather than hardwoods. Use the smallest diameter nail and point at the center of the edge to prevent the wood from splitting.
Step 9: Rubber Glue Is the Best Way to Stick Rubber Mat to Wood
Step 10: Easy Peasy Pillow
Just fold the blanket to make it fit the cat's cave. A few hidden stitches and the pillow is ready!
Step 11: Tada! Cat House Is Ready!
Bonus: It can be a Side table or Foot-rest. Think about it ;)
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