Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

So here's the latest: this cat tree I've been working on since last summer. OK, so more thinking about off and on and pushing the pieces around the house since last summer, but you get the idea. The only thing I had to buy was the sisal rope. I think I may have bought the 1X4 but I forget. The platforms were pieces from a table Robert's mom gave us which he broke a while back (it was old), so I cut the big round in half for the main 2 platforms and used a little extra piece for the top. The carpet was leftover scraps the previous owners left of the carpet I hate and will replace with beautiful cherry wood flooring someday in the unforseeable future. I ended up nailing it together b/c my screws were too short and flimsy. So I got to use a staple gun, screw gun, sawsall, hammer and nails. By far the hardest part of the project was winding the stupid rope around and securing it on the ends. I love tools! Aren't the kitties cute?

Think they like it?

p.s. I did use some picture wire to wire it to one of the banister posts right under the very top platform, jik! (ok, what I meant was "just in case", so I guess that should be jic? Guess I was thinking of jk... Freudian slip?)


Claudia said...

great job April!
I'm sure the cats love it!

James, Cameo, Jacob, Elijah said...

Wow, you go girl!! Home projects are always so annoying during the process, but so worth it in the end. Great work!