Today I started construction on the outdoor cat shelter.
I went to Home Depot on Sunday to purchase a bunch of materials, but decided to get the larger items delivered, as there was too much for one load. Home Depot has a relatively inexpensive delivery fee, and next-day delivery, so it was totally worth it. I also took the opportunity to get additional materials for other projects, e.g. t-posts for the apple trees, extra treated 2x6s to make a second beehive stand, and extras of other stuff I commonly use, just because:
Then this morning I started work on the floor, building it in the workshop. The floor joists use treated 2×6 boards. Looking at the following photo, the shelter will be on the back-left, the feeding station on the back-right, and the deck in the front:
I added foam insulation under the floor of the shelter:
Here you can see the underside:
And added the shelter & feeder floor, using 1/2″ plywood:
Some supports for the deck:
And the deck boards, using 1x2s:
A closer view:
Tomorrow I’ll start on the walls!