I thought I’d follow up on the new cat house, with a post summarizing the building process. Kinda like an old-fashioned clip show on TV.
Each step includes a link to the original post, which includes more details and photos. Even if you’ve been following along, you might find this retrospective interesting, and might like to check out the individual posts again, as with the new theme on the blog, you’ll be able to see larger photos.
Any successful project starts with a plan; surprisingly fairly similar to what I ended up building:
Construction started with the floor, naturally enough:
I did refine the plans a bit, though things changed a bit more during construction:
The walls were next, with insulation sandwiched between plywood sheets:
The roof also has insulation (on the shelter side):
The entire front of the shelter side can be slid open, to maintain the interior:
The cat house was designed with an old west theme, so has fun facades at the top:
Although the walls are just sheets of plywood, I added some extra trim to make it look like board-and-batten siding:
I didn’t do any work on the cat house in May, but I did post an update on the feral cats in their old feeder and shelter:
Back to work on it, I started painting:
And more painting:
And finished painting:
Then adding the windows, doors, and feeder:
At last, after some final touches of decorations, electrical, and carpet, it was time for installation:
It didn’t take long for the cats to explore the new structure. They started eating there very quickly:
And have explored the shelter part:
An exciting development was a couple of cats sleeping in the shelter, though only for a couple of nights so far:
I added a camera to the feeder side, and tweaked the food pipe:
Finally, I’ll leave you with this:
No doubt I’ll follow up with more photos of the cats and their new house in the future. Follow the blog to see new posts.