Another weekend, another few hours on the cat shelter construction.
This was one of the last bits of primary building: adding decorative trim to the walls, to make them appear like board-and-batten siding.
But first, a rare photo of Pepper, one of the two feral cats that live in the workshop. Pepper lives high on a shelf in the front part, and Pansy lives in the back half:
As previously mentioned, I ordered some signs for the two parts of the structure. I actually got two custom signs from two different people, and decided on one pair that we preferred. Here’s the “Cat House Saloon” sign for the shelter, made by HarkenHomeWoodcraft on Etsy, temporarily resting in place:
And the “Mercantile” sign for the feeder:
A view of both signs:
Anyway, back to the trim work. I added 1×0.5″ boards (ripped from 1x2s) to the walls, glued and nailed in place, to simulate board-and-batten style siding:
On the front:
On the facade front:
The shelter maintenance door removed, to make it easier to add the trim on the bottom half:
The feeder side door & wall:
The front and side:
Peeking under the awnings; the boards laying on the deck are cut pieces for the window surrounds, so they can be painted before installing the windows:
Above the awnings:
Adding trim to the back of the facades:
And the back wall, which will probably not be visible, but still worth making look nice:
I shoved the roof forward to make it easier to do the back wall; like many other parts, the roof will remain removable until installation:
That’s basically it for the woodwork. Next up is caulking and painting.