Cats are creatures that love to climb into boxes or hide in houses. You can buy a house for a cat in a pet store, but it is quite expensive and the existing modifications may not really like both the configuration and appearance. There is a very simple way to make a cozy quality cat house from scrap materials.
It is necessary
- - plastic rectangular container with a rim (a rim is required!);
- - 0.5 sq. plywood 10 mm;
- - carpet or faux fur on a dense basis;
- - M5 countersunk bolts and nuts;
- - soft cloth for the lounger;
- - sewing kit;
- - set of tools.
Saw a rectangle out of the plywood that matches the top of the container.
File the edges of the plywood, remove burrs and chamfers.
Cut a rectangular piece out of carpet or soft, durable fabric, the size of which will correspond to the dimensions of the prepared plywood sheet. Overcast the edges of the carpet so that it does not unravel during use and work. In addition to simple sewing, the edge can be wrapped in fabric and sewn with a continuous seam.
Turn the prepared container with the door upside down, set it on the plywood with a layer of carpet between them and fix it with self-tapping screws. For this it was necessary to find a container with sides. You don't need to grab any screws to get started. Just pick them up to get an idea of how the cover of the house will be attached.
Now you need to lay out the container from the inside with a carpet or something soft to make the cat feel comfortable. We will prepare the same overcast carpet blanks for each wall and for the ceiling. On each wall and ceiling (it is the bottom of the container), you need to attach one blank of the corresponding size.
To secure the blanks, we will use countersunk head bolts. We will place the nut on the outside, and the countersunk hat on the inside. We make holes through the carpet and fix the prepared fragments. Remember to put the large washers on the outside.
Now all that remains is to screw the container insulated with carpet, securely screw the plywood bottom to it, and the house is ready!