Making A Cat House For Two Using Scraps Of Wood

In this video, my brother Alan visits my workshop bringing with him some scraps of sheet materials found in his shed - some pieces of various sizes of MDF, ply and chipboard.

Alan wanted a cat house for his two cats George & Jasper, and he already had an idea for the design he wanted, so we first did a quick drawing in SketchUp to figure out how to make best use of the materials that we had to create that design.

Hexagon Cat House - pallet wood project

I had lots of small offcuts of pallet wood left over from the pallet wood shed build that I wanted to find a use for;  

I came up with a design for a cat house / bed that was hexagon shaped.  I cut all the pieces to make the walls of the house to length, cutting a 30 degree angle on each end to form the hexagon shape.  

I used a block plane to put a bevel on each piece, as I thought this would make it look nicer.  Then I glued up the hexagon pieces in individual layers, using upright pieces to support the structure and brad nails to hold everything together.  

Hedgehog House Update & Coming Soon...

A quick update about the hedgehog house and what is coming soon to the channel

Making A Hedgehog House

Here's a quick and simple hedgehog house I made from scraps of wood for my brother who has a regular hedgehog visitor to his garden.

Hedgehogs need our help!  Please visit the below links for more information to see what you can do to help them survive.

Making A Cat Tree (part 2 of 2)

Here's a cat tree I made using a salvaged log, some pallet wood, a small piece of kitchen worktop and some scraps.

Part 2 covers finishing off the cat enclosure and making the shelves.

I sold the cat tree on eBay to a local buyer

Making A Cat Tree (part 1 of 2)

Here's a cat tree I made using a salvaged log, some pallet wood, a small piece of kitchen worktop and some scraps.

Part 1 covers cleaning up the log, making the base and mounting the log to it, and starting the cat enclosure

Making A Dog House

I made this dog house out of shiplap cladding that was left over from the build of my workshop.  I sold this dog house on eBay to someone who lives locally, and I even got to meet the dog who would be using it which was a wonderful experience.

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