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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Cats like their new shed

I finally finished my backyard cat shed, and just in time - we had 10 inches of snow on the day before Thanksgiving.

The first photo is the shed as it will usually look. When I heard the forecast I hastily put up poly and 2x4s to close the front in. Although the cats - 9 of them - spend nights in the house in the winter, they do like having a place to hang out outdoors during the day.

What can I say about 10 inches of snow this time of year? It was beautiful, but a lot to contend with. The cats thought so too.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 12:31 AM
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That looks really good! Thank heavens you had the poly to use!

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Here is Cody basking on a shelf. The inside was fun to work on, kind of like furnishing a house.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 01:22 AM
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Wow, that looks amazing! It's really impressive that you did that yourself. It just looks so well-constructed, and obviously the kitties are enjoying it!

Did you put shelves all the way around or just on the side? I'd love to see the inside! Post some pics when you can.

I'd bet people would pay to have you make one of those for them!
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Wow Greenport ferals, that is AMAZING! Beautiful craftmanship... I LOVE seeing the kitties reigning over their castle! hehe Cody looks so content! That is definitely a lot of snow... only had one bout of 2-5" in Ohio so far.
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Thank you very much. It was my first attempt at building something. I bought a driver/drill and a circular saw. The saw was a little intimidating at first, but as I began to use it slowly and carefully I was OK with it.
I asked my guy friends about how to frame the building but I was able to do all the work myself. It was fun.
I used screws so I could take mistakes apart. I made plenty.
This is 100 percent for the cats. They needed an outside place to shelter.
Especially with the snow restricting their travel.
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Looks nice and sturdy! Is it facing south to catch all that daylight sun in the winter??

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Yes, it faces south. With the poly on it's like a little greenhouse on a sunny day.
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