How to Make a Cat Condo
Use everyday items to build a fancy cat post with baskets.
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- PVC pipe
- 2 wood discs slightly smaller in diameter than PVC pipe
- 1" screws
- hot glue gun and sticks
- hack saw or reciprocating saw
- three 8x10 angle brackets
- 1/2" drill bit
- 3/8" rope
- #10 wood screws
- 3 wicker baskets
Measure the distance from the floor to ceiling in desired mounting location. Mark PVC pipe to size using a pencil based on these dimensions. Note: This mark is an approximation of where the PVC pipe will be cut for perfect floor-to-ceiling fit.
Cut PVC Pipe
Use a hack saw or reciprocating saw to cut the PVC pipe according to your measurement minus a 1/2 inch to accommodate for the mounting angle brackets.
Add Notch to Pipe
Cut a 3/4-inch notch into half of the top and bottom portion of the PVC pipe with a hack saw or reciprocating saw, allowing pipe to slide over wooden disc.
In just an afternoon, you can create a classic tree swing for the whole family to enjoy from a simple plank of wood.