Luxury Cat Condo

I do like to spoil my little kitty and so
lately I decided that it’s not fair for him to have to sit on the cold floor whilst eating
his meals and so upon reflection came to the thought that
I would make him this small cat condo. In the process I’ve managed to not only just
raise him up from the floor and keep his little bottom warm but also to hide the unsightly
litter tray as well as creating an extra hiding space. First of all I started by drawing and cutting
out the bottom and top sides of the base panel out of cardboard. Next I needed to cut the strips for the sides
and the inner walls. The cardboard I used was about 6mm thick so
I needed the strips to be 18mm wide to get the overall thickness of the panel to be 30mm. Once I had enough strips cut out I proceeded
to glue them around the bottom part and to the inside of the base panel with hot glue. Afterwards I applied the universal glue onto
the inner walls, aligning the top side of the base panel and affixed it in place with
hot glue. I repeated the process for the back, top and
the side panels. I used the same technique for the stairway
and individual steps, but I wanted to make sure it would be durable and long-lasting
so I added extra inner walls. The treads and their respective risers were
pretty much the same apart from the very top tread which was 18cm wide and the bottom riser
which was 11cm wide. The rest of them were 15cm wide. Next I attached the left, back and the right
panels to the base panel and lastly the top panel to the build. Originally I wanted to make the staircase
with railings so that it would be a little bit like a pier, but I changed my mind half
way through the process. I remembered that my little kitty is a bit
of a rough monster at times and it probably wouldn’t have lasted very long 😀 For the stairs I started at the top adding
treads and risers as I progressed down. For gluing I used the universal glue in the
middle of the joint and the hot glue on the outside to hold the panels in place whilst
the universal glue dried. For better stability and to give the build
a nicer/less bumpy finish, I plastered on pages from an old manual book with the universal
glue, making sure they overlapped often. To cover the build I managed to get some very
cheap fabric (�1 a meter) from a local fabrics store. I started by placing the fabric onto the face
of the structure and affixed in place with hot glue. For larger areas I used the universal glue
and the hot glue around the edges to make sure the fabric wouldn’t move. Next I aligned the fabrics with the stairs
and started gluing it firstly halfway down and then halfway up. Following that I trimmed and hemmed the excess
fabric and secured it with hot glue. After all was covered I cut out the openings
for the “bathroom” and a hideout and covered the insides with leftover fabric. To finish off I made two pairs of tiny curtains
and bow tiebacks. Once I had the curtains ready I slid a ribbon through the pair and
stitched it to the top of the opening in the middle and on the sides. Next I sewed the
push buttons onto the bows and stitched the bows on the sides of the openings. And lastly I decided to make him a name tag,
because I’m sure that without it he wouldn’t know it’s his 😀 For this I printed out his name onto a piece
of paper and placed over some greaseproof paper. Then I just outlined the name with hot glitter
glue and transferred it onto a heart cut out. And finally I dotted the glitter glue around
the heart and glued the whole thing onto the build. This project took about 20 hours to finish
but was definitely worth it. My little kitty is walking up and down the
stairs like the king of his jungle. He likes to have a nice stretch down the stairway
after his meal and he also enjoys the little hiding place. I’m not sure whether I’ll be keeping in the
litter tray, as of yet he has not used it as he goes out to do his business so
I’m not sure how that might go, but for now it’s nice to have it somewhat hidden 🙂 For written instructions with drawings and
measurements click the link in the description bellow. I hope you enjoyed watching this video and
I look forward to seeing you in the next one. Byeeee 😉

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