Sunday, June 26, 2011

A bit more kick protection

Picked up this door jamb plate (I was surprised that word has a b in it) and installed. There are eight 3.5" screws going into the door frame rather than two 2 inch screws. Maybe it'll require a few more kicks to kick it in now? For $14 pretty cheap peace of mind.

Built in bookshelf

Finished installing the molding and cutting the shelves this weekend. Next I need to build the cabinet doors and paint!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Letting the cat out

So we began letting Olive out into the backyard about a week ago. She's really enjoying herself; climbing trees, chasing bugs, etc. But not having a kitty door started to get annoying. She would come to the backdoor and meow, we'd let her in, she'd come in for 2 minutes and get some water and then go back to the door and meow to be let out. This got old pretty fast.

I began researching kitty doors, the better rated ones were going for $40. That seemed ridiculous, and we might want two of them so that the litter box could be placed in the garage and it didnt seem that complicated to make one. So I did.

Spent $5 on the black vinyl floor runner. The rest was made from wood I had. Even has a little door to prevent her from going out or something else from coming in. Still needs a little finishing such as painting and filling in the gaps between the hole in the door and the kitty door. Olive loves it and goes in and out and then in and out again.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

More built in progress...

Added front facing and molding as well as patched some holes, doors are next.

Today's project...

Built this today:

What is it? Think of it as the first step to something like this: