Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday project: cat perch & scratcher

To celebrate my birthday, and in preparation for the cat I hope we are getting soon, I decided to work on a project on my birthday. I got this wooden file box and bought a 4X4 post at the local reclaimed wood place. I wanted the perch to have a lot of cut outs, so I sat down, listened to "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR while I planned where the decorative holes would be.
I borrowed a jigsaw and a good drill from the North Portland Tool Lending Library and got to cutting. It turns out that big circles are not that hard and squares are easy, but circles say 1.5 inches across? Not so doable with the jigsaw. That rectangle there started life as three small circles.
A big old circle.
More circles.
Now to assemble! But that will be another day.

1 comment:

Sara K. said...

Can't wait to see the finished product AND the cute kitty that gets to play in it. Arch is currently laying in a curled up position on my lap contentedly purring away. What a delight...of which you will soon enjoy! -S