Caturday: The Cattery Pt 2

Read Part One here!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s me laughing at the naive and foolishness of my Past Self. He thought he could build, stain, and cover a structure the size of Imelda Marcos’ closet (her handkerchief closet, but still) in 48 hours!

Having chosen the “wing it” method of construction I found myself discovering on the fly things I would need to get the job done, or even started.  To save you the hassle of discovering all this on your own let me give you a run down of the things you will need.

To build a cattery you will need:

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Lousy tools like a ten year old hand saw and rusty wire cutters.

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The dawning realization that you’ll never get it done with lousy tools.

 

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A credit card to buy materials and decent tools.

 

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A compound miter saw
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Pricy tin snips which you’ll lose after the job is done.

 

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A cordless drill with a screwdriver bit (I had that already!)

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Enough screws to hold together a decent-sized ark.

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A tape measure (if you’re left handed like me you will also need to know how make measurements upside down and backwards.)

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Various lengths of wood.

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More wood for when you mismeasure and miscut the first batch you bought.

Even more wood
Even more wood when you realize how freakin’ enormous the thing you’re building is.

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A roll of welded wire fencing, also known as ‘hog wire.’  (No guys, “HOG” with an ‘H’.)

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Corrugated aluminum sheeting.
 

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These little pointy u-shaped thingies.

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More ambition than common sense.

Optional but recommended:

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Now that you have everything you need (HA HA!  No, keep your credit card handy.  Seriously.) you’re ready to begin.  So take a deep breath, start drinking heavily, and be ready for the next installment.

Next Time:  Done in a Month?

(note:  All images are either my own or free use.)

Caturday: The Cattery Pt 2

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