Tip: I used a dolly to make a portable cat house- yes you can!

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I used a furniture dolly to make indoor/outdoor portable cat house.- I had taken apart an old entertainment center. I knew I wanted to make a cat house for my feral that I feed. I bought a furniture dolly on sale for $7.95 at Benny's, also sold at HARBOR FREIGHT. Its already on wheels, so I just had to cut the boards, screw ($2.50 screws)them together. I put in a hinge$2.95, to lock it open for changing straw or blanket. Painted it gray same as my deck so it blends in. Budda loves it, and it can be used inside or out. It's about the size of a blanket chest, which will be my next project using same plan only with cedar. I also recreate feral and pet , cat cubby's, feeding stations out of small wooden tv stands, microwave carts that people just throw away.
Once my husband gave me his old screw gun, taught me how to use a circular saw, & what screws to use, there has been no stopping me. As a woman who loves animals,
I was determined to make a difference. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't.
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 24, 2017
    I love your attitude!!! You go girl!!!
    THat sounds a like a fabulous idea! And what a great choice for cat name!!
  • Deb15115054 Deb15115054 on Jan 24, 2017
    That is awesome. I feed two ferals and was thinking about getting an out door house for them. Do ferals need two separate entrances ? How did you make the feeding station
    • Paula Hagan Paula Hagan on Feb 26, 2017
      I believe feral DO prefer shelters with two entrances. When they are approached from one door they like to be able to flee through the other door. I have observed this from housing many feral cats over the years..
  • Trish Trish on Jan 24, 2017
    Wonderful! I recently moved to the mountains. My house came with eleven cats and one or two frequent visitors. I brought two with me. Our cats (my friend and landlord) has rescued kitties for 20 years. I'm always looking for kitty ideas! Thanks for sharing.
  • Shirley Assink Shirley Assink on Feb 17, 2017
    Was surprised to not see a photo and would like to see some of the feeding stations. Used to do a lot of woodwork but have essential tremors (controlled) so have not done much lately, but see all the ideas for pallet boards and want to get started again. s


  • Sandra    Roy Sandra Roy on Feb 17, 2017
    I would love to put pictures with it but I am not very tech savvy. Not sure how to send them, unless I send by my AOL email account. sanroy52@aol.com
    Let me know and I will try to figure out how to do it on Hometalk in the meantime. Thanks for your interest/comment. Sandy