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What do cats want? Or...design for the cool urban cat. Fantasies welcome!

 
 
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 06:52 am
A series of floating shelves stair-stepping up the wall could work:

http://www.wikihow.com/Build-Simple-Floating-Shelves

http://www.wikihow.com/images/1/17/0321.jpg

They'd need to be shorter than the ones pictured, and go all the way up.

You could even make some of them ramps.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 06:55 am
@DrewDad,
It'd be a catwalk!

http://www.moderncat.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/zidanesshelves.jpg

I'd prefer no brackets, myself.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1175/1218696769_45d6020ef6.jpg
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 06:57 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Yeh, like the floating shelves.. or even good looking non-floating shelves, say with brackets of some style.

Well, crap. Here I thought I was being all original.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:00 am
@DrewDad,
Scratchers:

http://www.moderncat.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/moderncritter2.jpg


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1359/1048150026_95074c76c6.jpg

I like the spiral staircase:

http://www.moderncat.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/catvantage_sm.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:04 am
@DrewDad,
This is way cool!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1175/1218696769_45d6020ef6.jpg

Where's it from?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:18 am
@dlowan,
The tree one, done right:

http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/pub/ms_living/2007Q4/la103157_1207_cattree_l.jpg

And it's DIY:

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=38c1c01a33126110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=cat%20tree&rsc=ns2006_m1
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:19 am
@dlowan,
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/pet-decor-2006-entries/my-designs-dreamy-cat-stairs-3-010732

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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:46 am
@DrewDad,
You know....I was thinking about driftwood!!!

I love you DD!

The article is great, and I even found the place I wa sthinking about earlier, that I couldn't remember...that one that's been made into a cat heaven!!


http://www.thecatshouse.com/assets/537_500p_w.jpg


That's way over the top for me, but oh my!!!


Here's the link to that house:

http://www.thecatshouse.com/
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:54 am
@dlowan,
More.....this was a contest for pet solutions that were not butt ugly.

Just click to look at each one:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/category/1235/pet-decor-2006-entries
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 08:03 am
@dlowan,
Great litterbox solutions in there too...and dog stuff.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:08 am
Perhaps this isn't applicable to this thread, but it does have to do with cats and I thought the idea was quite creative...

http://www.g4tv.com/techtvvault/features/37142/High_Tech_Cat_Door.html?article_key=37142
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:43 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
Cool!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:48 am
Here's the link to that ourdoor cat walk article.. which in my memory was a much longer/more descriptive article (but maybe not).
http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/home/la-hm-cat5-2008jun05,0,7728807.story


quoting, "Angel pauses in the cat run on the roof of the Gottlieb home. Viewing platforms wind up to the roof for bird-watching and sunbathing."

margo
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 02:12 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Now, there's an idea!
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Diane
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:25 pm
@ossobuco,
Osso, I've been thinking of something like that for Dante. He loves to get out, but all the birds here would be in great peril with Dante's penchant for attack.

That article lead me to another about Porsche that I emailed to Bob.

You are a fine source of goodies.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:29 pm
@dlowan,
That's exactly what one of my imagined solutions looked like. Nice!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:31 pm
@Diane,
Porsches? I saw some blurb about cat urine. And apparently the Gottliebs have the wildlife store in Venice, after I left. How dare they....

kidding, but wondering, I might know exactly where it is. Ah well.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:36 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Drewdad found it.

I am mightily impressed!!!!

But I think it merits more than one cat....


dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:40 pm
@dlowan,
Any handy-folk here?

Will those sorts of shelves work when one has gyprock walls?

Leaving aside cats, they'd be super-cool above one's bed.

(I have far too many books to think of them as a book solution.)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:51 pm
@dlowan,
I still never hang anything (much, anyway) away from the studs. Studs = no worry, my lady. Get a studfinder, or I can mail you one, having two, one I don't need. Very useful over time. I don't care what dipshit thing they say at the box stores..
 

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