DIY: Building a Cat Window Box

Constructing your cat window box can be a easy do it yourself project and bring great prize to your indoor cat. Many people living in an apartment building or with little outdoor space can build a cat window box cat room to allow their cats to bask in the sun and get some crisp air. Since all windows are of various dimensions this article will outline the necessary steps to build a cat window box, enabling you to adapt the design to your window measurements.

The simplest type of window to work with is a sash window. These are older style windows which slide up. However if you have a complex window type do not despair, you can still make a cat window case, although you may need to get a little more creative.

It is a good approach to put the cat in another room while you are doing this especially if they are bold and likely to find and open window just too fascinating. Grab a tape measure, pencil and paper, and make your cutting list. Once the room is safe open the window. Use the tape measure to carefully measure the width of the opening and consider the height you intend to make the box. Will be tall enough for your cat to stand in? Will it allow you to wash it out from time to time?

Consider how far you want the box to point from the interior wall of the house. You will need two pieces of plywood, one for the cat cage floor and one for the window frame. You will need to decrease the window frame width dimensions to allot the finished box to slip in and out of the window frame without breaking it. Most large DIY stores or timber merchants can cut ply to size for you. It is worth having this done for you as the event is likely to be more accurate than trying to cut it with a hand saw at home.

You will also need to buy timber for the rails the window box will sit on outside your window and hooks and screws to adjust the whole structure in place. Next you will embed the structure with mesh and secure it to your window frame for extra durability. This way you can evade using ugly brackets.

Cut the mesh to size using the proper tool; scissors for nylon and or shears for wire. Staple the net to the frame using about one staple every inch. Check the entire adjustment for any sharp bits such as nails slivers or mesh.

Open the window and implant your cat window box into the opening. It should stay in place without any further fastening. If you have sash windows closing the window down on top of the box will hold it fast but you need to wind the interior to the window from in some cases. Allow your cat a couple of days to get used to their new cat window box. I have never seen a cat that does not ultimately love their new outdoor cat enclosure. Be patient.

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