How to make a cat enclosure with netting

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How to make a cat enclosure with netting
Netting is used to make outdoor and indoor cat enclosures. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

If you are worried about your cat going outside without supervision, a cat enclosure is the perfect solution. As cat owners know, cats crave independence and freedom. They cannot be walked on a leash like dogs. At the same time, this does not mean that your cat does not like the outdoors. Give your cat the exercise and freedom it needs by building a cat enclosure outside.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Half-inch PVC pipes
  • Table saw
  • Nylon mesh netting
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle
  • Fish wire

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  1. 1

    Cut the Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes 4 feet in length using a table saw. Make five PVC pipes. The PVC pipes form the frame of the cat enclosure.

  2. 2

    Cut the netting into sheets with the dimensions of 2 feet by 4 feet. The netting creates a protective barrier for the cat enclosure.

  3. 3

    Fold the short edge of the netting 1 inch. Sew the folded edge of the netting using a sewing machine. If you do not have a sewing machine, hand sew the folded edge. Fold and sew each edge of the netting.

  4. 4

    Place a 4-foot PVC pipe into one folded edge of the netting. Place another 4-foot PVC pipe into the opposite folded edge of the netting.

  5. 5

    Bend the first pipe. Push the ends of the pipe into the grass. Push the pipe into the ground 3 inches in depth. Bend the second pipe. Approximately 2 feet away from the first pipe, push the ends of the second pipe into the grass to a depth of about 3 inches. That makes one section of the cat enclosure.

  6. 6

    Repeat steps 3 through 5 until all pipes and netting are folded and pushed into the ground.

  7. 7

    Wrap the bended pipes with fishing line to attach them together. The bended pipes need to be connected to prevent the cat from escaping through the gaps.

  8. 8

    Cover the ends of the cat enclosure with netting. Sew the netting around the ends of the bended pipes. You now have a functional cat enclosure.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear protective gloves, goggles and mask when handling a table saw.

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