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
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Things you need
- Half-inch PVC pipes
- Table saw
- Nylon mesh netting
- Sewing machine
- Fish wire
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.
Cut the netting into sheets with the dimensions of 2 feet by 4 feet. The netting creates a protective barrier for the cat enclosure.
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.
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.
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.
Repeat steps 3 through 5 until all pipes and netting are folded and pushed into the ground.
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.
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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