Monday, August 24, 2009

Lexi’s DIY Corrugated Cat Bed

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My cat Lexi didn’t like the bed I bought her, but prefers boxes or cloth shopping bags. So I made one from 1 sided corrugated cardboard, and now it’s fit for the Queen. I trailed some string through the middle hole to entice her and once her claws started being massaged, she forgot all about her prey.
1_BedFrame
Inner base thickness was based on width of my metal ruler. Then I doubled height for outer rim. I left a toilet paper tube in middle her to dig in.
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The fabric was doubled so all edges are hidden underneath
and won’t come undone.
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Snipped every 2-3″ so they could overlap along bottom.
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9_LexiFit

3 comments:

  1. I told you! You have messed my day up! I fee the need to see everything here TODAY!
    THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!

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  2. Love this. Where can the one sided corrugated cardboard be found?

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    1. Hi there, I'm sorry - I wish I had an answer for you. My husband's firm uses it for packaging materials so he brought some home for me to use. I've actually never seen it in a retail store.

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