Wednesday Woodworking – Kitty Ladder and Shop Shelf

I’ve managed a bit of time in the shop lately.  First picture is a kitty ladder:

Ladder for the kitties to get to their shelf.

The kitties don’t use the shelf as much as I’d like and after thinking about it I decided it was because they only had one ladder to get to the shelf, so I made another one.  This one goes over Socks’ bed and up to the shelf.  It’s made from some scrap plywood covered in carpet.

And I’ve been needing more shelving in the shop so I dug through my scrap pile and built these ugly shelves:

The ugly shop shelf.

At some point I’ll make some doors for this.  The plywood used is from an old bookcase I had made a few decades ago.  Just another scrap wood project.

I am still working on the plans for my new desk and I’ve started on plans for new cabinets in our pantry and laundry areas.  Then there is the shed I am going to rebuild.

Just waiting for a bit warmer weather before starting actual construction on any of that.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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21 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Kitty Ladder and Shop Shelf

  1. I think those shelves look great, but then I’m not an aficionado on wood working. Let us know if the cats use the ladder and shelf now that there’s two ladders.

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  2. Love the kitty ladder! And your “ugly” shelves are still ten times nicer than my best attempts. A finish carpenter, I ain’t. But put an air nailer in my hand, and I’m a happy framer!

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  3. CJ Hartwell says:

    I think we’ve bought uglier shelves that that, so yours is fine.
    When will we see pictures of kitties on the ladder?

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  4. dorannrule says:

    You certainly have your work cut out for you Andrew. And your creations are sleek, beautiful, and functional.

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  5. PiedType says:

    My kitty just turned 15 and gave up the high jumps and climbing several years ago. But in his younger years, he’d have been up that ladder in a flash.

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  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    You’re going to be a busy man when the warm weather hits. Nice projects so far this year, Andrew. I look forward to seeing the desk.

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  7. That is precious. Maybe put there bed up there, on the shelf. That might get them to climb.

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  8. Carrie Rubin says:

    You’re going to be busy with all those projects! Hopefully the cats won’t get in your way. 😄

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  9. Chris White says:

    What special features would you like to build into your desk ?

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    • More bookshelf space. I have a number of binders and reference books I use while writing and doing my office work. My current desk doesn’t give me to store and use all I want.


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