Omar timmy+rack-715153

Published on October 6th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Kitty Food and Bar

Materials: OMAR shelves, wine rack, basket

Description: We need a raised feeding station for our younger cat’s food to be separated from the older cat’s food. With little extra space in the kitchen, I thought that it would be nice to have the furniture serve more than one purpose. That’s when I got the idea to stack the OMAR wine shelves over a set of plain shelves.

Measuring younger the cat, and the maximum known height of the older cat’s jump, we placed the 2nd shelf out of older cat’s reach, and 3rd shelf just high enough that the younger cat could fit in between. I used twist ties to secure the basket to the self, so the can’t can’t easily knock over his food dishes. I was happy to find that my existing dishes fit perfectly in the basket. Placed a mat over the wire shelf for kitty’s comfort. I decided to use shelf #3 for liquor bottles, so I stacked the wine racks after the maximum liquor bottle height was reached. Wine racks were stacked as closely together as possible for an average diameter wine bottle. I ended up with one spare wine shelf that I couldn’t fit on, but it still increased my storage space over my old 12-slot rack. Anchored to the wall at rack #3 and at the top.

~ Chris Wass

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Jules Yap

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11 Responses to Kitty Food and Bar

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can you please tell me where these two racks are from that you attached? I am interested in purchasing. Excellent idea.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kitty looks like they could lay off the food anyway. Might have to put the cat grub on the lower shelf before too long ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is not really a hack. You just placed a food bowl onto a piece of existing furniture.. and I can already picture the cat jumping just one level higher and you end up with broken glass and liquor everywhere.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Anyway I love this cat. I had the same.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “Just curious why previous hacks didn’t inspire you to enclose the litter box in the lowest shelf?”

    Personally, I don’t like to drink where my cat sh*ts.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is barely a hack, it’s just a rack. Jules- i can’t believe you post this and not the one i sent you last week.

  7. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    I just wonder about the water fountain and why it’s plugged in waaay over there . . . It looks like the same brand as mine (Drinkwell), which means the whole thing has to go to the sink for cleaning, because the cord is connected to the motor which is up inside. Why not just move it closer to the plug, so you don’t have to thread it behind the shelving to sit waaay over there?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Just curious why previous hacks didn’t inspire you to enclose the litter box in the lowest shelf?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Last line of the post: “Anchored to the wall at rack #3 and at the top.”

    So…. yep. It’s secured to the wall.

  10. Eisen-Uli says:

    so THIS is a foobar, huh? I was always wondering about the term ;)

  11. Anonymous says:

    I hope you secured that to a wall – one bad kitty jump, and all that is tumbling down.

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