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Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Barry Bedford

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A Garden Catio – Cat Paradise!





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You will need:
Ikea 2014 PS Wardrobe – I used 2 for the main enclosures.
Decking Boards – I used 2 types, Plain and ones covered in astroturf.
Wire Mesh, screws and connector joints.
Dremel saw, Jig saw, Wire cutter.

1. Assemble the shell of the wardrobe(s).

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2. Measure out the locations and size of the holes for any additional run(s). I had two addition runs.

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3. Cut out the necessary holes in the wardrobe frame using a Dremel saw. Be careful and use safety goggles and gloves.

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4. Assemble the deck boards and join them using connector plates and screws.

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5. Cut the wire mesh to length but leave the width as this will provide height in the run. I used 90cm width which when folded over gives a height of about 35-40cms.

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6. Attach the wire mesh to the deck boards using staples and hammer or staple gun. Be careful and use safety goggles and gloves.

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7. Attach the run structure using connecting plates to the wardrobe openings. Bend the ends of the wire mesh around the openings.

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8. I added additional boards cut to size to provide ledges and jumping platforms as the internal shelves that come with the wardrobe are difficult to cut.

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9. Customise the wardrobes with the provided plastic pieces. I used some to hide the cat litter tray.

10. Add hanging plants etc to make it look even more prettier!

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11. Finally add a very happy cat!! :-)

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