Cat House Made From Recycled Wood Pallets

July 11, 2013

Wood pallets – which can be found almost anywhere – offer up a wealth of free solid wood… if you’re willing to put in a little effort to take them apart.

I usually find mine behind big box stores or grocery stores, and most stores are more than happy that someone wants to take them away. I collect them, take them apart using a pallet buster, remove the nails (saving any straight ones for reuse), clean and sand the pieces, after which I am left with a pile of good wood I didn’t have to pay a dime for. Plus, no new trees were cut down in the process.

From my last batch of collected pallets, I constructed a cat house for one of the cats. Using just the pallets, a sheet of aluminum, nails, and some wood glue, I was able to assemble this solidly-built house that she can hang out in when it gets cold, windy, or rainy, while also having a safe space to escape anything bigger than she is coming after her. She even has her own porch on the front to hang out on. Take a look:

The house didn’t take that long to assemble and she is already loving having a space of her own. If you have pets, it’s a simple way to build them a house without spending any cash. Next up, I will have to collect enough pallets to build myself a man cave out back. That should only require a few thousand of them; I better get busy.

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After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human. In his spare time he rides motorcycles, drinks good beer, and builds stuff in the garage. You can follow him on Twitter at @thegoodhuman or G+ at Google
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