How to Build a Large Cat House

While doing some research about how to build a large cat house I came upon some good advice that I think should be foremost in peoples minds when planning or designing any cat house. Without question one of the best loved of all cat houses (both by cat and their owners) is the elevated wood cathouse. When elevating a cat house there are two different ways that you can go about achieving a good height. One is by using a four leg base the other is by using a single leg base. The single leg base usually resembles a trunk of a tree but it could also be a pole or post. The four leg base resembles a normal four legged table or bed. Depending on the height you are trying to attain the four legged version is almost always preferred as it is unquestionably more stable.

However it is possible to make the single base version suitably stable but it requires better knowledge and planningcat house. I think that the single leg base is a little more rustic or "catty" but the four legged base is definitely safer and if you have more than one cat it is the way to go almost without exception. Now if your are using wood in your cat house or enclosure it is normally quite a simple matter to put legs on your cathouse. I would not recommend that you do it yourself unless your are an experienced carpenter but rather have someone else do it for you or simply purchase the legs when you buy your cat house in the first place you can always store them if you decide not to use them. If you plan to put your large cat house outside then it is important to make sure any wood that is in contact with the ground be treated against humidity or else your wood will begin to rot.

Search Our Encyclopedia for Great Cat Content

Cat Houses17" Cat House17" Cat House +Platform17" Cat House Platform + Loft17" Cat House TownHouse20" Cat House20" Cat House + Platform20" Cat House + Platform + Loft20" Cat TownHouse20" Cedar DuplexDOG & CAT House Duplex CondoHeater/ACPorch & DeckCat Bed House SignMake a Cat HouseOutside Cat HouseOutdoor Cat ShelterBig Cat EnclosureOutdoor Cat HousesLarge Cat EnclosureOutdoor Cat HouseCustom Cat HouseCat ShelterBuild a Cat EnclosureCat Tree HouseOutdoor Cat Enclosure PlansCedar Cat HouseCat Enclosure Building PlansCat House DesignsIntroducing Cat to DogIntroduce Dog to CatDog and Cat KennelFunny picture of Cat and DogHeated indoor cat houseCat house indoorCat house outdoorCat enclosure building plansPlan cat enclosureOutdoor cat duplexLarge cat shelterOutdoor House For CatsOutdoor Cat House DesignsBuild outside cat enclosuresIndoor wood cat houseBuild Cat House OutdoorBuild Small Cat House OutdoorBuild Outdoor Wood Cat EnclosureCat Shelter Building PlansBuilding Plans for Cat HousesBuilding Plans Outdoor Cat HouseOutdoor Cat Play Enclosure DesignBuild wood cat house outdoorCat Enclosure House OutdoorsCat Home Wood Winter ShelterCat House and Cat CondoCat House PlanCat House PlansOutdoor Cat Play Enclosure DesignsBuilding Cat EnclosureBuild Outdoor Cat EnclosureBuilding Cat HouseCat Play HouseCat Pet EnclosuresCat Houses for the OutsideCat Trees and Cat HousesHeated Cat HouseHeated Outdoor Cat HouseHow to Build a Cat HouseHow to Build a Large Cat houseInsulated Outdoor Cat HousesOutside Cat EnclosureOutside Cat EnclosuresCat Enclosure PlansSmall Cat EnclosureIndoor Cat EnclosureBuild-Your-Own-Cat-HouseBuild a Cat ShelterBuilding Cat EnclosuresIndoor Cat HouseInsulated Cat HouseOutdoor Cat EnclosureCat House InsulationCat TrainingCat Breeds/BreedingCat Breeding **Cats: How to understand & take care of Cats ***Adopting a Cat **Cat First Aid **Cats - Questions and Answers ***How to Care for Your CatThe Behavior of Your CatThe Health of Your CatCat BreedsCat Breeds, Care and History ***Cat NamesHow to be a Good Cat Owner