DIY Shelter: Step-by-Step Instructions

The following instructions will walk you through how to complete the all-weather cat shelter project, with winter flaps. Click here to download a printable version of these instructions or click here to watch the video instruction on my YouTube Channel.


Steps and Media

The following links will take you to the corresponding blog post, downloadable PDF and moment within the tutorial video for each step.


Introduction to DIY Cat Shelters

Tools and Materials List

Details & Prep Work

Step 1: Remove the Left Handle

Step 2: Drill Holes for the Exits / Entrances

Step 3: Mark and Drill Pilot Holes

Step 4: Attach Screws for the Flaps

Step 5: Align and Attach Exits / Entrances

Step 6: Seal the Interior and Air Dry

Step 7: Attach the Feet

Step 8: Seal the Exterior and Air Dry

Step 9: Cut the Flaps

Step 10: Cut the Strips in the Flaps

Step 11: Attach Snaps to the Flaps

Adding the Winter Flaps


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