cat tree made from actual logs

My first project… A cat tree made from actual logs

I was able to get my hands on some recently cut down branches and logs from a tree nearby my parent's house.
This is how they look at the begging
It took some work peeling down all the bark.
Free of bark
Had to cut down all the little spikes and imperfections as well as sand it thoroughly.
Cracking started to appear, a signal of the log drying, about 3 weeks of being outside in the sunny, hot and dry weather.
What's this? 🙂
8 inch screw to attach the log to the base.
I tied some rope at the base.
Curious thing…
It's scratchable!!!
Mounting the second log…
A few more cuts and mends…
Used a wood plank to attach the two logs together and give it more stability overall…
Curioser and curioser…
Added a lower and upper wood planks…
Lower plank as a climb step…
Scratch scratch….
Looking nice… he seems to like it…
Noticed that the upper plank meant as a rest bed were placed in a very uncomfortable position, had to make some changes…
Cut a little more of the log to lower the bed, and made a simple box rather than just a platform…
Interesting…
Also added some carpet to the middle plank, as well as more rope…
Watching over it all…
Spying out the window…
And so begins his watch… 😉
Nap time… 🙂
Source : al8b8 from Reddit