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Running Shelf

Postby Joan » Fri May 08, 2009 6:50 pm

I am in the process of making a platform for Chuck & Mishi to run on over the sliding glass doors in my bedroom. I bought a 1/2" X 5' fence picket from Home Depot and stained it "pecan". It's the perfect size to go over the doors. I added a 1" lip along the 5' edge and am in the process of gluing shelf mushrooms along it to add a "in the woods" look. The mushrooms are like these: http://americanmushrooms.com/taxa/Ganod ... tum_03.htm
I'll post a picture when it's finished.
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Re: Running Shelf

Postby MiriamS » Thu May 28, 2009 1:35 am

I can't wait to see. I've been thinking about putting something like this up in my closet. They've claimed it as their own anyway so why not maximize the fun space?
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Re: Running Shelf

Postby Joan » Fri May 29, 2009 8:19 am

http://picasaweb.google.com/barronjoan1 ... Mushrooms#

Click on individual pictures for close up. I ended up putting the shelf on top of the cage because it wouldn't fit over the sliding glass door with the mushrooms. I put a plain picket over the door for a board to run on.
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Re: Running Shelf

Postby MiriamS » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:19 am

That is just the coolest. Were did you come up with this concept? I love the license plate nest boxes. From the front, they look like Smurf houses. What do the furballs think of your latest work of art? I bet they chew it.
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Re: Running Shelf

Postby Joan » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:49 pm

I have the nestboxes mainly for show, but Mishi did start setting up housekeeping in one ... she was planning on moving the pups out of the cage. I had to put a stop to that.
Deb's father made them for the Mississippi Conference. Everyone got one. It was really great!
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Re: Running Shelf

Postby MiriamS » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:29 pm

Oh gosh, that would have been interesting. At my end, I can just imagine going to put on a pair of boots one day and finding a nest full of flyer babies! I would have liked to watch you trying to stop Mishi from doing anything. Hopefully no blood was spilled.
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