This howto details one plan for building a cat enclosure. If you do not feel comfortable making your own measurements and cuts, this howto is not for you. First, a little background.

I had a dilemma. My wife and I agreed to foster some kittens until the local rescue agency could find home for them, but we did not have a kennel for them. A good size cat cage costs anywhere from $300 to $500, and that's just a bit too much.

I decided that I would build a cage. Running immediately to my nearest Internet search engine, I was disappointed to find very little help. Several people talk about having built a cat enclosure, but I only found one set of plans. Time for plan "B".

I began to visualize what I wanted in a cat enclosure. It had to be able to fit through a door, be on wheels, be easy to gain access to, and be easy to clean. I found a scrap piece of plywood in my garage that measured 4'x2', and decided that was a good size for the floor of the cage. The rest of the plans are built around this.

My only qualification for this project is that I have watched a few too many episodes of Home Time. The instructions that follow describe 4'x2'x4' high enclosure. In the pages that follow, I share my experiences, including how I fixed my mistakes.