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Old 03-10-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Anyone ever install a cat door in a six panel wood door? I have to do 2. They are stained and cleared. It kills me to cut them but wondering if anyone has any tips...
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Anyone ever install a cat door in a six panel wood door? I have to do 2. They are stained and cleared. It kills me to cut them but wondering if anyone has any tips...
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Animals should be all indoor, or all out door. None of this in and out crap.
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Actually pretty basic process (determine size of hole needed, cut, screw into place) but if new, they should have directions and templates for installing. If not, perhaps you can look them up.
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I'd be concerned about Fee Fee bringing in fleas, or have an eye gouged out by a rabid possum.

Birds are cool because they don't require any major house renovations.
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I think the issue here is that it is a 6 panel door and not a flat door. You can't center a cat door in a 6 panel. You could probably offset it into one of the panels, but it may look funky. See if your customer will go for that. If not it will look worse if you try to center it. Maybe the construction forum would have a better solution.

Easiest thing? get rid of the cat.
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If it was a nice stained door, I would likely make a cat door out of wood and install it in one of the panels. Either that, or buy one of the funky gray plastic ones and ship it to Fauxlynn to grain. I sense she's generous like that. and I think she's a cat person. So she would be more than enthusiastic.
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I think the issue here is that it is a 6 panel door and not a flat door. You can't center a cat door in a 6 panel. You could probably offset it into one of the panels, but it may look funky. See if your customer will go for that. If not it will look worse if you try to center it. Maybe the construction forum would have a better solution.

Easiest thing? get rid of the cat.
Yeah, guess depending on the size of the panel you could locate it in one of those considering cat doors are fairly narrow. Imagine if you are going to put one in a door you have already thrown out any concerns you might have about appearances.

I put a pet door into the wall of my shop, just to the left of the man door, so Stevie would be able to access an inside area from her dog run when the weather is bad. Trouble is, I use the shop so much for spray work that now I don't think I'd want her in there at any time - both because I don't want her bringing extra crap into the room and that being in there wouldn't be healthy for her.
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Easiest thing? get rid of the cat.

I will second that.
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I think the issue here is that it is a 6 panel door and not a flat door. You can't center a cat door in a 6 panel. You could probably offset it into one of the panels, but it may look funky. See if your customer will go for that. If not it will look worse if you try to center it. Maybe the construction forum would have a better solution.

Easiest thing? get rid of the cat.
Ditch the cheesy Big Box cat door.

Remove bottom panel.

Install hinges.

Panel becomes cat door.

Integrated.
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Ditch the cheesy Big Box cat door.

Remove bottom panel.

Install hinges.

Panel becomes cat door.

Integrated.
That's genius! Or, get rid of the cat.
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Cut out one of the panels, insert cat door. Done. Kitty loves you.♡ and kitty doesn't care if the hole is centered. No matter how ya slice it it's still a hole in a door (or 2)...
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Pets or meat?
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Animals should be all indoor, or all out door. None of this in and out crap.
How about this?
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how about this?
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I would not cut into any rails or mullions of the door. Put it in a panel like others have said.

Can't they just open the door when the cat wants in and out?
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How about this?
I see some good bone marrow there!
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Well actually they are for my new house!
I married into the cat.... I don't want another one after he is gone. I grew up with dogs
I have little kids and a baby proofed house. So one will be at top of stairs and one at the storage door under steps where the litter boxes will be hidden.
Putting it in the panel sounds like the move for sure! I just hope I fix it once we are cat free one day. No offense to the cat folks.
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Score it with a sharp knife first to prevent chip out.
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Be gentle, blue tape the edges prior to cutting (reduces splintering) and ya might be able to reinstall the panels (may need a little 1/4 round to trim it out) at a time when kitty goes nite nite (permanently). Good luck! Sounds like a house full. And congrats on the new home!
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Yes moving in about a month and new baby born 2 days ago!! Crazy busy
I'll try and post a picture of my project.
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