We built a patio for our cat… a CATIO!

We built a patio for our cat… a CATIO!

Hey guys, we’re
Evan and Katelyn, and today, we’re doing
something special for our Supurrvisor, because one of her
favorite things is looking out the window. (Evan laughs) Well, hello. Hi, baby. Oh, you went to the wrong one.
(Evan laughs) This one. Okay, come here. Yeah, there yeah,
this one, whoa. So, today, we’re going
to be building a catio, it is a patio for a cat. Yeah, we are normal people. This is not weird. All right, so we’ve
seen some catios online get a little bit out of hand. We’re gonna go with something
a little bit simpler, ’cause our catio- our
Supurrvisor likes a
little cozy space. So, I have everything
3D modeled. And, this should be a pretty
simple design to follow. So, we’re going to build
one leg piece first. This side profile here, ’cause that’s what’s going
to rest on the window sill and we want to see if it fits before we build
the entire thing. We just need to cut
these pieces to length. EVAN: (laughs) So powerful. We got it. Well, we’re going to
join them together, but before we join
them together, I have a magic trick that
I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, ready? So, we’re going to be
joining it all together using pocket holes, because
they’re really easy, and I think that’s really
the only reason why. (playful electronic music) All right, should
we take it outside and test it, see if it fits?
Yeah. Wait. (laughs) This should be a pretty
simple design to follow. KATELYN: Um, are we going
to put some feet on that? I was going to put
some feet on it. Other than this giant gap
in the bottom, it’s perfect. KATELYN: It works great,
yeah, that looks great. Smash it with a hammer. EVAN: (laughs) Why does
your face look so creepy? All right, the moment
of truthfulness. KATELYN: Again. EVAN: I like your
footwear right there. KATELYN: It’s classy. It’s adjustable, so, yeah. EVAN: Yeah, look at
that, it’s perfect. Now, we just need
to make one more. KATELYN: Okay, so
Evan, what happened? EVAN: So, I wanted to one
of those magic clap things, where I just make a
duplicate and I clap, and then it just appears. We’re just gonna–
Hey. I duplicated this one, but you notice any problem? Pocket holes are
on the wrong side. (Evan laughs) There’s no way to fix it. I just gotta do it again. Just like that I
planned, look at that. First try, 100 percent of
the time, all the time. All right, the last
few times I’ve said something is going to be simple,
bad things have happened. So, this is a very
complex thing. We’re going to be adding
four pieces of wood to join these together. But, before we get into
those really complex cuts, we got something
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Yeah. Oh my god, it just velcros on. EVAN: Oh my gosh, wow. KATELYN: And, I
feel like a ninja. EVAN: I feel like a ninja
too, do I look like a ninja? KATELYN: Yeah. Yeah, we have been notoriously not great about
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more colors, too. Bye. (laughs) (upbeat, playful band music) How are the four
boards holding up? The four boards are perfect,
that strategy worked. KATELYN: 15 more to go? Yeah, we just gotta
put the whole floor in. KATELYN: Just the
whole floor, okay. EVAN: What now? Okay, so now it is
time to finish this. As in, add finishes to it. We still have a lot
more left to go. EVAN: (laughs) I was like, “We’re almost done?
“Yay.” This bottom part floor, we’re going to add
a matte wood varnish that’s safe for outdoor use,
and the rest of it, the frame, we’re going to do the same color we put on our front
door, ’cause– EVAN: We still have some. We still have some, and I
did some internet digging. It seems like most finishes that are okay for your
house are safe for pets once they are fully
dried, fully cured. So, I think we
should be good to go. Let’s throw some paint on it, and hope that we don’t
run out of this one, (laughs) and have to
go to the store again. How are we going to sit this? It’s stable enough, there’s not going to
be like gusts of wind. EVAN: (laughs) Gusto. KATELYN: A gust of wind. (frantic orchestral music) EVAN: So satisfying. (laughs) KATELYN: You don’t
want to overload it. EVAN: Katelyn, you’re
painting over wood. KATELYN: You know what
we’re leaving some, okay? We’re leaving some. EVAN: So, while the paint
on the main body dries, we’re going to go ahead
and prep all of this with waterproof finish, too. I also think that the
natural wood mixed with that dark paint
should look really pretty. (upbeat, funky music) Didn’t show that much. (Katelyn laughs) (laughs) Not much
of a difference. KATELYN: We’ll know it’s there. EVAN: All right, I’m ready but you might need to
duck down a little bit. Okay, (laughs) so,
we’re going to be adding our floor to the catio now, and
we’re actually using spacers to make it a slatted floor. That way if dirt, or pollen,
or whatever, gets in there, it can fall through the bottom
and doesn’t get trapped. ♪ When will my reflection show ♪ (Katelyn laughs) EVAN: It’s looking really nice. I mean, we’ll see if these
spacers are the right size. EVAN: I think that
they should be. Pretty much, possibly. Don’t hit it with the brass. You can just ooch it. All right, I’m gonna just. Oh, oh god. Everything’s falling. Oh no, I was trying to help. Stop helping. Perfect, just like I planned. Looks pretty good. Yeah, looks pretty good. KATELYN: Shouldn’t
we screw into these from the bottom up? This is easier. KATELYN: No, it’s
gonna look terrible. Oh, we could save all
the work that we did. KATELYN: Can we tape
them with blue tape? Tape, tape, tape. ♪ Tiny clamps, the best clamp ♪ Such a cute little floor. I know. Now, Katelyn, you just grow
a whole bunch, screw down. Let’s see if this works. None of the boards seem loose? No, they all seem good. That’s a perfect cat deck
right there, purr-fect. Purrfect, it’s purr– Okay, so I think the framing is done.
Yeah. Her little house is done. Next, are we going to
do the mesh screen? Yeah, let’s wait until tomorrow. Are we going to
wait until tomorrow? I don’t know, actually. Should we just go for it? I think we should
just go for it. All right, so we got this
screen to resist pets, and I guess my general idea
is just to wrap it around and use staples, so we’ll
see how well that works. KATELYN: I know, I’m concerned
about how it’s gonna look. Does it already
seem not straight? Oh, cause I’m not holding
it straight. (laughs) Yeah, could you lean back a
little bit there? (laughs) Bring it around
town over to here. Bring it around town. Did we get enough?
Oh no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, yes. Yes?
Yes. Just like I planned. So, we’ll do the bottom of this. That looks so cute. I know, right? Especially with this
big thing on top. EVAN: All right. We’re committed now. Makes me nervous every time.
(Evan laughs) Okay.
Woo. KATELYN: Before we
do all of these, let’s see if the
sharpie trick works. EVAN: Oh yeah. I feel like that’s pretty good. I don’t know how
long it’ll last. Worst case scenario, we could just go back
and paint them later. You get far back, you
don’t even barely see them. (upbeat music) It’s looking like something now. EVAN: It’s so legit. KATELYN: Okay, time for
one of the final steps. We’ve gotta do the roof. What do you think about
this thing so far? Do you trust it? This is the first
time she’s seen it. What do you think? We’re about to fit the roof,
and we need your opinion. Look, doesn’t it? Where are you going? Oh, hope this isn’t indicative. (Evan laughs) So, we imagined something like this polycarbonate
sheet for the roof, so then she can still get
some sunlight and everything but she’s protected
and waterproof. I mean, I’m tempted to
just like, call it good. I worry the overhang
is a little bit much for the size of the structure. EVAN: But, we’d be done. I know, but what
if we ooch it over. We leave the length
on the outside, ’cause that’s the
most important, because of our gutter and rain,
and then we can mark here, and we just one cut,
and then we’re done. Nice.
Sweet. Ready.
All right, well let’s see. KATELYN: Yes. That looks cute. KATELYN: It’s really cute. Okay so, I’ve
devised what I think might be a clever solution
to hold this in place. We want to be able
to remove it easily, to clean it, or get in there. So, I 3D printed these little
magnet holders right here and that has a
nice holding power. That’s probably like– KATELYN: More than
she can push through? More than she can push through, when they’re all spread
out, and everything. So, I think we just need
to attach these right there and we’re good to go. (upbeat music) KATELYN: (laughs) So graceful. So, so graceful. (laughs) Oh yeah. You look at that? KATELYN: That’s awesome. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. EVAN: Looks so classy. KATELYN: It’s really classy. EVAN: Classy little hotel. Now, all we have to
do is like give her a way to enter her palace. KATELYN: Yeah, I’m actually really nervous about this part, ’cause it means cutting
a hole in our screen. We can’t go back from that. These screens are really
nasty, anyways, so. KATELYN: You know,
they’re our nasty screens. They’re our nasty screens. Hi, welcome to our messy corner, where we stash all of our
supplies for half finished, or finished and not
yet sorted projects, but the very first thing that
we bought for this project was actually the cat door
that we need right now, and I can no longer find it. KATELYN: Oh, I moved it. I put it over there, where
we’re going to be installing it. Oh, never mind. All right, so we went
through a lot of research trying to find the
ideal window cat flap. Oh, not sponsored. EVAN: Not sponsored. We actually were
kind of worried about if she would go through a
cat door, so to test it, we took a box and
cut a hole in it that was the same size as
this, and she likes it. (Evan laughs) (Katelyn laughs) EVAN: The tail! We call it the kitty cave,
she goes in there a lot. So, she has no excuse
to not use this. So, like, theoretically,
all we need to do is raise the window, put that
in, and we’re done, right? Let’s do some very
careful surgery. Put it all the
way at the bottom? KATELYN: Uh, sure. EVAN: No going back. Hey.
It’s done. Okay, one finishing touch. (upbeat electronic music) (Evan mimics a spray can) EVAN: Alrighty. KATELYN: It’s so
cute, it’s so cute. There we go. (calls cat) You know what
would be hilarious? KATELYN: If she just
like, won’t go in. Want to come outside? Oh, hi. Really, you gonna
hang out right there? Can we bribe you? Oh, she’s going for the treat. Oh, you little turdly one. EVAN: (laughs) Put
it farther out. Over there. And so commences the longest
part of this project. KATELYN: Hi. EVAN: She’s going
after the tape. KATELYN: Oh, yes, yes, yes. There’s another one. KATELYN: It may just
not happen today. EVAN: It might not happen today. KATELYN: She sees
that other treat. Come on, come on, baby. Oh my gosh, yes,
yes, yes, yes, yes. EVAN: Yay. KATELYN: Oh my gosh. Is that so cool? EVAN: She’s so excited, she
didn’t even go for the treat. It’s a good size. KATELYN: She can
stand up straight, but it’s also still cozy. You like hanging out? You just want to sit
outside and look inside? Are you a happy bear, yeah? Hi guys, thank you so much for joining us
along this journey. Her little head scratches
through the screen. I know, my sweet girl. I’m so glad that– That she likes it? That she likes it, even though she’s looking
away from the camera. (laughs) She’s so happy. I think she’s
telling me something. I think she’s
saying that you guys should subscribe to
our channel. (laughs) (laughs) I heard that, too. I heard it, too, yep, yep. All right, thanks so
much for joining us, we’ll see you next time. Bye.
Bye, say bye. Dangit. Wasn’t even that much pressure. ♪ When will my reflection make ♪ Oh, I think that looks good. EVAN: I’m scared. What are you doing? ♪ Who I am inside ♪ Oh, baby. Am I supposed to say
something, now? (laughs)

Comments (100)

  1. Hope y'all liked this video as much as the Supurrvisor likes her catio! And if you want more videos, we have a couple new ones on E&K Gaming! ??

  2. Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!

  3. Make, a walkway on the walls inside for your cat

  4. Is the Supurrvisor a ragdoll?

  5. So it’s like a bay window kinda? Cute.but that Cat’s gonna tear through that mesh in no time…

  6. I need more Joobie in my life <3 She's so perfect

  7. I WANT THIS SOOOO MUCH ???? I don’t even have a cat!!! Also you have a new subscriber ❤️????

  8. This is so cool! I subscribed!!??❤️

  9. I love you guys, I've watched you since I was 8 or 7. Now I'm PRETTY older (1 or 2 years older than 8 (or) 7…not toooo much)

    Edit: (I actually kinda forgot when you made your channel ??☠️)

  10. Is it long lasting

  11. whose here after ryland’s vid

  12. “Let’s wait until tomorrow”
    (*desperately wants to wait*)
    “Are we gonna wait?”
    “I don’t know”

  13. 0:42 yea wtf is going in that photo

  14. I wonder if you guys have neighbors, and if they get it, or think you're completely out of your minds. How many wellness checks have been called in, I wonder.

  15. So good! Safe place for supurrvisor, and safe for small neighbourhood wild critters.

  16. wait how do you get her out

  17. I love cats I subscribed to you!!!!!! Is hisher name joovy or jooby or another name?!

  18. I remembered that this was the first video that I watched from u guys

  19. Oh my gosh! This turned out so cool! I wish I could have done this. You guys have a new subscriber.

  20. Dat cat be bringing back dead memes "If I fits, I SITS" ? ?

  21. “One sleep later” I laughed too hard ??


  23. ??????THE POWER OF EDDITING??I love ur vids, though I can not ??SUBSCRIBE?? because I’m on my dads phone.? Shoutout please,please! BTW THANK U SOOOO MUCH FOR DOING SOMETHING BASED OFF OF DA CAT,I LOOOOOVE CATS!!

  24. Sorry but supervisor is spelt this way you put in 2 R,s…

  25. 9:46 i just wanna know the song ? i’m trying all the songs in the desc but it’s too much

  26. Put a cat couch from ikea in the catio that'd be ADORABLE

  27. I like your shirts!!!! Safety is Impurrrtant!

  28. me and my dad could have built a catio ten times bigger than this in a couple of hours…

  29. There cat remind me of Owlkitty

  30. You guys should watch Bobby Duke Arts he’s amazing! Love your vids btw ?

  31. The things we do for our pets

  32. Even very smart people make mistakes. Makes me feel better ??

  33. Would’ve preferred more focus on the construction and installation instead of being focused on the silliness and editing. Not your best work.

  34. You could’ve painted the feet on the catio to make them look like cat feet

  35. so glad you guys showed up on my feed! Loving your videos! ?? ?

  36. Why not put the mesh on the inside?

  37. I don’t get how there are so many thumbs down.

  38. Mother of god… And the children… what are you waiting for?

  39. Oh yeah… Yea yea yea..

  40. my cat is gone have the day a.k.a all the time :p i still love my cat even thoe she is never home 🙂 😀

  41. Omg i loved this project and i hope i can do it to my sufurrvisor too 😉

  42. Nice ? but why not let him out in garden ?

  43. I’m waiting for the car Siri voice lol ?

  44. In our house, we call a window, catainment, an open window (with screen) is catainment with smellovision, and the screened in porch, is 3D surround catainment with interactive smellovision….but you need ta say that in announcer voice.

  45. I ordered the masks for our construction company! Thanks for the tip!

  46. Wow my first ever video ive ever watched on ur channel

  47. Its the power rangers!!!

  48. Lol u reversed your cat

  49. the purrrfect catio

  50. I would have done glass instead of mesh but damn you guys are good at building

  51. You oppressive hoomans, stop censoring your cat. Let her speak.

  52. June: stays inside looks and wants to go inside.

    Also Jube: stays outside and looks and wants to go inside.

  53. What breed is your cat ? xx

  54. Just let the cats outside!

  55. Hey I think ya'll should put a bed or something in there that's soft

    Just a suggestion ?

  56. Please make a galaxy cat wheel with resin detailing on the back circle and led strips lining the edge of the wheel for the supurrvisor!

  57. beginning of video: cat looks outside-from window-
    end of video: cat looks inside from window

  58. Since normally when I watch this video good things happen, so I watched this while taking my Lactaid before lunch! I hope it works

  59. How many of yall can 3D print hardware?

  60. You could have just filled the pocket holes.

  61. I like that the cat got a new place.. The rest im not into

  62. Why don’t you guys make a singing channel called EvanandKatelyn sings
    I really eant to see you guys sing reflection-mulan

  63. We need to see if it fits before she sits

  64. 3:16
    He says “First try 100% of the time”
    You’re literally wearing a shirt that says MAKE FAIL


  65. 12:20 These two should make funny cat videos! (>3<)

  66. No it is purrrrrrrrrrrfect

  67. Me: heh that tool looks like a face

    Evan and katelyn: *slaps googley eyes on it*

  68. Can I have a shout out i have been a subscriber for a long time but I have not been able to leave comments
    I love cats❤????

  69. Supervisor is how its spelt. Was that a cat pun?? Su-purr-visor

  70. I call my dog maya bear cause she a German Shepard and has like a blackish brownish color and her name is maya and the supervisor is right you should subscribe

  71. Maybe you can add some toys and pillows

  72. I legit thought that roof was gonna be frosted like that and I was like "why would you do that just make it clear dont make it foggy lik–oh."

  73. When cats have more luxurious places than you

    So beautiful :’)

  74. Needs some lights!

  75. You should put a blanket and some mini pillows in there for her! And maybe even some fairy lights!

  76. I came back to this vid because this is the vid that got me into watching you guy's videos.

  77. I have watched this carefully, I have gotten ideas…waaaaaaay above my skill grade! ? I love this channel!!!

  78. Think big, but act small. They seem to have a beautiful garden with a tall brick wall surrounding. The whole catio is out there waiting to be made.

  79. You should have made the feet look like cat paws that would have Ben so cool!

  80. Please make more things for supervisor. I love her

  81. usually the stuff my boyfriend makes me watch I can barely stand, but y'all definitely got my sub

  82. Am loving the magic tricks XD

  83. I want a house tour where we see all the stuff you guys have made !

  84. imagine her chopping her laptop/pc into pieces becuz she so mad at it

  85. so talented! I'm so jealous!

  86. pat-io


  87. So does that mean that if you type in EvanandKaitlyn100 you will get 100% off

  88. you know how to make it easier, use METRIC

  89. Just let him go outside

  90. this video's title: We built a patio for our cat… a CATIO!
    the real title: A couple slaving over their cat obsessively while 1,798,487 people watch them do it. Including me.

  91. Just subscribed..For instantly liking you..very funny ..You are destined for a TV show!!!

  92. Since this was uploaded I believe I have watched this video more than 5 times XD

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