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DIY Cat Purrniture

August 15, 2018

Does your cat have some furniture of her own? Kitties don’t mind ‘borrowing’ our things, but they do benefit from having pieces that they don’t have to share. If you want to save some money, or just like doing crafts, consider making Fluffy’s things. Here, a local Tipp City, OH vet suggests some great DIY kitty furniture pieces.

Cat Tower

A good cat tower will offer your feline buddy a great perch, from which she can supervise her kingdom and humans. It will also serve as a napping spot, jungle gym, and nail care station. To make a cat tower out of a stepladder, just add boards to the steps to widen them out. Then, cover the whole thing in carpet or sisal rope. This also works well with metal storage units and some bookshelves. If you are up for more of a challenge, make one from scratch out of lumber, PVC pipe, or even a real tree branch.

Box Castle

Fluffy’s box obsession is one of her most adorable quirks. Kitties just can’t seem to resist empty boxes! Make your furry little buddy a little palace or castle out of cardboard boxes. This can be as simple or complex as you like.


Cats are constantly looking for comfy new napping spots. To make Fluffy a cozy bed, just put blankets or pillows into a wicker basket, cardboard box, hatbox, or hard-shell suitcase, and tell your drowsy pet to stay out of it.

Pet Tent

You can make your furball a cozy pet tent out of an old tee shirt and a wire hangar. Look online for step-by-step instructions.

Window Seat

Even if Fluffy wouldn’t know what to do with an actual bird, she’ll still be instinctively drawn to watching local wildlife. Add a smooth plank or board to your windowsill to widen it out into a kitty-lounging spot. Your furry friend may spend hours just sunbathing and watching birds and squirrels!

Scratching Board

One easy way to make Fluffy a good peticure station is to simply attach a carpet scrap to a smooth plank or board. Nail it to the wall, just over your kitty’s head. That way, your furball will be able to stretch as she is doing her nails.

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