Homemade Cat Furniture
Usually this time of year local big box stores will feature something special for pets and I have yet to see something my cats would enjoy more than this piece of homemade cat furniture.
If you have furry friends you want to spoil over the holidays, take a look at this piece of homemade cat furniture one of my brothers made. He said he made his first one for his Beagle dogs and figured my cats would enjoy having their very own.
At first I didn’t know what it was because he forgot to include instructions in the box. However, after a quick phone call and some quick twisting, the pieces were fitted and the cats had a new perch and napping spot to try.
The piece is made out of white PVC pipe with three-way fittings for the corners. Each “floor” is made out of a stitched canvas fabric that slips over the pipes. That’s it. I could glue the pieces together but I didn’t in case I wanted to make new fabric floors.
To make the levels comfy, I use old white quilted pillow shams that are easy to wash and replace.
In winter, Shirley Honey likes to be surrounded by outdoor pillows that help keep the bottom level warm. This unit sits at a window next to a heat vent.
The critical piece to make this is a safe way to cut the plastic pvc pipe. The rest is all about building to size.
Here is a closer look at the corner pieces. This one is for the top “shelf.
The next or bottom “shelf” is a different joint, it has 4 connectors.
Last but not least, the canvas shelf is a simple foldover with stitching in the center.
You could make different-colored fabric “shelves” to fit in with your home decor and the seasons.
Think you can make one of these for your cats?