DIY Cat Furniture

Does your kitty have furniture of her own? Cats certainly don’t have many qualms about getting comfortable on our chairs and sofas, but it is beneficial for Fluffy to have a few things of her own. You can find some great pet furniture in stores, but you can also make your kitty’s furniture. Read on for some great DIY cat furniture ideas from a Coon Rapids, MN vet.

Kitty Tower
There are quite a few ways to make DIY cat towers. One option is to repurpose an old stepladder or metal storage rack. Just add planks to widen the steps (or shelves) into kitty lounging spots, and then cover it in carpet or sisal rope. Of course, if you’re a handy type, you can always start from scratch and build Fluffy a tower, using lumber, plywood, and carpet scraps.

Pet Tent
You can make a cute kitty tent out of an old tee shirt and a wire hangar. Look online for exact instructions. To make Fluffy’s private fortress even more appealing, add a soft blanket or pillow.

Furball Hammock
To make a hammock, all you need is an end table or coffee table with four legs, and a piece of material, such as an old sheet, towel, or blanket. Measure the material to fit under the table. Cut it so that it’s a bit smaller than the table. Use Velcro or ties to attach the corners to the table legs.

If cats are known for one thing, it’s their love of napping. Your drowsy pet may spend up to 20 hours a day dozing, and perhaps dreaming about catching mice. Therefore, it’s no surprise that comfy napping spots are pretty high on the list of Fluffy’s favorite things. You can turn an old sweater into a bed, or just fold a soft blanket into a box or wicker basket. Another option is to fold an old comforter up into a shallow storage tote. Presto! Happy furball.

Box Castle
Many of our feline pals love boxes. Her Furry Majesty may be very pleased with a box palace! All you need for this project are some boxes, duct tape, scissors, and a bit of creativity. Look online for some great ideas. This is a great project for kids on a rainy afternoon.

Does Fluffy need vaccinations or an exam? Call us, your Coon Rapids, MN animal clinic, anytime!


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