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Homemade Cat Tower

Kristin JensenKristin Jensen TempeMember Posts: 60
Hi there! I was wondering if anyone has made a homemade cat tower or has a super awesome non-homemade cat tower. I'm going to be making one this week for my two 7 month old kittens. I bought plans on and are combining plans 1 and 2 with additional alterations. My main goal is to make this tree have a 2'x2' base and have it go up to about 6.5' to 7'. To make it sturdy, there will be four posts that go all the way up to the top, supporting all the levels. So yeah, if anyone has some high quality homemade or non-homemade cat towers they have pictures of, post them here! And any helpful hints or tips on how to make a cat tower, putting carpet on it, or really anthing, it's all appreciated to a first time cat owner. Thanks! P.S.-It's even better if you have a tower somewhere around the dimentions that I mentioned.:D


  • stef andstef and LemesosMember Posts: 1,132
    edited 16 September, 2009
    Hey Dash! I don't have a cat tower/tree but I would love to make one on my own! (when you have many pets it's better to make things on your own-saves money! ) I visited the page you mentioned and I like the Plan 4.I'd love to try to build that for my kitties!I've got 5! good luck with the plans!
  • MrD_Sam_RazaMrD_Sam_Raza New ZealandMember Posts: 2,511 ✭✭✭
    edited 16 September, 2009
    The human has made one for us. She did buy a couple of very cheap second hand trees (for the base) on Trade me (our version of e bay) and then went to the hardware store. She actually found that they get the wood delivered on logs, which they throw out. They were kind of round and purrrrrrfect for poles for the cat tree, and best of all free. Then you may want to see if any carpet laying places have scraps they just throw out. Which you can wrap around your poles. The human then added planks to the poles and the smaller trees (that she brought on Trade me) and now we have a huge one with heaps of shelves, poles and cubby holes.
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