Spent way too much time today looking at DIY cat trees online. There are some really handy and creative people out there building furniture for their cats!
I know, right? Again with the cat post. I have turned into one of the Cat People Vagina talks about on her latest post. Or is that IN her latest post? Whatever. I can’t help it – he’s so darned cute and he’s tearing all my shit up. He needs his own house.
This is what I really want:
But I haven’t found a used ladder or ladder-like structure to start with. I do have a drawer (not a cute crate – those suckers cost $20 new and $35+ vintage!)
Or how about this cool cat tree –
Problem is, I have a very specific space whatever I do needs to fit into – behind the slide at the very back so it can stay mounted when I pull the slide in. He can have the whole area, but whatever it is will have to be built very carefully.
After some consideration, 24 Pins, and several (mostly) wasted hours, here’s what I decided to do:
Obviously we received a shipment of copier paper at the office today. Coincidentally, the boxes are Just The Right Size to fit in the designated space. Some time with a sharpie and X-acto knife, and viola! Cat Condo. Er…tenement. What you can’t see is that the boxes are all empty, with holes cut in to make it a maze inside:
Revy jumped right in and began to rip it up. The whole mess was swaying dangerously so I added some packing tape to steady things up a bit and Bob’s my Uncle!
If this arrangement works well, I’ll be “improving” the “building” with Real Materials and some sort of mounting system to keep everything in place. It also needs to be off the floor a couple of inches to allow air to circulate underneath.
Hopefully Revy will enjoy his private
condo tenement enough that he’ll quit tearing up my shit.