DIY Cat Furniture

Does your cat have some things of her own? If so, that’s wonderful. While Fluffy doesn’t mind helping herself to her human pals’ sofas and beds, kitties really do benefit from having some things that are made specifically to suit their needs. You don’t have to break the bank to get your feline pal’s things, however. Read on as a Wake Forest, NC vet lists some great DIY options for cat furniture.

Cat Tower

Cat towers not only offer Fluffy a scratching post, a jungle gym, and a napping spot, they also give her a great vantage point, from which she can look down at her human servants with that adorable smug look kitties get. To make your furry friend her own cat tower, you can upcycle an old stepladder, a bookcase, or a metal storage rack. Use smooth planks to widen out the steps or shelves, and then cover the whole thing in carpet or sisal rope.

Window Seat

Most of our feline friends love birdwatching. If you often find your kitty looking out a window, chances are Fluffy will really appreciate a kitty window seat. Just add a smooth, wide board to your windowsill. You can paint it first, if you like. If you really want to activate the purrs, use Velcro to attach a pet bed.


You can turn an old end table with doors into a bed for Fluffy just by removing the doors and putting soft blankets or a pet bed inside. You can use paint, varnish, or stencils to make it more attractive. A hard-shell suitcase or hatbox will also work.

Kitty Castle

Most cats absolutely love empty boxes. Why not make your cat her own box castle? You can keep it simple, or go all out and add extra stories, with windows and doors. This is a great project for kids!

Scratching Post

An easy way to make a scratching post is to simply attach carpet scraps to a smooth board. You can also just wrap it in sisal rope. Then, nail it to the wall, just above Fluffy’s height. Presto! Instant kitty manicure spot.

Kitty Tent

You can make a cute kitty tent out of an old tee shirt and a wire hangar. Look online for step-by-step instructions.

Does your cat need vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, or parasite control? Contact us, your local Wake Forest, NC pet hospital, today!

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