DIY Cat Furniture

Does your feline friend have any furniture of her own? While Fluffy doesn’t have many qualms about making herself comfy on your things, she will benefit from having some pieces she doesn’t have to share with her human servants. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on cat furniture, however: you can make your kitty some great pieces yourself, at a fraction of the cost. Read on for some great DIY furniture ideas from a local Sugar Land, TX veterinarian.

Cat Towers

There are several ways to make Fluffy a kitty tower. One method is to repurpose an old stepladder. Add planks or boards to widen out the steps and give your furball some lounging spots. Then, cover the whole thing in carpet and/or sisal rope. You can also do this with a wooden or metal bookshelf or storage rack. There are also many great options for making cat towers out of shelving units. Look online for specific ideas and instructions.

Kitty Tent

Cats love being in enclosed spaces. You can make Fluffy a little kitty tent out of an old tee shirt and some wire hangars in just a few minutes. What a purrfect gift!

Feline Tipi

A tipi may take a little more time and work than a simple pet tent, but you’ll end up with a super cute piece of kitty furniture!

Pet Beds

An old sweater can make a super cute cat bed! Get some pet-safe stuffing from a local sewing supply store, and stuff the sleeves and torso. Sew all the openings closed, and then attach them together in an oval shape. Of course, the easiest way to make a kitty bed is to simply fold a soft blanket up and put it in a box or wicker basket.

Cat Table

Do you have a screened porch or patio? Turn an old table or pallet into a kitty garden. There are many cute ways to incorporate built-in plant pots into old patio furniture. Use the planters to grow catnip and cat grass.

Box Castle

What kitty wouldn’t enjoy a box castle? You can make Fluffy’s palace as simple or complex as you like. This can make a great rainy-day project for the kids!

Please contact us, your Sugar Land, TX animal clinic, with any questions or concerns about your cat’s health. We always provide our furry patients with excellent care!