Cat Furniture Plans

Cat furniture plans are great for the do-it-yourselfers out there who may not want to spend a fortune on store bought cat furniture. If you’re good with tools, and enjoy building things, making your own cat furniture could be a good option for you. It can save you money, enable you to be creative, and will allow you to make cat furniture that is perfect for your home as well as for your pet.

Things to Keep in Mind

It is important to bear in mind that if you are making your own cat furniture you need to ensure that it is of high quality – the last thing you want is to end up with furniture that has staples and nails sticking out of it, or worse, something that collapses as soon as your cat jumps on it!

Even though you will need to spend money on materials and tools to make the furniture, you will end up saving a fortune in the long run, compared to buying ready-made cat furniture. There’s no limit to what you can build if you have the right cat furniture plans; try your hand at making things such as cat trees, climbers, cat jungles, activity centers, and more.

Here are some detailed instructions on how to put together some practical pieces of cat furniture.

Build A Cat Scratching Post

Give your cat something to dig his claws into so that he can sharpen them, and relieve any stress that he might have at the same time.

Materials Needed For Project:

  • 1 piece plywood 18"x22" (approx 3/4" in depth) – top platform
  • 1 piece plywood 18" or 24" (approx 3/4" in depth) – bottom platform
  • 1 piece fencepost 4"x4"x24"
  • 2 pieces pine 1"x3"x24" – to attach to the underside of the bottom platform
  • 8 wood screws – to attach the 2 pieces of pine to the bottom platform
  • 10 wood screws (5 for top, 5 for bottom) – to secure the top and bottom platforms to the fencepost
  • Carpet (approx 3 square yards)
  • Staples - to attach the carpet to the wood

Tools Needed For Project:

  • Drill with bits
  • Wood glue
  • Screwdriver
  • Staplegun
  • Sharp utility knife to cut carpet
  • Pencil or marker for carpet lines

Assemble Parts As Shown In Drawing AboveFor an extra-secure fit, dab some glue on the pieces of wood that you screw together. Be sure to cover all of the wood that’s exposed with carpeting.

This project should take between two and three hours to finish. 

cat tree diagram

Here is another cat furniture plan for a cat climber.

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Build a Cat Playhouse

What cat wouldn’t love to have a cat house to play in? Here’s a cat house that isn't too difficult to make, with supplies that aren’t too expensive.

Materials Needed For Project:

  • Solar Tube
  • Plywood (round) – The base of the top floor, this should be the same diameter as your tube
  • Plywood (round) – The base of the structure, this must be large enough for the tube to sit on without falling over.
  • Plywood (square), covered in carpet - a few inches bigger than the diameter of the tube.
  • 2”x4” board, covered in carpet – This will be used as the ramp inside the playhouse.
  • Carpeting, or some type of fabric
  • Glue, nails, staples or carpet tacks – Personal preference

Instructions For Assembling

  • Pick out your solar tube. Solar tubes are made of heavy cardboard, and are used to make concrete columns in buildings. They are cheap and come in many sizes.
  • Cut a large hole at the bottom of your tube. This will be used as the opening that your cat uses to get in and out of his playhouse.
  • Cut an even larger hole in the tube about 2/3 to 3/4 up from the ground. This will act as a big “window” for your cat to look out of.
  • Take your first round piece of plywood (same diameter as the tube) and attach it to the top of your tube. This will be used to hold the floor of the upper level in place. Cut a small hole in it for your cat to use as a passage way, so he can get up to the top floor.
  • Take your carpet-covered square piece of plywood, and cut a hole in it to match the opening in the previous round plywood piece that you’d attached earlier. Attach it to the top of the previous round plywood piece so that it sits sturdy on the top of the tube.
  • Attach your carpet covered 2”x4” board diagonally inside the tube, to make a ramp from the bottom to the opening in the top.
  • Now mount your tube onto the bigger round plywood “base” piece. This will be the playhouse’s bottom floor.
  • After you’ve finished your cat house, decorate it so that it looks more pleasing to the eye. You can use whatever you fancy = carpet, dangling ropes or cat toys.

Now your cat has a fun new playhouse where he can enter at bottom, climb through the top and down the ramp, or enter through the window.

There are also other cat furniture plans which will show you how to make anything from a cat perch, to a cat condo, to a cat gym or a cat tree. Learn how to build your own cat tree, cat house, or a cat condo.

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