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Cat Tree


joni
joni
joni
joni

I wanted a cabin-type cat tree where my cats could crawl in and feel safe, but still have a great view of the birds out of a window. The scratch pad is made from 2x4s on top of plywood, and covered with carpet (and a standard size scratch pad was dropped in place). This is the cat's favorite feature. I put barn doors on the window with tiny hinges so that I can close for added privacy. The tree sits against a window so that the back side is totally open. I made zippered cushions for the platforms. My cat loves it!

I could never have built this without drawing it in 3D first, and seeing how the boards would connect, etc. Learning some basics in Google SketchUp was a necessity.

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Cat Tree

by joni
Jul 27, 2015

I wanted a cabin-type cat tree where my cats could crawl in and feel safe, but still have a great view of the birds out of a window. The scratch pad is made from 2x4s on top of plywood, and covered with carpet (and a standard size scratch pad was dropped in place). This is the cat's favorite feature. I put barn doors on the window with tiny hinges so that I can close for added privacy. The tree sits against a window so that the back side is totally open. I made zippered cushions for the platforms. My cat loves it! I could never have built this without drawing it in 3D first, and seeing how the boards would connect, etc. Learning some basics in Google SketchUp was a necessity.