Remember that pile of parts I showed you last week? Well those parts are to make a new cat tower for our old lady cat, Spirit. At 16 years-old Spirit is having trouble jumping up to the highest part of her current tower so I thought I’d make her a new one. Heather and I were looking at cat furniture at the pet store and found the cheap ones are around $60 and the one I thought would be nice for Spirit was around $90. Most these cat towers are just 2×4’s and particle board covered in carpet.
Well, I have plenty of both 2×4’s and particle board left over from building the atrium storage unit and I’ve always wanted to make a kitty tower, so on a recent trip to the big box store we got a coil of sisal rope for the scratching post and a cheap chunk of carpet. No idea what either cost – a swipe of the credit card and they were mine. Whatever the price was it was much less than $90 or even $60 – something like $12 for both.
Here’s the progress so far, the basic boxes are built and the scratching post is wrapped:
The next step is to see how good I am at upholstering as I cover the tower in carpet. Spirit’s old, too tall tower, will be moved to the kitten’s room as the four of them are nearing a year-old and are needing more things to climb on that aren’t our bookcases.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,