It was ENTIRELY cost effective to build my own, and the one I built is more popular with my big boys than the "large" Armarkat one. There is almost always a cat or two, or three in the home made tower, where the other is kind of a back up.
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So there’s a good chance that you have a cat tower in your abode. But what happens when you get to a point where you don’t want a raggedy carpeted mass to be the centerpiece of your living room? I was thinking about this while perusing the high-end cat towers showcased on the website. Unfortunately, I don’t really want to splash out $500 on something that my cat Mimosa will ultimately destroy, however slick it may look. Cheaper options like floating cat shelves may work if you live in a sturdy old castle, but in an apartment building they’re likely to fall off the wall with annoying regularity (and leave behind badly-patched-up holes when you finally ditch them).
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Do you want to buy a really huge cat tree or are they a little expensive right now? If so, if you adore your cat, why not make your own cat tree or scratching post? Even with our very limited carpentry skills, we did. Cat trees are so expensive, and not necessarily longer lasting, so if you build your own cat tower you could be doing yourself a favor in the long run and the cats will enjoy the fruits of your labour for years to come. However, if this seems too difficult, there are some really huge cat trees on sale here too.
Decided to try my hand at building my own cat tree
My cats have two cat towers and two scratching posts. One scratching post is wall mounted and they never show interest in it. One is a heart shaped pink fluffy thing which keeps Miss Amber content. (The pink fluffy things has recently been retired and replaced with a 7 foot cat tower - due to simple wear and tear!) The other two are more robust. Do you know how to build your own cat condo? Read on to find out!But I found it in my heart to build them this DIY cat tower / cat tree / scratching post / kitty tower / cat furniture / cat gym / whatever-you-call-it-thing.About twenty years ago when we were poor as church mice we saw cat towers on sale and they were out of our range. We decided to build our own cat tree. We designed and constructed a cat tree that for a time also doubled as a telephone table while the moggies were content with the lower decks. Then the Persians arrived and evicted the phone!
It seemed a kind thing to do to buy them the best that we could afford and so we did. We took it home and assembled it - a five foot palace complete with cave. Four years later and it was in shreds whilst home made Cat Palace was still as good as ever!
Both were and still are equally popular, but Cat Palace number 2 needs replacing pretty soon whilst our twenty year old monster needs only "rewinding" with sisal rope. Whilst we decide whether we would rather replace expensively at four year intervals or build another D.I.Y. Palace at the cost of a few days labour and some cheap builders yard items, I decided to write a lens about how to make your own homemade cat tree. If you want to make your own cat condo, this lens may be a good place to start looking for ideas about materials and design.