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15 DIY Cat Trees – How To Build A Cat Tower

When it comes to making crafts that we’ll be giving away, we’ll fully admit that we can be found making DIY things for our pets just about as often as we can be found doing so for our family and friends. Pets are family too, after all! There’s just something so satisfying about making things for them ourselves rather than buying them in stores. That’s why, when we decided it was time for our cats to get a new cat tree, we felt really determined to make it ourselves! We’ve been scouring the Internet for tutorials and info that might help us out and we’ve been pleasantly surprised by just how many helpful resources we’ve come across in the process.

Are you feeling just as enthusiastic as we were, if not more, about the idea of making your very own DIY cat tree? Check out these 15 awesome ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!

1. The ultimate DY cat tree

The ultimate dy cat tree

If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your very own cat tree, do you want to make it just about the ultimate piece you can so that your cat has all kinds of levels and pieces to enjoy? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Eamon Walsh DIY made this awesome piece with ramps, platforms for sleeping on, and blocks for hiding. They even give you tips for customizing the piece a little.

2. Simple two-platform sisal rope cat tree

Simple two platform sisal rope cat tree

Are you somewhat new to the world of DIY and handiwork and this is your first time actually constructing a standing piece of any kind, so you need a bit of help and a simple design? Then we’re pretty sure this tutorial from Instructables has just the kind of tutorial and design you’re looking for, just to keep things manageable!

3. Cat condo from stacked IKEA tables

Cat condo from stacked ikea tables

Are you feeling a little unsure about the concept of constructing something from scratch, so you can’t help wondering whether there isn’t a design out there that will let you alter and embellish things to make a fantastic tower instead? Then maybe it’s time to repurpose some furniture! We love the way this tutorial from IKEA Hackers shows you how to make a multi-level cat tree from some simple IKEA tables.

4. DIY Star Trek themed cat tree

Diy star treck themed cat tree

Are you actually quite handy indeed and feeling confident, enough to be up for a slight challenge? Well, if you’re also a total Star Trek fan, then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this awesome cat tree that’s shaped like the Starship Enterprise a try! Get the full details for making it happen on Instructables.