Learning how to make a cat tree using a set of DIY cat tree plans can be an extremely rewarding experience. Owning a cat is very rewarding in and of itself, but creating your own cat furniture can not only provide your cat with a safe place to play, lounge, and scratch, but can also give you the satisfaction of a job well done.
Cats are independent creatures with some incredible traits, but they also have some pretty nasty habits. The most notorious is their reputation for destroying furniture with their claws or chewing up papers and cardboard (ask your cat and they’ll probably just call it artwork). I can’t help but laugh every time I watch episodes of “Simon’s Cat” on YouTube because every cat owner knows the comedic scenarios are all too real.
Cats need a place to scratch if you want to protect your furniture. They also love to climb, play, lounge, and dart in and out of things (a paper bag comes to mind). A good set of DIY cat tree plans can help you create a unique kitty funland which can provide your cat with everything she needs for much less than buying a tree or other cat furniture at your local pet store. The savings can be quite substantial.
Mixing and matching parts can allow you to create all kinds of interesting and elaborate designs. Just a few ideas you can incorporate include building a kitty theme park, a kitty jungle gym, a kitty circus, or anything else you can come up with. Just have fun with it and let your imagination run wild.
The great news is your kitty is going to love the cat tree you build no matter what it looks like. It doesn’t have to be a master piece. Cats don’t judge like people do. They love unconditionally and bring you years of laughter and joy that are priceless. Even if you don’t know the first thing about building things, your cat will love you for taking a step forward and diving right in on a new cat tree construction project.
If you learn to build your own cat trees, then you can place them throughout your house in all of your cat’s favorite locations. Remember, cat’s scratch mainly to mark territory, so having one simple scratching post probably won’t be enough. Accessorize your trees with favorite kitty toys, and match them to the theme and colors of the room so they blend right in.