We’ve become big fans of Simon’s Cat over the years. His animations are incredible and they hit very close to home for us cat owners. It’s time to sit back, relax, and watch as Simon shows us why a simple cardboard box makes the best type of cat furniture, cat condo, and cat scratching post. Enjoy. :)

Following any set of cat tree plans will require you to have access to building materials.  Most cat trees are fairly simple to build and the materials are in good supply and easily purchased at a local hardware store.  They aren’t expensive, but shopping around can help you get the most value for money.  In this blog post, I will provide you with a quick run down of the materials you will need to build a cat tree. Read the rest of this entry

When you build your own cat tree, you can eliminate certain problems which are common with the pre-built cat trees you might buy online or from a local pet store.

Cost is the first and most obvious problem you’ll have when searching for a cat tree to buy.  In most cases you’ll need to be willing to spend at least $75 for a well built tree.  But $75 is on the low side of the cat tree spectrum.

You can spend more than $300 depending on how elaborate you want to get.  In most cases, you get what you pay for, but there are plenty of good cats trees in the $75-$150 range.

Aside from cost, another problem you’ll run into with store bought cat trees is most aren’t designed for larger cats.  They simply don’t offer enough support or are made from cheap materials.  When a large cat reaches the top it has a hard time maintaining balance because the cat tree rocks all over the place.  Many will even tip over because they aren’t balanced properly.

The “tipping factor” will cause your cat to avoid the tree and also poses a health risk if it were to fall and land on your kitty.

By building your own cat tree, you can greatly reduce your costs.  Building a cat tree also allows you to design a structure specific for your cat’s needs.  You can address things like your cat’s age, your cat’s health, and your cat’s personality.  Here are 3 things to keep in mind before you start any DIY cat tree project. Read the rest of this entry

Let’s face it.  Your cat is part of the family.  She deserves the happiest and healthiest life you can give her.

An excellent way to keep your favorite feline healthy and happy is to give her a cat tree she can play, scratch, and lounge around on.

However, there’s a real problem with cat trees.  They aren’t cheap.

If you take a look around, you’ll quickly see cat trees can range from $75 to over $300.  However, if you don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars, there’s a better solution… Read the rest of this entry

Welcome To The How To Make A Cat Tree Blog! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Throughout this blog you’ll find useful tips and information to help you build your own cat tree.

Have fun and be sure to leave your comments and questions!  I’d love to hear from you.