10 Cool DIY Cat Trees

| Published on November 4, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, the cat trees you available at your local pet store are expensive and, for the most part, not really attractive. Made with cheap carpet in boring colors and designs, they are not caught up with modern cat owners. Save money and keep your style by making one of these cat trees.

#1 – Traditional Style

If you like the traditional cat tree, that’s okay! But you don’t need to spend hundreds to make one. Follow this pattern on Instructables.com to make one for a fraction of the price, in colors that match your home.

Image source: Instructables.com

Image source: Instructables.com

#2 – Perching Cat

Martha Stewart maybe known for her dogs, but she loves kitties too! This cool perch is a snap to make and looks awesome.

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#3 – Bookish Cat

Have empty bookcases lying around? These bookshelf clip-ons from Franklin Cat Furniture turns an unused bookshelf in to a cat play structure without too much work! Just be sure to secure the bookshelf to the wall.

Image source: FranklinCatFurniture.com

#4 – Drawer Kitty

Jackson Galaxy has a DIY cat tree that uses old dresser drawers. It’s the perfect tree for a bedroom or library.

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#5 – Nature’s Kitty

Learn how make this cool cat tree out of a natural limb in this YouTube video by Pixelista. The result is really cool and it won’t cost you much

Image source: Pixelista

#6 – Ikea Kat

This creative gentlemen used Ikea parts to build his cat a fun and modern cat tree that looks like it could be a piece of art.

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#7 – Cylinder Cat

If your cat likes tunnels and places to hide, then this Lowe’s DIY cat tree is perfect. The nice thing about it is you can make it as big as you have space for and can cover it with carpet, artificial grass, rope, fabric, etc., to match your home’s style

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#8 – Buddy’s Blocks

This fun cat tree is perfect for those who like geometric shapes and lines in their decorating. You can paint it one color, or multiple to match your décor

Image source: BakeCreateLove.com

#9 – Wood Cat

Another tree that uses natural wood (it just looks so nice and it’s perfect for kitty’s claws), this tree has platforms added to it, unlike the other ones.

Image source: Instructables.com

#10 – Minimalist Cat

If you want to give your kitty a place to perch but keep your minimalist look, these cat shelves made from Ikea parts are sleek, elegant, and practical.

Image source: TatianasDelights.com

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