Introduction: Simple Cat Hammock

I wanted to make a simple hammock for my cat, so here is my design

Step 1: Materials

Materials:
A 24x14 piece of fabric (must be thin enough to fit through coat hanger)
2 plastic coat hangers
1 shower curtain rod

Tools:
Sewing Machine

Step 2: Assembly

1. Lay the fabric flat on the ground
2. Lay both coat hangers on either side of the sheet, leaving about 3-4 inches of room to loop the fabric over the hangers so you can sew.

Step 3: Sewing

Sew the top part that you looped through to the bottom part so it looks like the pictures.
This is the body of the hammock

Step 4: Find Somewhere to Hang It

Hang the shower curtain rod between any two upright surfaces and place the coat hangers on the shower rod. You can hang your cat hammock in tons of places. Under a bench, in a stairway, etc. Make sure your cat can get to it easily. I hung it under a piano bench, and that worked really well for me because I could use two beams under the bench to keep the coat hangers far enough apart to avoid it folding up on the cat (see picture). Be creative and have fun

Comments

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prickly vegan (author)2015-02-05

I love it, such a simple construction. However, there is no freaking way my cats could use that. Unless you have found incredibly strong hangers I don't know about, I fear that whole thing would collapse under an average (sort of tubby) housecat. Having said that, your cat is lovely. Great use of under-piano space too!

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amanda.curtis.921 (author)2014-11-18

KeKe and I love this, my only question is: what does the cat in picture weigh? And how much cat's weight can this design hold....(or can you use two hangers on each end for more support?) KeKe weighs 13 pounds pure muscle (he is only a kitten) my other cat 7 weighs ten pounds. I would love to do this too...thank YOU for the great idea share!!! Happy holidays to your furry family too!!!

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calico cat (author)2014-06-02

Is that a piano? Purr-fekt, my kitty loves piano music!

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wilcymay (author)2011-03-18

Great idea! Though I fear my cat is traumatized now.. He's apparently not the hammock type

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superMacaroni (author)2011-01-09

My kitties are pretty heavy (kitty no. 1 is 12 pounds, kitty no. 2 is around 8-9 pounds) so I'd rather use metal hangers and comfy, but thick fabric.

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n_toxic_ated (author)2010-10-24

how about usingvelcroto attach the ends to the hangers - that way you can easy remove the cover to de-fur without worrying about fitting the hangers in the washing machine/dryer OR for the sewing-challenged, use some fusible webto iron the ends together around the hangers. thanks for the awesome idea!! now i can make one for pennies instead of buying one, as originally planned :-)

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nickodemus (author)2010-10-05

Great idea!

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Anathema_Herem (author)2010-10-05

I may have to make a couple of these for my roommate's kitties. They'll love it!

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Dilong_paradoxus (author)2010-10-04

Awesome! I need to make one of these...

And Sushi is a great model.

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ChrysN (author)2010-10-04

Looks pretty cozy!

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