Cat House




Introduction: Cat House

About: If you like simple solutions then here you can find some of my crazy ideas.

My cat loves to sit on my shelf, therefore I built him his own cat house shelf!

It is a very simple box with 2 columns and my cat loved it from the first moment on.

To get an overview please watch the video.

Step 1: Plan, Material and Tools


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all measurements are in cm


  • 3 layer pine wood 19 mm (3/4")
  • 6 mm threaded rod, 4 nuts and 4 washers
  • some pieces of scrap wood for the colums
  • an old curtain rod
  • screws
  • Watercolors


Step 2: Cutting

I cut all the boards on my table saw,

On my little jigsaw table I cut the circle shapes.

Step 3: Assembling

All parts are simple screwed together.

The back and the side walls got pocket holes, so you can't see any screw later.

Step 4: The Columns

the columns are made with 2 threaded rods and
some piece of blocks and a piece of an old curtain rod.

I cut the threaded rods in length with an angle grinder also two pieces from the curtain rod.

Some pieces of scrap wood got a hole in the middle.

Step 5: Sanding

I sanded all parts very smooth.

Step 6: Painting

I painted all parts with watercolors This works really good.

Later I added a coat of linseed oil.

Step 7: Fix the Columns

I drilled a bigger hole In the bottom for the nut

On the top the threaded rod goes throw the lid and the nut sits on top.

Later I added a little cube with a big hole to cover the rod.

Step 8: Mount It on the Wall

Instead of thousand words, please watch the video

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    4 years ago

    Your cat is very into your work . :) I like that cat-shelf-house


    5 years ago

    Yessssssssssssss StephanP1...Awesome! Our cats truly have to be apart of the projects we make. Feel free to check out my projects and see my Lynxxie girl getting in on the action. Great job!!!


    6 years ago

    This is adorable! I can't believe your cat will sleep next to you using power tools, mine would run for the hills. XD