I have a new kitten and she is very active so I decided to make her a tower to play on. It is just like a store bought one but I used scraps of wood and some old carpet.
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Step 1: Supplies and Tools
This is made from recycled wood and a piece of carpet that was leftover after recarpeting.
2 pieces of wood 1/4" to 1/2" thick cut into 1 foot by 1 foot squares (top and base of tower)
1 piece 4x4 1 to 1 1/2 feet long (I didn't have a 4x4 so I used four 1x1, two 2x4 would work also.
Piece of carpet (enough to cover all surfaces)
Nails or Screws
Something to tack the carpet down (I used fence staples, but furniture tacks would work also)
Step 2: Step 1
Measure and cut out 2 squares of carpet to cover the base and top of the tower. I cut these 2" larger on either side of the squares.
Measure and cut out a piece of carpet large enough to wrap around the post of the tower with a 1" overlap.
If you are using something other than a 4x4 for the post nail the pieces together. This will make it easier to wrap the carpet around.
Step 3: Step 2
Wrap the carpet around the post part of the tower and secure with tacks/nails. Mark the centre of the top board and nail or screw to one end of the post.
Step 4: Step 3
I cut the corners off of the squares of carpet so that there is no overlap on the underside of the boards. Attach the carpet to the bottom piece of wood and the other to the top piece.
Now you should have the bottom piece covered in carpet and the top attached to the post, both covered in carpet.
Step 5: Step 4
On the underside of the bottom piece (side with no carpet) mark the centre and nail/screw to the post. There you have your very own homemade Cat Tower.
Step 6: Extra
You can always add some dangling things for kitty to play with.