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How to make a cat tree?

January 9th, 2006, 12:22 AM
After a long time of searching for reasonably priced cat trees I have finally given up. I'm now resorting to making a cat tree instead of paying for a $315 cat tree from petland. But I have no idea how to start. I'm looking to build a tree about 6ft tree with ledges and a sturdy support covered in carpet. Could anyone provide me with some tips or guildlines when it comes to making home made cat trees?

January 9th, 2006, 01:00 AM

PS I don't know where you live but we are just a little outside Montreal and we bought our 5 ft cat tree for 100 $... Also, if you go to cat shows, some exhibitors sometimes sell their remaning stock for a lot less at the end of the weekend since they don't feel like reloading everything in the van... :thumbs up

January 9th, 2006, 01:16 AM
You could try Ebay for a kitty tree. My husband and I built our first cat tree for our girls, but then this Christmas when we wanted to get them a new one, we checked Ebay first. We ended up getting one for 80 dollars (that was including shipping...the actual tree was only like 40 dollars), and it's a really nice one too, brand new. If you decide to make one, there was a thread posted here awhile ago with instructions for building a tree. If you do a search of the forum, you should be able to find it. Good luck!

January 9th, 2006, 06:47 AM
Here is and older post, a step by step on how to make a kitty gym.

January 9th, 2006, 07:24 AM
oh no! I wish I didn't see this thread!......better yet my downstairs neighbour wishes I didn't see it.

I feel like challenging myself to a kitty tree project. But my apartment's so small I don't know where it would fit. *cries* my kitties are so deprived!

January 9th, 2006, 07:28 AM
Happycats,thank's for bringing up those instructions again,the tree my hubby originally built is ready to be retired.We have tons of leftover wood to build a new one,but we'll be using more Sisal-Rope this time around.
I wanted to buy the cats a tall one for Christmas,but at $300+ hubby rather build another one.