Like many young families, we live in an apartment. We have two cats we rescued that we love to pamper and spoil. Living in an apartment means we have limited floor space and keeping cats happy means having a place for them to scratch, play and own.
We recently moved and had to ditch the old cat tree after two years of love and abuse. It plain fell apart in the process of moving so we started the hunt for a new tree. We wanted something sturdy, affordable, and something that wouldn’t take up too much room. Problem was, the cat trees you typically find on the market are made out of cheap plastic and particle or composite board.
After some research, we decided to use the wallspace to the side and above our couch to create a wall mounted cat tree using a mixture of shelves and including a scratching post.
We took to a Home Depot and used the $200 that we were going to budget for a new cat tree. Here’s what we got:
Two 1’x6’inch thick pine slats which were cut, for free, into six pieces of various sizes.
12 shelving brackets (for the six shelves), and drywall screws with anchors.
Enough outdoor carpet to wrap around the wood. And a staple gun to secure the carpet to the shelves
Sisal rope and a rounded post, which was also cut to size for us by store employees.
In the end, we made a great place for our cats to scratch, climb, play, and relax that is truly all their own.