Cat Hammock and Play Center

10 Materials
1 Hour

Learn how to make a fun cat hammock so that your favorite kitty can lounge in style. Your cat will love this DIY cat hammock made from an old table and supplies from the hardware store.

I already had this wood table that is right by the front door that holds stuff we need to put down as we enter the house. Like most things I seem to up-cycle for my home, I found it out in the field when I was going for a walk and dragged it back home. It’s 50 pounds and I had to carry it half a mile back to my house. Needless to say my muscles were quite sore the next day.

I started by drilling small holes in the for posts underneath the table and screwed in eye hooks. Then I found an old piece of fake leather fabric and cut it into a square a bit bigger than the top of the table so that the when the fabric is attached it hangs down a bit and my cat can snuggle in.

I poked holes in each corner of the fabric and secured it to the eye screws with cariabiners. They can easily clip on and off if I need to wash the fabric.

Next I screwed on a broom head to use as a place for her to scratch her body on. If you have cats you’ll know then like to smoosh their faces on the corners of walls and furniture and scratch their butts on anything that feels good.

Pom poms were tied onto skinny rope and stapled to the underside of the table. These are fun for her to bat at and attack.

Wrap rope from the dollar store around the legs of the table to make a scratching post. Staple it in place using a staple gun.

The final product

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Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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