DIY Cat Trees

2 Materials
2 Hours

You want only the best for your pet, but cat trees can be costly! Check out these amazing ideas from other Hometalkers to DIY your own cat tree for a fraction of the price.

Easy Real Branch DIY Cat Tree

Easy Real Branch DIY Cat Tree

This easy DIY cat tree uses real tree branches for an inexpensive way to give your beloved cats something to lounge on and keep them busy. You’ll need branches from your backyard, and some plywood from any local store. The natural look is a great alternative to the typical carpeted cat trees and it's easy to customize the project to your exact needs. Check out the full project here:

Simple DIY Side Table Cat Tree for Your Kitty

Simple DIY Side Table Cat Tree for Your Kitty

If you have an old side table that’s no longer in use, you have the perfect making for a DIY cat tree for your beloved kitty! Side tables come in all different shapes and sizes but all you need is a little paint and creativity. Octagon side tables make a particularly cool cat tree because you can stack them and build carpeted ledges that your cat will love scratching and climbing on. Add some paint and this tree is ready for some serious play time.

Simple DIY Side Table Cat Tree

Simple DIY Side Table Cat Tree for Your Kitty

Wooden crates make great materials for cat trees as they are easy to find and simple to work. You can attach them side by side or one on top of the other to create a fun and enjoyable place for your cats to hang out. All you’ll need is some paint, cushions and fabric and you’re ready to create the cat tree of your cat’s dreams!

Scratching Treehouse DIY for your cat

Make Your Cat a Treehouse with This Easy DIY Scratching Post Project

Why build your kitty just a cat tree when you can build him an entire tree house with this easy tutorial! Many of the things you need can be found around your home and anything you don't have won't be expensive. You can also improvise by using alternative materials. The main thing with this project is to build a central small house and then multi-level platforms for your cat to walk around on. You can use anything to finish it and will find some great ideas here.

DIY Wooden Crate Cat-Proof Christmas Tree

Unique DIY Wooden Crate Cat-Proof Christmas Tree

Forgo the usual cats in the Christmas tree fiasco this year and make this unique DIY tree out of wooden crates! You'll need around 15 crates for this project, depending on the size you want it to be. Each crate will need to be painted green and after that all you have to do is attach them together and proceed to decorate. This easy DIY tree is unique and fun to make. As a bonus, your cat won't be able to destroy this tree, which will leave everyone happy.

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  • Kara Wurtzel Kara Wurtzel on Dec 07, 2017
    These are great. I recently priced cat trees in the pet store and they are a fortune. I'd love to make the one with branches. Functional AND pretty.

  • Kate Baxter Kate Baxter on Jul 11, 2020

    I live near the ocean and we gather big chunks of driftwood and let it dry and use them for our cat trees. I have one that I have had for over 20 years and they still haven't made a real dent in the posts!