Joan Laisney from Carlsbad, California got creative when she wanted to make a climbing shelf for her cats. Instead of starting from scratch, she converted a bamboo screen into a climbing structure. Here’s how she explains the project:
“Using a bamboo folding screen, three pressboard shelves, and large cup hooks, we drilled two holes in each side of the boards (didn’t need any on the back sides) and cut 8″ holes in opposite ends of the shelves using a jig saw so our cats can jump between the different levels.
With birdfeeders outside the window and the bamboo to hide behind, our cats love safely watching the constant bird show outside! Best of all, the project cost under $20, plus the price of the bamboo screen.”
What a creative and simple way to customize something for your cats! Great job!
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The Catification column on JacksonGalaxy.com is written by Cat Style Expert, Kate Benjamin. Kate specializes in environmental enhancement for living with cats and is the founder and editor of hauspanther.com, the premiere online magazine for design-conscious cat people. Kate’s design expertise and Jackson’s cat behavior know-how combine to create cat-friendly environments that are sure to please both human and feline family members alike.
We regret that Jackson does not answer questions posted in the comments. This is due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives. But most importantly, since he has not met your cat, it would be contrary to his approach for him to give specific personalized advice for your specific situation. That being said, general questions and issues are addressed throughout this blog, in his book CAT DADDY and of course, the show My Cat From Hell.