Yard Waste Transformed into Cat Furniture

via diycozyhome.com

I thought of Jan when I saw this. Jan tackled an arborist’s job last week, taking down some seriously huge tree branches. Mr TF has done some of that (like Jan, pruning big branches hovering over the fence onto our property) and it was a big project for him, requiring the rigging of some climbing equipment up the hillside so that he didn’t end up in ER. Anyway, he works out every day and is veering into geezer territory, but it was still it was a big job, so we bow to Jan’s ambition and persistence in seeing the project through cuz we’ve been there.

via diycozyhome.com

When I saw this project, in which a yard waste tree project was transformed into a stylish cat tree, I bemoaned the fact that hubby had sawed those trees into firewood. We could have created a spectacular cat tree! All that is needed in addition to the tree trunk/big tree branch is a jigsaw, some plywood, carpet remnants, wood stain and sisal. They also mention lag screws, which I have never heard of nor know how to use (not surprisingly, since when I was in school there was no such thing as girls taking wood shop). But when you look at the step-by-step description of the process, it looks like a very doable DIY project. And the kittehs LOVE it!

via diycozyhome.com

Because of the drought, we have a couple of dead trees that will need to be removed, so maybe this is a project in our future! And when I say “we” I mean “hubby’s.” Complete instructions are available at DIY Cozy Home.

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Mousebreath Magazine is an award-winning online magazine that celebrates cats and the cat-centric lifestyle. Editor Karen Nichols is a popular conference speaker and writer, whose current project is The Cat Scout Handbook. She is also the denmaster at CatScouts.com.

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  1. Hahaha, me too! When I say we have a project, it’s really The Hubby’s job! I would love some big cat trees made from yard waste!

  2. Imagine our surprise when we dropped by and saw Jan’s name (instead of ours) on Mousebreath. It’s a good thing Mr. TF works out, if he’s playing with tree branches. They can be heavy! Be sure you two (meaning Mr. TF) don’t try to make a cat tree so large Mrs. TF (that’s you) gets a hernia moving it.

    Funny Farmer Felines

  3. Laurel Glasco says:

    Thank you so much for this article on transforming a dead tree into a cat playground. Last winter was very bad with below zero temps. We also had crape myrtle trees die and this idea is brilliant.

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