How to Build a Cat Climbing Tower

So you need to know how to build a cat climbing tower to keep kitty up from the drapes? Or has kitty been eying your coat shelf as a nice snug hideaway? Either way, its a chance to provide her with her own cat climbing tower to supply her a place to burn up that excess energy in addition to calories as well as a high, secluded spot for those necessary cat naps!

Where to Start

You can get some good ideas for cat climbing rises by looking at some of the pre-made ones in pet outlets and online. You can see all kinds from a simple post along with a platform to the Taj Mahal of kitty condos. Perform reality check of the space you have available for your cat climbing tower and your skills.

Reality Check

Do you have a whole room available for your personal masterpiece? Kitty will be thrilled. Or a corner by a eye-port. Kitty will still be pleased. How tall can you make your kitty climbing tower? Floor to ceiling. Purrrrr. Or significantly less. Mrrow?

What do-it-yourself skills do you have? And what tools? Certainly you will need to be able to use a power saw and a drill. You’ll have some basic carpentry skills to build a cat climbing tree, have the capacity to measure and cut the lumber you need for tools and base as well as assembly.

What materials do you have around or are willing to buy? You will need plywood for the base plus platforms, hardware, one or more posts, sisal rope, carpet and even carpet adhesive for a basic tower. Are these resources you have on hand or will need to buy?


It really is less complicated the first time if you have a plan that will take you step by step over the details, especially of assembly. Someone else has already made every one of the mistakes and learned from them, no reason for you to transform the wheel while you figure out how to build a cat climbing system.

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