With prices continuing to rise on just about everything in today's market, do it yourself cat tree plans have become a sought after resource and offer cat owners a good solution for saving on all types of cat furniture.
When it comes to cat trees, cat towers, and cat condos, you tend to get what you pay for unless you decide to do it yourself and build your own. A diy cat tree is the quickest way to ensure you end up with exactly what you want and usually isn't a big nightmare with a good set of blueprints.
On average cat trees can cost anywhere between $50 and $250. Don't be lured by cheaper models or you'll just be throwing money away. And only opt for a higher end model if you have a lot of extra greenbacks burning a hole in your pants.
But that doesn't mean we can't provide our favorite felines with an area to romp, scratch, play, and lounge. It's easy to learn how to make a cat tree. Your cat is sure to be excited over any cat tree you make and will reward you with a life full of love and companionship.
A couple of days ago I was searching through some user submitted cat pictures online and came across one that had a cat with one of those cones veterinarians place around the heads of cats and dogs to prevent them from biting at an injury. The caption read, "Mai Kat Tree Kolapsed".
It was a cute headline, but also made me remember why learning how to construct a cat tree has more benefits than just saving you money. When you pick out an extremely inexpensive cat tree, you run the risk of purchasing furniture that is poorly built which can pose a potential health hazard for your cat.
Cat trees can rock and/or completely collapse if they don't have the proper weight distribution and connections between posts and platforms. Plus, your cats will be running, jumping, and chasing each other on the tree, so it must be able to withstand the added force and not collapse.
Nobody wants a cat tree that could potentially injure their kitty.
If you are living paycheck to paycheck, you might want to consider free cat tree designs, but they often have drawbacks. They also don't provide you with a lot of building options, so you usually don't get exactly what you want and may become frustrated before your project is complete.
The work around solution is to spend just a little bit of money on a good set of cat tree plans straight from a reputable manufacturer. These kinds of cat tree plans often give you several different designs to select from and are often "mix and match" so you can make a kitty mansion if you so desire.
A lot of times, you can find them for as little as $10. You'll realize building your own cat tree really is quite simple with the right set of cat tree plans.