My Design’s Dreamy!: Linda’s Cat Tower
Design: The Cat Tower
Price: $20 (recycled baker’s rack, without pans)
Location: Duane Street, NYC
Pet’s Name: Carrie
Size & Type: Cat, 8 lb.
“A second hand baker’s rack became a tower for Carrie, by inserting a few shelves at different angles, covered with different fabrics or pieces of old rugs. The Cat Tower is both activity center and an organizer. Things Carrie gets attached to–feathers, string, toys, scratching post, etc.–get attached to the tower….” [more below]
She can rappel up the mesh side panel. The decor changes from time to time: sometimes she has curtains around the upper portion for instance.
The tower allows her to sit at eye level with people; if people are on the sofa, she is on the second or third shelf, usually playing with the catnip glove; if we are sitting at dinner she is on the third shelf; if there are a lot of guests and people are standing, she sits on the top (plexiglass) shelf, being a hostess.