DIY Wine Box Cat Perch

Wed, Apr 15, 2009

Climbing & Perching, DIY Projects

Moderncat reader, and AT Unplggd contributor, Sonia sent me some photos of the cool kitty perch she made using a wine box and some Ikea shelf brackets. Sonia’s moderncats Dim Sum and Gizmo love hanging out next to their mom’s desk while she works. I love the photos below of Dim Sum peeking out of his perch!

You can see more photos here and check out the cool charity t-shirts for Sonia’s Brooklyn-based animal rescue Feral for Life.

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15 Responses to “DIY Wine Box Cat Perch”

  1. 1
    Esz

    How ingenious AND adorable. Those kitties sure look comfy.

  2. 2
    bonfei

    So cute. Now the cats can supervise and make sure mom is working :)

  3. 3
    Ellen Tabieros

    great idea!

  4. 4
    Rhonda K

    What a wonderful idea! My husband is having the same problem. Our youngest likes to try and ‘catch’ the mouse on the screen and then takes a nap between screen and keyboard… ;) I’m thinking of installing something similar!!!

  5. 5
    jmuhj

    Thanks for sharing and hope everyone clicks on the link and reads about these wonderful rescuers of ferals in Brooklyn.

  6. 6
    Melissa

    Love it!

  7. 7
    Carolina Niebres

    Awesome! I’ll have to see what we can do. Our cat has a chair that she lays in when I’m working on my computer.

  8. 8
    Matt

    I couldn’t remember where I saw this and wanted to give credit where it is due. After reading the post, I immediately called my local wine shoppe and had them set a wooden wine box aside. It is now my little guy’s favorite place to lay and watch over his world. Thanks for the great idea!

  9. 9
    Winepine

    Great pictures! Your cats are adorable. Cats really love wine crate bed perches. We have two cats, and each one has their own!


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  1. [...] Sonia had two cats that couldn’t get enough of lounging on her desk. When the lounging started interfering with her work, she decided a creative solution was in order to tempt her cats away from her desk. Using some shelf brackets from Ikea and a wooden wine box she scored from a wine store, she built a kitty perch in a small nook next to her desk. The cats appear especially pleased with the depth of the box and their new found ability to peek over the edge at Sonia working below. For other cool cat-centric DIY projects make sure to check out how to make a cat haven out of shelves and how to build a cat cave. Wine Box Turned Cat Condo [via Modern Cat] [...]

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  3. [...] Sonia had two cats that couldn’t get enough of lounging on her desk. When the lounging started interfering with her work, she decided a creative solution was in order to tempt her cats away from her desk. Using some shelf brackets from Ikea and a wooden wine box she scored from a wine store, she built a kitty perch in a small nook next to her desk. The cats appear especially pleased with the depth of the box and their new found ability to peek over the edge at Sonia working below. For other cool cat-centric DIY projects make sure to check out how to make a cat haven out of shelves and how to build a cat cave. Wine Box Turned Cat Condo [via Modern Cat] [...]

  4. [...] Sonia had two cats that couldn’t get enough of lounging on her desk. When the lounging started interfering with her work, she decided a creative solution was in order to tempt her cats away from her desk. Using some shelf brackets from Ikea and a wooden wine box she scored from a wine store, she built a kitty perch in a small nook next to her desk. The cats appear especially pleased with the depth of the box and their new found ability to peek over the edge at Sonia working below. For other cool cat-centric DIY projects make sure to check out how to make a cat haven out of shelves and how to build a cat cave. Wine Box Turned Cat Condo [via Modern Cat] [...]

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