Jessie’s DIY Cat Table

Wed, Feb 24, 2010

DIY Projects

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Jessie had some old weathered wood and an idea to make a rustic looking coffee table. Little did she know that it would be the perfect lounging area for her cats. The little patch of grass and the catnip garden are a perfect touch. (Don’t worry, she sealed the wood so the paint chips won’t flake off.)

Here’s a link to Jessie’s original post.

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35 Responses to “Jessie’s DIY Cat Table”

  1. 1
    Nikki

    That was very smart and I like it!! The little kitteh garden makes a nice touch. lots of noms!

  2. 2
    Etakeh

    That’s great! I keep having ideas of things I could build for my cats, but I’ve been afraid to start – my skills aren’t what they could be.

  3. 3
    Jamie

    Oooo, this would be awesome for my indoor kidders.

  4. 4
    Amy Woidtke

    That is so super cute! I love the stuff that comes through your website! Cool stuff for cool cats :)

    Blessings,
    Amy Woidtke
    interior decorator
    EcoKind Design spaces for love

  5. 5
    Karin

    That’s so sweet. And they look so happy!

  6. 6
    Terrie

    How cool! I really like the added grass and catnip areas :)

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  8. 8
    moj pies

    Nice!!! Greets from Poland:)

  9. 9
    Liz & Cassie

    Now, if I can just get someone to build one for Cassie, life will be bliss!

  10. 10
    Angela

    Wahoo! I love that cats just go where they please. :)

  11. 11
    Kikusia

    Great idea!
    Cats like freedom , how can you keep them on the leash,Jessie ?

  12. 12
    Jessie

    Thanks everybody! It’s been a big hit with the kitties and it really has mostly kept them out of the rest of my plants. Kikusia- only one of my (4) cats wears a leash outside because she has been known to leap off the deck and get lost for hours at a time. I live in a city so that isn’t safe for her. It’s not actually tied to anything– just having it on seems to discourage her from leaping.

  13. 13
    Jack

    That a cool project, even if it wasn’t cat-approved.

  14. 14
    MarsPolarLander

    Love this innovative cat table!

  15. 15
    Kii

    Re: Etakeh, comment 2:

    Go ahead and build! Use cheap materials, like Jessie’s weathered wood, and give it a shot. Your skills will only improve and I think your cats will like what you build, even if it’s a bit rough.

  16. 16
    Marg

    Now if those were our kitties on that table, the plants would be totally dug up and shredded. But that does look like a great idea. Like the table.

  17. 17
    Alexandrea M

    Hmm..I think I do need to build one for indoors!

  18. 18
    jmuhj

    This table fits in exactly with our sense of style and my need to prioritize cat bliss! Thanks for sharing. (Very nice-looking cats, too, btw!)

  19. 19
    ihavecat

    this is fantastic! looks great and very cat-friendly! love it!
    Wish i had the space for it but sadly living in NYC i need every inch i have!
    T

  20. 20
    Anna P

    Love the rustic look and the catnip plants – what a great idea!

  21. 21
    girl from arizona

    Wow – the timing on this couldn’t be better! In the middle of major back yard renovations including a deck and an herb garden along a fence border. The cats already love smelling and sitting on the herbs and sunning on the deck. I have plenty of scrap left to work with to make them their own space. Thanks for the inspiration Jessie!

  22. 22
    Marty from Urban Pet Haus

    I want one for my crew. They would own it in a heartbeat! Thanks Kate and Jessie!

  23. 23
    Daniela Caride

    Wow! Looks really pretty! I love the rustic wood.

  24. 24
    Little Doll

    Good idea! I buy wheat grass in containers for my indoor cats every couple of weeks.

  25. 25
    Sharon

    I have the perfect place for this in my garden. Kitter is going to love this!

  26. 26
    stephanie

    THAT is so adorable! What lucky kitties.

  27. 27
    Linda

    I love the creativit;y of these ideas, using things that we have or can be found at yard sales. it makes it fun to have to find the supplies, then to create the projects, and see our babies enjoy the results. plus the projects are family friendly, so the kids can join in the fun. my first project is going to me the window seats. wish me luck :)

  28. 28
    Sheena

    nice! I always have a “cat garden.”

  29. 29
    ericwertz

    Wow, Jessie’s two cats are indistinguishable from our two cats.
    If they see this, I’ll have lost another weekend day building furniture for them.

  30. 30
    Lindsay

    That’s such a cool idea and looks great! Definitely a good idea for apartment living with the grass and catnip. And I’m glad I’m not the only one that puts my indoor cat on a leash for some fresh air.

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    DeKa

    To Jessie, I was wondering about the leash…Then I read your comment # 12 and now I am concerned because if the kitty would leap off the balcony…she could get hurt. Please consider not allowing her to go outside…Perhaps installing a window that would allow her to experience the outdoors without going outside.

  33. 33
    Mary Rose

    That is beautiful! And the furbabies look so happy :) I was so surprised that the catnip looks intact, though. Some are affected differently, but when I grew catnip on a windowsill mine went crazy over it. It ended up shredded and completely demolished! Lucky to have such well-behaved babies!


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