DIY Kitty Condo From Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Thu, Aug 11, 2011

DIY Projects

Lowe’s Creative Ideas put together an awesome set of instructions and a demo video showing you how to make this cool 3-section kitty condo using basic supplies.

It starts with a cardboard concrete form and a carpet runner. A little adhesive (look for one that says non-toxic when dry) and voila!

Visit the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website for all the instructions or check out this video to see how it’s done (if you can’t see the video below in your email, click here to watch it on the site).

Thanks to Moderncat reader Jim for the find!

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22 Responses to “DIY Kitty Condo From Lowe’s Creative Ideas”

  1. 1
    kendy

    This was in their catalog a few months back. I want to try and make one for my cat Mar. Since the supplies seem inexpensive I was thinking of making one for the local cat rescue as well!

  2. 2
    Terrie

    That is really cool!

  3. 3
    Andrea

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING!! NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT TO LOOK ON LOWE’S WEBSITE FOR KITTY IDEA!!

    I’m SOOOOO MAKING this and covering it with sisal rope so they can scratch the sides!

  4. 4
    Vicki

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. 5
    Eva

    OMG! If I had a weekend with absolutely nothing to do, I might just try to make this! :D Maybe a winter project?

  6. 6
    jmuhj

    Great, affordable and fun idea — can’t wait to make one for us!

  7. 7
    kittykitty

    neat =)

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    Andrea

    I’m making this and wrapping it in sisal rope. Thanks for posting! Thanks Lowe’s for thinking of the kitties.

  10. 10
    Nicole

    I love how inexpensive and easily customizable this is. Green carpet match your house better? Have a princess and want it in pink? I mean, you could keep building on it too. Make a pyramid as big as a wall. Love it!

  11. 11
    Linda

    Great Idea for fundraising.. thank you Lowe’s !!!

  12. 12
    DeKa

    Thanks for the idea. I think I will try to make one.

  13. 13
    Sandra Sato

    I really like this idea. I think that even I might be able to do that without messing it up – too much.

  14. 14
    Via Negativa

    Such a cool idea! We didn’t know those were available. We were able to get a freecycled cardboard tunnel that had commercial printing paper on it. After looking at lots of cat tree designs, we finally picked one we liked from a catalogue to use for a pattern, thank goodness that we have something to start with already! Maybe this will be the next project after the cat tree is finished.:)

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    Singapore Pet Boarding

    I love DIY projects! My husband would love making these fun apparatus for the kitties to play with.

  17. 17
    Pamela

    I find that cat condos, gyms etc are great for kittens but too small for adult cats, especially large cats like mine. I’d try to buy wider tubes and I’d cut them twice as long. Maybe even make a pile of five or seven. You could always use a couple of the spaces for storing shoes or something too :)

  18. 18
    allisa

    anyone priced the tubes, glue and runners ?

  19. 19
    Deanna

    I made this for my two rescue kittens — they love it! It’s in front of the patio doors so they can watch the birds. One kitty loves to scratch horizontally so she’s already ripped the top up a bit but I figured on replacing that with the leftover carpet pieces anyway, and it really doesn’t look too bad. Not dirt cheap to make (cement form: $11-15, carpet runner: $20, Liquid Nails (we needed two tubes): $10-12). I also needed my boyfriend’s help with sawing the form — not as easy as it looks to get those pieces even! Also highly recommend using one piece of carpet per tube as they specify. It took a bit of effort to get it laid down even and smooth and to get the glue to grip it (had to clamp it down in places) and pieces would just take too long, I think. I’m picky about the look of pet furniture and this looks cute and modern and it’s so easy to move, too.

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    Teresa

    Looks easy enough and you can add more ideas to it, upright tube for those long stretching types. Also feel that the idea of covering with sisal rope adds more variety for the bored feline. wonderful idea. Tahn k you so much.


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