Moderncat reader Ashii from Minnesota was looking for a very specific piece of cat furniture to accommodate the needs of her family. Ashii and her partner Ippocratis recently adopted a Siamese kitten named Sasha to keep their little dog Remy company. The two get along beautifully, however, they needed separate places for mealtime, because there was too much sharing going on.
Ashii wanted just the right piece of cat furniture, and it had to have modern style to fit with their decor. Here are her design criteria:
- A stand which was high enough to place food out of reach from our extremely cat-like, tenacious, food monger dog.
- ‘Cats only’ area where Sasha can get an aerial view, soak up some sun, or take a cat nap without interruption.
- Modern design, so our apartment wouldn’t look like you took a wrong turn into animal alley.
After lots of searching, Ashii couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for so she took matters into her own hands. She designed this very unique and modern cat stand and found a local craftsman to build it for her. The stand is made of poplar wood stained espresso with brushed stainless steel bars. The pad on top is covered with sisal weave fabric and is attached with 3M Command Strips so it can be easily changed with the seasons or when it becomes worn.
The stand measures just over 4 feet tall, 13 inches deep, and 2 feet long. The total cost was $300, not bad for a custom design. It meets the family’s needs perfectly and Sasha (who might be the cutest thing ever!) absolutely loves it.
Thank you so much to Ashii for sharing this wonderful project!