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The Evolution of a Homemade Cat Tower

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Industrial designer, Ilshat Garipov, took his homemade DIY cat tower to the people of Reddit. That is when the design of the tower evolved into something else. The cats went from living in a humble cat tower made from wood scraps, to a luxury modular tower complex complete with sheep skin cushions.

I got to talk with Ilshat, and ask him how he came up with the idea and how it evolved from a homemade DIY into a premium designer piece.

Where did you get the idea to build a cat tower?

I built the first cat bed tower for my cats, to help them escape from my little daughter’s importunate attention.

How did you end up building your first cat tower? 

It was built out of wood remnants from a repair. I also used a bamboo screen, and the ramps were made out of carpet and wood.

When I built the first prototype, I posted it to Reddit. I got so many positive comments that I decided to design another one.

DIY Cat Bed Wall Tower

What happened next?

For the new design I wanted to bring modern and minimalistic design to the cats’ living space and make it kind of an art object for the wall.

So I posted it again on Reddit. I got much more positive feedback that I decided to bring it to the market.

Cat Bed Designs

Cat Beds Before After

Cat Bed Tower

Cat Bed Tower

The Tower

The wall mounted tower comes in a range of colors and includes: 4 modules, 4 sheep skin pillows, and a staircase. For more info visit Catissa. And you can get a 20% discount when you use the coupon “hometreeatlas”.

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June 26, 2014 in DIY

6 Responses to The Evolution of a Homemade Cat Tower

  1. Diane Smith September 24, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    Wow, even the before was great idea and wonderful. My sisters have cats and one set are quiet the other set of cats are very active, you can find them anywhere, even in the kitchen cupboard when the doors are accidentally left open, they are the explorers in this world, not afraid….

  2. Sherren Anderson September 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Fantastic idea for Cat Condos !!!! As we have 2 Cat’s … They would Love this as well !!!!

  3. Tammy September 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    LOVE this! Great job in making something visually appealing and awesome for your kitties! I like the before version as well–makes a corner of the room that much more useful.

  4. Corinna September 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    I love all of these projects. I live a very small apt and I have a very tall and long Russian Blue Kitty named “Smokey, Baby, Baby, Baby, Boy Cat” aka Smokey, Mokey, Mokes, Come to your Mumma……
    I am going to give it a try and build him something where he can hang out “High”! He’ll enjoy being the king of his castle !! Well he already does that, enjoy’s being the King. When I finish I will send some photo’s. thanks for sharing your photo’s. Are there any step by step instructions? Or do I just go for it?

    • Jacob September 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

      Just go for it Corinna!

  5. Catherine July 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    love this idea.
    I am a DIY cabinetry enthusiast. got lots of wood panels at home. was thinking to make a tower for the kitties. will use your idea. thanks