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This DIY Hammock Is The Perfect Feline-Friendly Addition To Your Home

by Ariana Seigel
Ariana lives in NYC but grew up in FL. She loves comedy, strong coffee, and impromptu performances by the mariachi bands on the subway.

Since our cats spend a lot of time lounging around the house, they might as well be as comfy as possible.

Whether it’s creating fun shelving for your kitties or building them a brand-new toy, DIY-ing is extra fun when you know it is in service of your favorite feline.

That’s why when I saw what Imgur user Wuto created for his furry friends, I knew I had to make one for my kitten at home!

With some rope, lumber and a few simple tools, this clever DIY-er built a hammock bed that looked so plush, I wished I could fit into it myself.

Buying a cat hammock online can be pretty pricey, but with a “can-do” spirit and a few spare hours, there’s no reason you can’t whip one up yourself.

Would your cat spend time in this adorable cat hammock? Let us know in the comments below!

Our DIY-er — Imgur user Wuto — started with about $30 worth of wood and then got to work.

Our DIY-er — Imgur user Wuto — started with about $30 worth of wood and then got to work.

He then started assembling the frame and base of his cat hammock.

He then started assembling the frame and base of his cat hammock.

Cat owners can usually choose from a freestanding hammock, like the hammock Watu created, or one that ties onto an existing structure — like a chair or bedpost.

Cat owners can usually choose from a freestanding hammock, like the hammock Watu created, or one that ties onto an existing structure — like a chair or bedpost.

Our DIY-er used inexpensive blankets from IKEA for the 'bed' part of this cat hammock.

Our DIY-er used inexpensive blankets from IKEA for the 'bed' part of this cat hammock.

He finished up the project by looping rope to strengthen the framework. The rope also provided something for his favorite felines to scratch.

He finished up the project by looping rope to strengthen the framework. The rope also provided something for his favorite felines to scratch.

This DIY is extra-special because it allows each kitty to have their own separate space.

This DIY is extra-special because it allows each kitty to have their own separate space.

If you're looking for something even simpler, you can also find 'cat hammock' patterns — which allow you to construct an even more low-maintenance version with a simple sewing kit.

If you're looking for something even simpler, you can also find 'cat hammock' patterns — which allow you to construct an even more low-maintenance version with a simple sewing kit.

A cat hammock is also super-transportable, so you can move it to different parts of your home, depending on where your cat feels most comfortable.

A cat hammock is also super-transportable, so you can move it to different parts of your home, depending on where your cat feels most comfortable.

If you've mastered the cat hammock, why not try fashioning your very own 'cat tent' with some old T-shirts and a few hangers?

If you've mastered the cat hammock, why not try fashioning your very own 'cat tent' with some old T-shirts and a few hangers?

A DIY 'cat food perch' is easy in a pinch, by upcycling an old cat scratching post and cutting a few holes.

A DIY 'cat food perch' is easy in a pinch, by upcycling an old cat scratching post and cutting a few holes.

An old basket and some rope is all it takes to create the perfect swing for your cats. Throw in a blanket and it'll be the comfiest spot in the house.

An old basket and some rope is all it takes to create the perfect swing for your cats. Throw in a blanket and it'll be the comfiest spot in the house.

Would you build a cat hammock for your feline friend? Let us know in the comments.

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