Pet Furniture catree

Published on January 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


PJÄS cat tree

Materials: PJÄS dish, shelves supports, PVC pipe, drywall anchors, rope, hot glue, table adjustable leg

Description: First I attached the adjustable leg to the PVC pipe with screws.

I then covered the pipe with sisal rope and attached the shelves supports using drywall’s anchors.

The PJÄS dishes were secured with Ø 4 mm millimetric screws, metal rings and nuts.
The tree was set in place simply by rotating the adjustable leg up against the ceiling (I used a wood bowl to protect the ceiling).

~ Ricardo Gonçalves, Porto, Portugal

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Jules Yap

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13 Responses to PJÄS cat tree

  1. Sharon says:

    I love this, I just made my own and it is awesome!! What type of drywall anchors did you use for the shelf brackets??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Genius! I will be making my own version.

  3. Andrea says:

    Very well done!

  4. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Your cats obviously love it, but why not add a shelf half way up for them?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Cats climb trees outside. This isn’t much different. They climb up the rope.

    However, older and de-clawed cats would have problems getting up to the baskets so having a few small shelves going up to the baskets would be helpful for them. Plus, for any cat, it would be additional perching places to keep an eye on their “house” and their “people”!

    I just might ask hubby to make one of these, only with shelves, too.


  6. Anonymous says:


  7. The baskets have an internal metal structure so they’re really tough.
    Each basket has two screws, one on the bottom attached to the shelf support and another on the border attached to the tree.
    I made this tree in August 2010 and the only thing I had to replace was the rope.
    Shanti (the darker female) usually flies from the basket to the ground or to the sofa next to it. Suresh (the whiter male) normally tries to slide down the pole but he’s kind of clumsy so he end’s up falling to the sofa.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m concerned the baskets would easily rip off due to the type of material. Also it would never stand a chance holding my tubby cats. Good idea if it were safer. Maybe have the baskets attached to a solid board.

  9. Anonymous says:

    For how are they already using it? I have 4 cats and am currently checking which would be the best idea to appy on them :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    They climb the tree!! And they’re great at landing on their feet!

  11. Anonymous says:

    They don’t jump in.

    They are placed there & make suicide jumps to the floor, testing the notion of having 9 lives.

    Or the next hack will be 100 uses for dead cats. LOL.

    Or they are part of a secret Portuguese plan to develop flying cats, as mere walking ones aren’t vile enough.

    Or they levitate, because they are wearing anti-grav collars which Ricardo hacked using Ikea’s Floatus oven mitts!

    Or these are LOLCATS. They never move, just loll about.

    Or the Fire Brigade will have to be called to remove them from the tree.

  12. Pete says:

    Interesting, but how do those baskets survive the cats jumping way up into them? Seems they’d be destroyed in short order

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