It’s no secret that our cats, Honky (top) and Orville (bottom) rule the roost. The furniture is all theirs really, from the bed to my desk, and every inch of space in between. Even though they’re not wanting for cozy nap spots, I couldn’t help but augment their existing favorite wine crate bed into a deluxe double decker model, so they could share the coveted window spot by the heater vent without any scuffles. All I did was drill some holes in the crates and attached them with wood screws — two on the bottom and two on the sides to attach the base to the second crate, and then four on the top crate. It is sturdy, but just in case our heavy-footed and clumbsy boy Orville may knock it over, I put a heavy rock at the front of the bottom crate to offset the other side and create more stability.
I’m really pleased with the result, and as you can see, the cats don’t mind it either. I’d like to do a few more things to finish it, sew some coordinated cushions, maybe line the vertical crate with jute or rope so they can scratch on it, and my husband has suggested perhaps painting it. What do you think? Have any ideas to jazz it up and complete our new piece of pet furniture? — Megan B.