Emma exploring her new real estate.
Emma was a rescue kitty that I saw a picture of on a web site. I went and visited her at her foster mom's house, where she was still weaning a her litter of kittens.
I waited until after all of her kittens were adopted to bring her home.
View towards the entry door. Bathroom on right, coat closet on left. The shelves actually rest partly on the door frames, which worked really well!
Shelf over coat closet, to the left of the front door. Guess I should glue those carpet corners down.
Shelf above the shoe cabinet, and to the left, the view down the hall to the living room.
The carpet sections are made from thrift store bathroom carpets, washed and cut down to fit, leaving the bound edges facing out. I heat-glued them to the shelves.
The "tree" thing is a piece of cat furniture from Ikea.
Another view of the cat tree and step-up shelf to high shelves.
Long view down the hall towards the entry.
The carpet on the climbing post, with the black ABS fittings on top and bottom, still needs to be glued down the rest of the way. They are already using it though.
The most recent shelf is the one on the left under the cat.
Really - I can quit anytime I want!
Griffin on the prowl.
Griffon was a rescue kitty who was found crying under a bush. Her mother was also a silver tail-less tabby who was unfortunately too feral for Griffon's rescuers to capture.
My what a pretty girl!
The vertical black climbing pole is made with ABS pipe. I cut the pipe to fit, using a hack saw, then used ABS fittings at top and bottom.
The fitting on the bottom is a screw-on type, which I used to adjust the pressure fit against the ceiling.
The claw-friendly carpet that is wrapped around the pipe is a carpet runner I bought at Ikea for cheap. I removed the binding around the edges and heat-glued it to the pole before mounting it.
The view back down the hall towards the living room.
If you are curious, this is a 530 square foot studio condo.
Yes, you're very clever!
My kids can keep an eye on whatever I'm doing!