As pet owners, it’s only natural to want the best for your furkid. Pampering your pet isn't difficult, especially with the increasing supply of pet-centred products. On the contrary, you may just be spoilt for choice with the array of products – from smart-toys to accessories to furniture. However, when it comes to cat furniture, feline pawrents are not exposed to as many choices.
While there is an increasing number of modern cat furniture—apart from the usual scratching post or cat condos—they are not as readily available in Singapore pet shops. While nothing quite beats the original product, here is a series of feline furniture to inspire your crafty self with!Craftsman MADE by Okawa Kagu Source: My Modern Met
The brainchild of Okawa Kagu from Japan, this collection consists of human-like furniture for cats. Taking inspiration from real furniture, Japanese artisans scaled them down to cater to the average feline size. Made from quality wood—like pine and dark—the collection ranges from sofas to beds.
Unless you’re experienced in woodwork or possess the skills of these Japanese artisans, creating your own out of high-quality wood may not be the best idea. However, with materials like cardboard or wooden boxes, you just might be able to improvise.
Create a sofa by simply cutting out the silhouette of a basic sofa (without the legs) from a cardboard or wooden box. You can then fill it with comfortable cushions for your cat to lie on. You may also choose to decorate the sofa with cat-safe materials to look like your own or simply decorate it to attract your feline.Landmarks by Poopy Cat Source: Plain Magazine
Instead of going through the trouble of showing your feline the world, bring the world to it with the landmarks playhouses from Poopy Cat. These playhouses are modelled after seven various landmarks and are perfect for the cats that constantly seek comfort in cardboard boxes despite the soft beds they have. Landmarks are detailed to perfection and even has certain elements of play included.Source: Martha Stewart
Try your hand at making a playhouse for your feline. If you’re not as confident, consider beginning with a simpler design and progressively move towards creating one as intricate and detailed as the landmarks. Each time you create a playhouse for practice, your feline gets one extra to play with. It's a win-win situation for all.LURVIG by IKEA Source: IKEA
IKEA launched its pet collection back in 2017, however it was only available in five countries. With support from trained veterinarians, this collection features a large assortment of furniture from cat house on legs to cushions to play tunnels.
Because of its design simplicity, it may be easier to mimic this collection. Create your own version of a cat bed with a foldable cloth storage box. Snip an opening at any of the four sides of the box to act as the opening. You may choose to customise it further or simply include a blanket or cushion in the box for your feline to call home.