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10 Free DIY PVC Cat Furniture Ideas You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Cat furniture is an essential part of owning a cat, but it is certainly not cheap, especially if you have multiple cats. Cats love to climb and like to nap and rest where they have a high vantage point to scan their environment. Without dedicated furniture, they’ll climb whatever else they can find, resulting in broken ornaments and scratched furniture in your home!

You don’t need to fork out tons of cash to provide your feline with decent cat furniture, though, and there are so many designs online to help you out. PVC is a lightweight, inexpensive material, so it is an ideal choice to make your cat’s furniture from. In this article are 12 different DIY PVC cat furniture ideas that you can make at home today! Let’s check them out!divider-catclaw1

Our 10 Favorite DIY PVC Cat Furniture Ideas

1. Five-Tier Cat Tree by Cuteness

DIY PVC cat furniture
Image Credit: Cuteness

Do you have multiple cats in your home and not enough space for them all to nap? This five-tier cat tree will do just the trick! Using standard 1-inch PVC piping and four-way and three-way brackets, you can build this tree in a couple of hours, and it won’t cost you much either! Each tier has a plywood base of 18×18 inches. Once everything has been cut to size, you can assemble it in minutes and then customize it to your (or your cat’s) preferences.

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2. PVC Cat Hammock by Catranblog

DIY PVC cat furniture
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Cats love to nap on an elevated surface, whether it’s your bed or on the arm of your sofa. With this simple PVC hammock, you can make your cat their own elevated bed that is extremely lightweight and easy to move and quick and easy to make. All you need is a few lengths of 1-inch PVC pipe, four three-way brackets, and fabric of your choice to hang from the pipes. The thicker the fabric, the stronger it will be, but you could use strong, breathable material for summer months too. It’s also a breeze to remove and wash.

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3. Cactus Scratching Post by Miss Molly Says

DIY PVC cat furniture
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Cats need a dedicated scratching post if you want to keep your furniture intact, and PVC is a great way to build one cheaply and easily. This unique cactus design will enable your cat to scratch to their heart’s content, and it looks great too! All you’ll need is a thick plywood board to create a stable base for the post, PVC piping of around 3–4 inches (depending on the height that you want), two 90-degree elbow joints, and sisal rope to wrap around the piping. For added flair, dye the rope green for an authentic cactus appearance!

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4. PVC “Catio” by Our Repurposed Home

DIY PVC cat furniture
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When it comes to PVC piping and all the variety of joints and sizes, the only limit is your imagination. With a bit of time and planning, you can build a wide array of furniture for your cat, including this incredible “catio”! This design has netting around the entire perimeter to keep your cat safe with a small built-in door, and you can add PVC ladders, hammocks, trees, or any other designs to make a safe PVC playground for your feline.

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5. PJAS Cat Tree by Ikea Hackers

PJAS Cat Tree
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This PJAS Cat Tree is an inspiration to cat lovers everywhere. It’s not hard to make, and all you need is a PJAS dish, shelf supports, PVC pipe, and a few other materials. If your cats love to be up high where they can see everything but still be able to relax at the same time, this is the cat tree for them.

This tree allows your cat to get exercise climbing up and see all around it once it’s settled into the baskets and looking around.

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6. PVC Pipe Cat Condo by Knock Off Decor

PVC Pipe Cat Condo
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This PVC Pipe Cat Condo is perfect for someone with more than a couple of cats. You can make the bed supports from solid boards, canvas, and cloth. Make sure to put a bit more cloth over each bed to give your felines a little more privacy. If you build it right, this condo can comfortably fit seven to eight cats. They’ll enjoy the luxury of being up high but may fight over who gets the top bunk!

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7. Cat Tower with Hammock by Instructables

Cat Tower with Hammock
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This Cat Tower with Hammock is a bit difficult to build and fun for your felines to use. If you’re looking for a cat tower that has a hammock for your cat to lounge in but don’t want to pay a ton to purchase one, then you’re in luck. This cat tower uses materials such as PVC pipe, fabric for the hammock, and some shower curtain rings, along with various tools, and isn’t a project you want to take on alone if you’re a beginner DIYer. However, if you can build this cat tower, your cats will be forever grateful for this sturdy tower that has a hammock included.

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8. DIY Cat Cage by Port Side

If you want your cats to go outside, but don’t want them to be able to roam where they might get hurt or worse, this DIY Cat Cage has three layers and is perfect for multiple cats if needed. It’s simple yet effective and a pretty cage when it comes down to it.

Your cat can get fresh air and sunshine while still being protected from predators and other dangers.

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9. Double PVC Pipe Bunk Bed for Cats by Instructables

Double PVC Pipe Bunk Bed for Cats
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When you have more than one cat, they can end up fighting over which one gets to lay on the bed. This PVC Bunk Bed for Cats is a great way to provide your cats with the luxury they need. Although it’s designed for small dogs, it’s also perfect for lazy felines!

If you have more than two cats, you might need another one of these, but since they are easy to build and inexpensive at that, you shouldn’t have much of a problem. You can even place the bed in front of a window, so your cats can lounge in their bed and look out at the squirrels and birds running across the yard.

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10. PVC Cat Window Perch by Instructables

PVC Cat Window Perch
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If you’re tired of your cat getting on the counters, furniture, and tables to see out of your windows, this PVC Cat Window Perch is for you. You can easily fix this window perch, then place it in a window to save your couch from getting fur all over it. Make sure to place a pillow or something on the perch to ensure your cat’s comfort while it’s looking at the birds in the yard.

Alternatively, if you want to surprise your cat with something cool, check out the Hepper Hi-Lo Cat Scratcher. It's not just a scratcher; it's a piece of modern furniture that your cat can play on. It's got a curvy design that's perfect for stretching and moving, and it's built tough with strong birch plywood and thick B-flute cardboard. You can adjust it to three different heights, which keeps cats entertained. Plus, it won't break the bank! Our cats love it, and we do too.

Tony and Cheetah playing on Hepper Hi Lo Cat Scratcher

At Excited Cats, we’ve admired Hepper for many years, and decided to take a controlling ownership interest, so that we could benefit from the outstanding designs of this cool cat company!



When it comes to PVC piping, your imagination is the only limit, and you can make amazing furniture for your cat in just a few hours, at little cost. Whether you need a new scratching post, cat tree, or even a large cat condo, PVC piping and a bit of patience can yield great results. Have you made furniture for your cats from PVC? Show us your pictures in the comments!

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Featured Image Credit: Roy Buri, Pixabay