Cat Window Perch
Your feline knows that her ancestors were worshipped as goddesses in ancient Egypt. No wonder she gives you the side-eye when you expect her to curl up just anywhere, like some run-of-the-mill mammal. Build your domestic deity a place in the sun with a window seat that lets her scale new heights, settle in, and dream of the good old days.
This project calls for three essential to-dos:
Make the seat: Using a jigsaw, cut out a plywood ledge, cover the raw edges with leather, and secure it with decorative gold nails.
Hang it tight: Suspend the seat from a window jamb with gold-finish eye hooks, S-hooks, and plumbers' safety chain.
Cozy it up: Add a cushion and sheepskin, like the ones Milo, Living home editor Lorna Aragon's cat, is loving here.
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