How to Make a Window Perch for Your Cat
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 Milo, Living home editor Lorna Aragon's cat, is loving here.
Before you begin, learn our tips on how to work with leather and sewing leather. This project calls for cutting, hole punching, and gluing leather.