This aerial perch doesn't just get your cat's bed up off the floor; it encourages her to leap, scratch, and survey the living room (i.e., her kingdom) like her inner Simba.
Photography: Gieves Anderson
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2019
Fender washers are commonly used in automotive, plumbing, and electrical projects. The zinc-plated finish on this hardware helps to resist corrosion. The diameter of washer is the size bolt that you should use. (For example, a 1/4 washer fits a 1/4 bolt.)
No cat? Mount a basket where you need on-the-spot storage: cozy throws next to the sofa, stuffed animals by a kid's bed, rolled towels in the guest bath. (Also pictured: West Elm Waffle-Weave Throw, in Rosette, $39, westelm.com. IKEA Lisabo Coffee Table, $99, ikea.com.)
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Align two fender washers and screws into the bottom end of a sturdy basket. Drill, securing basket into the wall. (Tip: Using extra-large washers will help distribute her weight and limit wear and tear on the fibers.)
Add a snug blanket. She just may deign to thank you.