Living Pets Cats How to Make a Cat Basket 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. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on March 15, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: GIEVES ANDERSON 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. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of cat crafts. What You'll Need Materials Basket (Pictured: Room & Board Bangla Storage Basket, 16", in Natural) Drill Fender washers (Pictured: The Rivet Gallery Stainless Steel Fender Washers, 1⁄4" by 1") Screws, 1/4 inch Instructions 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.