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.

hanging cat basket with white and gray cat inside

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.

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What You'll Need


  • 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


  1. 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.)

  2. Add a snug blanket. She just may deign to thank you.

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