9 Free DIY Cat Tree Plans

Free Plans for Building a Cat Tree (Condo/House/Stand)

Playful Tabby Cat Resting on Cat Tree Indoors
Purple Collar Pet Photography / Getty Images

If you're a cat owner or have someone in your life who is, you'll want to look at this list of free DIY cat tree plans so you can build that lucky kitty their very own play place.

These free cat tree plans include photos, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions so you can build a cat tree that's perfect for your cat and the space you have to put it in.

You'll find plans for the traditional cat tree but also for a cat condo, house, and simple stand. It's a...MORE ​straightforward building project that you should be able to put together with ease for a reasonable cost.

If you like these free woodworking plans, you might also like plans that help you build a dog house, chicken coop, birdhouse, rabbit hutch, deer stand, jewelry box, tree house, loft bed, deck, or porch swing.

  • 01 of 09
    A cat on a carpeted cat tower
    Imgur

    This free cat tower plan at Imgur stands 6 feet tall with 2 platforms - one at the top and one a few feet from the base, as well as an empty, carpeted inside for the cat to move up and down through.

    There are several images in this plan as well as specific instructions on what to do to build the whole thing.

  • 02 of 09
    Illustration of a cat tree with five platforms
    wikiHow.com

    This is another cat tree that should be very simple to build. It's made up of 5 platforms with 4 supporting beams.

    The second half of this guide at wikiHow shows how to make a different cat tree by using an old wooden ladder.

  • 03 of 09
    A photo of a cat in a DIY cat tree made with real branches
    Brittany Goldwyn 

    Brittany Goldwyn has designed this DIY cat tree that's more than just fun for your cat, it also looks like a piece of natural art you can place anywhere in your home. 

    Using real tree branches, plywood, stones, rope, and faux greenery, your indoor kitty will love their new cat tower. 

    There's a supplies list, building instructions, and color photos to help you build this beginning woodworking project. 

  • 04 of 09
    Illustration of a cat tree
    Dadand.com

    dadand.com has this one-page PDF file that serves as a guide for building a cat condo as seen in this picture. 

    Including the bottom piece, this cat condo is comprised of four platforms and three support beams. 

    The whole project is estimated to cost around $25 and take two hours to finish.

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  • 05 of 09
    A cat condo with baskets and a scratching post
    HGTV

    HGTV has a free cat condo plan that uses PVC pipe covered with rope for the stand and three baskets that are attached with brackets that are just waiting for your cat to hop in.

    There's a materials list, color photos, and written instructions to help you complete this project in an afternoon.

  • 06 of 09
    A cat sitting in the middle of a cat tree
    Pickle Perfect

    Pickle Perfect has a more elaborate cat tree plan that includes multiple perches, a hiding spot, a hammock, and all sorts of places to scratch and play with toys.

    Included in this free plan is a list of materials, written instructions, and color photos.

  • 07 of 09
    A cat on top of a cat tree
    Ana White

    This free cat tree plan explains how to build 3 platforms with ramps to access them. The estimated cost to build this is $20 to $50, and it should be easy enough to put together even for beginners.

    There are a total of 10 steps in this guide, plus a tools and shopping list and several real pictures you can refer to as you move through them.

    A PDF version of this plan is also available.

  • 08 of 09
    Close-Up Of Cat Sleeping
    Ryo Shinyashiki / EyeEm / Getty Images

    ShowCatsOnline.com's free cat tree plan seems to have it all. It includes a top platform, small home, bed, and a tube, all of which is fully carpeted.

    The plan shows you everything you need for putting this together, including the list of materials, all the basic tools required, and 15 steps.

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  • 09 of 09
    Portrait of a Black Cat
    www.sharp-photo.com / Getty Images

    Castle DIY has a free cat tree plan that will build you a cat tree with three levels and a place to scratch.

    Included in this plan are a materials and tools list, color photos, and written instructions.