Lexi’s DIY Corrugated Cat Bed

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My cat Lexi didn’t like the bed I bought her, but prefers boxes or cloth shopping bags. So I made one from 1 sided corrugated cardboard, and now it’s fit for the Queen. I trailed some string through the middle hole to entice her and once her claws started being massaged, she forgot all about her prey.


Inner base thickness was based on width of my metal ruler. Then I doubled height for outer rim. I left a toilet paper tube in middle her to dig in.

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The fabric was doubled so all edges are hidden underneath
and won’t come undone.


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Snipped every 2-3″ so they could overlap along bottom.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angie
    Aug 23, 2009 @ 13:56:56

    This is sooooo awesome! I love it!

    Great job Cec! Always so innovative.


  2. Wousie
    Aug 24, 2009 @ 14:04:15

    Holy crap — amazing! Beautiful work — amazing craftsmanship! Thanks for showing us how you made this!


  3. melody
    May 14, 2011 @ 07:49:05

    Where do you get the round cardboard at? I would love to make one of these or better yet buy one from you.


    • Cee
      May 16, 2011 @ 05:30:51

      hi melody, sorry i don’t know where to buy the one-sided cardboard because my hubby got it from work, where they use it to protect shipments – so maybe a shipping supply store?



  4. Tyra
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 05:11:10

    Melody, what did you use to cut the cardboard?


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