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.

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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.

    Reply

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

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

    Reply

  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.

    Reply

    • 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?

      cecelia

      Reply

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

    Melody, what did you use to cut the cardboard?

    Reply

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