We have this cute little orange Tabby cat we named Lulu that adopted us in 2011. And in 2013 we moved to a new place and she loved sitting in the window but there wasn’t much to sit on. So I decided to make her a cat perch so she could spend all the time in the window she wanted. We looked everywhere and online and they were so pricey that I decided to design my own and make it for her. I had the idea for what little money we had to spend on it, so we first took measurements of our Lulu. I had an idea of how to mount it, so we went to a local lumber yard told them what wood we wanted and what measurements then going to their shelving department picking out two 8-inch L shaped brackets and then finding a couple of coffee cup hooks and all this at the lumber yard only cost us about $12 to $13 for all that.
We had some leftover carpet from my brother-in-law’s remodel he did and then we measured the window to mount the L brackets. Then we found out I needed to make wood shims because with tiles in the window sill I needed a lift between the board and the L brackets. So I cut the shims off the same piece of wood because I had extra and cut them in the shape of the L brackets to make it a nice and clean job. I stapled my carpet onto my board then installed the shims and L brackets on with grabber screws, then my last things to install was my coffee cup hooks. My biggest surprise came to me when I hung it in the window, I thought I would have to mount the L brackets to the building but I didn’t have to! But what we did wind up having to do is buying adhesive backed furniture protective pads on the bottom of the L brackets so they wouldn’t scratch the wall.
It locked in so tight and perfect to the window frame, it blew my mind!!!! I thought I had a great idea for it but it turned far better then I imagined! It’s perfectly secure and we can take it out whenever we need to clean the windows or for any other reason and we can put it right back on just as quick and tight.
Many neighbors comment about Lulu sunbathing in the window. She is kind of hard to miss, but when they walk by they smile and talk to her. She’s a happy girl!
In July 2014 we added another brat cat to the pack. Her name is Sophie Sue and she also loves the window perch. So I decided to make 2 more for the rooms upstairs. Someday we might go into making these to sale. They are so quick, easy and CHEAP to make!!!! We hope if you decide to make this for your own cat, may you enjoy it as much as we have. ( Cats included)