DIY: Cardboard Cat Chaise

The smarty pants over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have a great tutorial on how to make your own Cardboard Cat Chaise. How nice of them to share.  Cardboard seems like a magnet for our cats, but those cardboard cat lounges you see in stores cost a pretty penny.  While not as fancy, this DIY chaise is a practically free and you can upcycle cardboard you already have.  Evil Mad has a pattern you can print out that includes an optional brace to make the chaise stronger. The post are good instructions and lots of photos.

You’ll need:

  • a hot glue gun
  • something to write with
  • a utility knife will probably work best, but you could use scissors or an X-Acto knife
  • some large pieces of cardboard


Mod Pod Pet Bed

These beds are groovy, Baby! The Bubble Bed is from the Italian pet design company, The beds are made out of acrylic with a chrome base and a good size for cats or smaller dogs. If you’re in the U.S. you can get them from, although not all the colors are available. (Note: I have no experience with this company.) They’re pretty fun and functional looking beds.