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A warm and comfy place in your window sill for the kitties
Our cats like to lie in our windowsill and to make them more comfortable I made a small couch for them from some foam and (ugly, no good for anything, but furry) fabric that I had lying around.
The most expensive supply was the glue I used (bisontix), but that was lying around too so I didn't have to buy it for this project.

A cheap way to get furniture foam is to roam the streets in spring when people put their old couches on the street. You can also get leather this way, if the couch still looks good enough.
Old mattresses will do too.

Posted by Maladignia from Amersfoort, Utrecht, The Netherlands • Published See Maladignia's 84 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Think out a design for the kitty couch.
    I made it with a vertical back because our window is a bit drafty and this would shield the kitties from the air flow.

  • Step 2

    Cut out the foam into the pieces you need. In my case the back consists of two parts because the foam pieces I still had were smaller than I wanted the couch.

  • Step 3

    Glue the foam together into the shape you want. Use a very strong glue for this.

  • Step 4

    Drape your fabric (perhaps cut it first) over the couch in such a way that it is completely covered. You could also sew pieces together of course.

    Then bit by bit glue (or sew, if you're very patient) the fabric onto the foam. The under side doesn't have to be covered. I didn't have enough fabric for that.

  • Step 5

    Let it dry thoroughly and air it so the kitties won't die of the glue-stench.
    Put in the windowsill (or any other place your cat likes to sit) and watch your kitties enjoy it.

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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
The cats normally walk over our desk to the window sill and walk carefully onto the couch.
The window is always closed so they can't fall out of the window (3rd floor...).
They could jump onto it from the floor, but they're too careful (or lazy) to do it.

Also, the foam is quite dense; it's not bouncy.
If they might jump poorly and fall they've probably learned from it the first time it happens. Cats are much less breakable than humans and they don't feel sorry for themselves. ;-)
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Meats
Meats · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
I never thought to harvest the foam out of trashed furniture!
What a good idea.
Also, this couch is cute, but wouldn't you worry about the cats jumping poorly into it and falling to the ground?
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
So cute
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart idea! i think my ladys love this too;-D
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LiMi
LiMi · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 5 projects
Aww, how smart and thoughtful. They look so cute enjoying it too.
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