My Next Project: Window Cat Bed

I want to fashion a cat bed for this windowsill, something that extends onto the desk as well so three cats can fit if necessary. The problem is the desk sits maybe two inches lower than the sill. I guess I could just get something that thick to sit under the bed on the desk side. A bunch of books? I’d like to find something that doesn’t look messy.

It has to be rectangular, very plush so they are laying on a nice cushion, and bolstered sides so they have something to curl up against. I was thinking I’d buy a small comforter and try to sew it myself. The problem is, I’m not at all handy and I don’t have sewing skills.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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One thought on “My Next Project: Window Cat Bed

  1. Not that you asked, but…
    Had a quick look on Amazon & there seem to be lots of dog beds at varying prices. Many seem to have built up sides which would give the cats something to lean against. You could always just put a small comforter inside it which would be easy to launder if need be. I’ve no clever ideas for the moment about how to raise it 2 inches to the level of the window sill. Perhaps a couple of pieces of plywood? (I’m assuming there are places to buy plywood in NYC that might also cut it for you?)
    Happy New Year to you & the cats! All the best in 2019!

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