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We’ve already discussed how the industrial chic design can spruce up any space needing a new look. With how easy it is to achieve this look and how versatile it can be, it’s no wonder it’s gaining so much popularity. However Industrial chic is no longer limited to just home decor - DIY pipe furniture has now made its way into pet furniture too!
We love our pets, and we want what's best for them, but you don’t need to shell out big bucks just to do that. Why buy and spend more when you can build one fully customizable to suit your needs for less? In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can use pipes to create DIY pet furniture that’s functional, stylish, and budget-friendly.
Whether you have cats or dogs, you know how your pets tend to claim a space in your home as their designated sleeping spot. And if you don’t want to have fur all over the place, it’s best to give them their very own bed. Pet beds can be expensive, and designs are a bit limited. However, with a few pipes, some wood and a cushion, you can build your pet bed and design it your way. You’ll need pipes, fittings, wood, and some cushion to make a comfy spot for your fur babies. You can even add decorative touches that match your pet’s personality and style.
A feeding station can provide a more comfortable and healthy eating experience for your pet by elevating their food and water bowls to the appropriate height. Use a few pipes, flanges, fittings, and bowls. Start by measuring the height of your pet from the ground to their shoulder, and then subtract 6 inches to determine the height of the feeding station. Customize the size and shape of the feeding station to fit your pet’s bowls.
Keeping your pet contained in certain areas of your home is essential for their safety. Whether it's preventing them from raiding your pantry, or keeping them from getting out of the house, keeping your pets and your home safe is made easy with pet gates. Building one with pipes and some mesh or wire is easy and budget-friendly. Pipes are a great material for this DIY project because of how sturdy they are making it the perfect material to keep your pets contained.
Keeping your pet’s toys organized and easily accessible can help reduce clutter in your home and keep your pet entertained. To create a toy storage unit, you’ll need pipes, pipe fittings, and wire mesh.
Start by measuring the space where you want to place the storage unit and get the appropriate pipe length for the project. Assemble the pipes with pipe fittings to create the frame of the unit and attach the wire mesh to the assembled frame with zip ties of wire clamps. You may also add some decorative touches or finish with a coat of paint.
Cats love scratching, and a scratching post is essential if you want to keep their claws healthy and away from your furniture. This project is easy as all you’ll need is some pipes and sisal rope. Decide on the length of your post and assemble it with pipe fittings to create the base and the pole itself. Wrap sisal rope around the post and secure it either with staples or hot glue. You can choose to add a perch on top of the post or a toy hanging from the top for added features.
Building pet furniture and accessories can be easy, fun, and budget-friendly. With a few basic materials and a little creativity, you can create a variety of furniture pieces that will make your pet’s life more comfortable and enjoyable. So, get started on your next DY project and give your fur babies the furniture they deserve.