Do you see this contented cat? The reason might be that his owner got creative with some old planks, paint, and carpet to create an amazing DIY play space.

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He had a cat who needed some excitement, and he also had a wife with a rather big idea for how to go about that.

It all started with some dirty planks of wood that had been sitting in his parent's garage.

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The first step was to clean it up and use braces to make it stand up in a semi-circle.

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Then he cut out the steps, because how else would they create the levels?

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And then the steps had to be attached, of course.

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It's starting to take shape...

A top was installed to close things up a bit...

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...and then holes were cut out to give it more space.

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Then some more stands were added to the outside.

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With the basic structure created, it was time to add in PVC pipes for "branches" to really help it take shape.

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His wife took over for a bit and used paint, glue, and tin foil on the outside for some additional texture.

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But she wasn't done with that yet...

The trunk needed to be painted, of course.

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How about some shaggy green carpet to create a "mossy" effect?

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And then add in some beautiful flowers.

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What's different about this picture? Maybe the cat on the left...

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He obviously gives his satisfied seal of approval.

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Images via: Imgur

And so do we!