Finally finished with the first Zen Cat Tree since I first came up with the idea back on the old Craftster site.
I’ll play around with this one, and see how well it holds up, as I made quite a few modifications to how I pieced it together in relation to my dollhouse cat trees.
(note, don’t have good lighting at the moment, so the pics are going to be a little off).
After a couple of hours of using it, it does yield a calming effect (affect?). So I can definitely see this being a thing. It does need something else, though…But what? A toy would get in the way of moving the kitties around, and if I made it so the toy could be moved…Well, there would be a lot of holes in the platforms, plus, they wouldn’t be able to be moved easily. So that would negate the calming effect (affect).
Oh, I did have another idea. Sort of a turn table like method of it. That way, I could add other sculpted objects into it, plus it could be turned around. (However, I’m unsure how to do a miniature turn table). Plus, if I could figure out how to do a turn table, I could make one that would look more tree like, as well.
(Update on this, they do make miniature lazy susan bearings, about 2.8 to 2.9 inches wide. Those just might work).
Either way, what I get from making it and using it, it will be a “hand crafted item” (Not really plausible…erm! Plausible isn’t the right word…aesthetically pleasing enough, in my opinion, to mass produce this). The weight is perfect. So the weight distribution is excellent. The soft dots, or bumpers work beautifully to keep it from sliding around. And the heights of the platforms are just dandy.
The little white kittie says, “Meow”.