Every piece of cat furniture you see in the following 14 photos was crafted by German designer and carpenter Stefan Hofmann. When Hofmann moved into a new apartment, he unknowingly inherited Mowgli, a stray previously owned by the previous residents.
After a while, Hofmann figured that if Mowgli wasn’t going to leave, he might as well give his new cat a few places to lounge.
The task was to marry function with a minimalist design, and after several years he developed a vast collection of cat furniture including ceiling-mounted walkways, beds, wall-mounted perches, climbing trees—even a matching cabinet that hides litter boxes and cat supplies.
Hofmann eventually realized he had created a massive cat playground and his company, Goldtatze was born. Cat furniture became his passion and a custom-order career was born.
Of course, anyone who has ever bought custom woodwork knows it isn’t cheap, especially boutique cat furniture. For example, Hofman’s cabinet (above) costs about $450.
But with a few of the right tools, it’s not too difficult to get pretty close to Hofmann’s designs. This cabinet making guide covers just about all of the basics—everything from recreating a cabinet to how to hang the wood fixtures to the wall.