DIY Super Mario Bros. Cat Tower


I don’t have a cat, but if I did I would totally make a Super Mario Bros. cat tower. I almost want to get a cat just so that I can build one of these!

Redditor “collinferal” built his own cat climber and posted a picture (seen above) of his final creation on Reddit. Check out that thread for more tips on building it.

The cost for this project ran about $140 in materials.

  • 6 hinges (each box has an opening door)
  • 3 magnetic clasps
  • 2 50-foot rolls of sisal rope
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • 2 buckets
  • 2 bags of 50 glue sticks
  • 1 can of polyurethane

He even took some video of the cat using it.

This project was based on the Etsy item “Super Mario cat complex,” which you can see below. Also freakin’ awesome!


The original costs $200, plus $45 S&H, so you can save $100 by building your own, maybe even more with some modifications or if you already have some parts laying around.