My name is
David Murphy and I am
The Cat Carpenter.
I specialize in building catios, outdoor enclosures custom
designed to be a safe and fun oasis for your cats in Austin and
There are plenty of good carpenters, but most don't know
anything about cats. And people who really know cats often
aren't that handy when it comes to woodworking. That's
where I come in - I combine my love of carpentry and woodworking
with an extensive knowledge of cats and what they like.
With a catio
your cats can have access to all the sights and sounds in your
yard in the safety of a sturdy enclosure. Lots of perches
at different heights provide prime spots for everyone.
on a shelf surveying the yard, or reclining in a sunbeam, your
cats will love having access to the outdoors and you'll love
knowing that they are safe and protected.
A catio can be a
freestanding structure or be attached to your house with access for
your cats through a cat door in a window or wall.
Catios can be
small for just a few cats, or larger to allow enough space for you
to hang out with them. If you have a covered porch it can
often easily be converted into a catio.
You can find out more about
my catio creations in the rest of this
website. With the growing nuisance of mosquitoes, my
screen porch catios have become increasingly popular - now
there's a whole section devoted to them. And be sure to
check out the Photo Gallery for lots of pictures of my catio