Field Trippin'

Having some mom and me time today while she's on winter break, and we're off to Ikea first! What do you think, should I get stuff to make this epic cat tree from Ikeahackers, or would that be super cat lady-like?

Only thing I'm worried about is having a 17-lb ball of fury come flying down and onto my back/head. Maybe it's not the best idea after all...