Quick DIY Cat Scratching Post
By tasteful on September 20, 2013
This took me under 10 minutes from start to finish. I didn't use any type of glue this time, so there was no overnight wait. Kai has a large treedo, with plenty of scratching options but this is another option so she doesn't scratch the human furniture. Plus, it was getting extremely frayed and I could see that she was losing interest.
What I used:
- Reused original wood as base for stand-up cat scratcher.
- Small sisal wall scratcher, that I attached because I didn't want to put holes in the wall.
- Enough carpet to cover piece of wood fully. Which was half of those runners you can get at any discount store. If you can afford it, get the better quality carpet from an actual carpet store. The weave and manufacture is thicker, tighter therefore lasting longer. Many of these stores have scraps or discontinued pieces for cheap prices.
- 3 roof nails, to attach last layer of carpet, to wood.
- Staple gun & staples, to attach first layer of carpet to attach hammer to reused piece of wood.
- Hammer, to drive in roof nails.
- Flat head screw driver, to pop out old staples.
I think the scratcher is also a stress reliever for Kai because she can't get out to beat up the cat who walks around the neighbourhood like he owns the place. All of the unleashed aggression can go toward the scratching post. He just sprays in the bushes & chills on the lawn like a boss. He's cute though.
Are there any DIY projects that you enjoy making for your pet?
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Till next time,