DIY Cat Scratching Post Tower
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We almost never say that a project is quick and easy, but this one actually is! We purchased the materials and made it all in a couple of hours.
Steph was fostering a cat, which took a liking to her new sofa. That wasn't going to work, so Steph came up with this scratching post idea to give her a better option other than her sofa!
Take a look at how it all came together.
We sprayed the wood round with spray adhesive, placed the round on top and smoothed it in place. We flipped the round over and hot glued the overhang to the bottom side. This worked really well as a team project. One to glue, the other to push the felt into place. Gloves are a must! Don't burn yourself! That's a Surebonder battery powered hot glue gun--it's one of our favorite tools. #SBMakerFamily
If you don't have a scroll saw, a jig saw would work just fine, BUT we have a brand new DeWalt scroll saw that I was itching to use! This is actually my very first project on this saw. Yeah, it's a simple circle, but it was exciting to make the cut and NOT cut myself! More to come on the scroll saw in future projects.
This simple design lends itself to customization. The post can go in the center of the large round, it can be made taller, and perhaps a shelf could be included as fun perch for your kitty. You could use carpet, upholstery fabric, or even drop cloth material from the hardware store. So. Many. Options!
The fostering did not go well. Mac the greyhound and Axel just were not meant to be buddies. But don't despair, Axel has found a home that doesn't have a giant greyhound already living there!
Anyone ever foster a cat or dog? How about tips to keep cats from scratching the furniture? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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10/6/2019 06:08:48 am
Awesome! I am going to try to make one. Thank you
10/6/2019 08:03:10 pm
Awesome! Good luck with the project.
12/30/2020 05:49:47 pm
very good. i got lucky found 4 ft of well pvc pipe and discarded 2x3 sheets of white shelving and cap from roll of Christmas wrap. on bottom i glued a section of runner carpet, and Sissle rope at the top added on a dog chew and a mouse on string toy. retreaded carpet 3 times . brother and sister used . 12 yrs for him she's 15.now 2 1 yrs old using it now i suggest 4 ft my 12 yr old was very tall and the others climb up the pole no longer needed to declaw the last 4 cats since building a good scratching post
1/5/2021 07:38:05 am
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
8/2/2021 04:53:09 pm
Great idea. How tall is your piece of PVC? What size round did you use? You mentioned there were 2 sizes..
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