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Percy's scratching post

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Project by Don Newton posted 11-27-2008 02:40 AM 1246 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I adopted a 7 year old Maine Coon cat. His name is Percy and one of his conditions to live with us was for me to make him a scratching post. How’s that as an excuse to make a project? The store bought ones were over $100 and of course if you have a woodworking shop you can always make one that is better than a store bought one, no matter what it is. I had to scale it for his size, 18 pounds. I used 3/4” bamboo plywood and some carpet remnants left over from the living room. It took an afternoon and you can see that it was well received.

-- Don, Pittsburgh





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hap

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#1 posted 11-27-2008 03:18 AM

very cool.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#2 posted 11-27-2008 04:11 AM

Neat idea!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 11-27-2008 06:16 AM

Another satisfied customer!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-28-2008 05:24 AM

great idea – i think you laced the carpet with cat-nip for the second photo.. LOL

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#5 posted 11-28-2008 02:57 PM

Looks great. How did you attach the carpet to the wood?

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#6 posted 11-28-2008 02:58 PM

Looks great. How did you attach the carpet to the wood?

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#7 posted 11-28-2008 04:31 PM

Hey Larry…pretty perceptive! Actually the catnip attracts the cat and gets him used to using the post instead of the furniture.

Andraxia, I used construction adhesive and stapled it on the backside. Clamps were helpful but it is best to select a carpet that is not too stiff. You can also use sisal rope instead of the carpet.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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