Cat Tower

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Project by lhartmann posted 02-16-2012 01:45 PM 1849 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got to love budget projects. And who really wants to pay $100 – $150 for one of these in the store. Not me. Made this for my mother-in-law. Got the carpet from my parents as they are putting new carpet down, got the card board tube from some materials we got in at work, and had some scrap wood laying around. Total cost? $15 – $20 dollars for glue and rope. Not to bad.

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T. D. Reid

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 05:55 PM

Looks great! I made one last spring for my wife’s vet clinic and I had the same problem of sealing the ends of the carpet like the ones at the store. Maybe some one out there can help us and give up the secret of how it is done? Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 03:35 AM

I have also made a few cat toys recently and my suggestion would be this:

Cut whole piece of carpet a little longer than required so it can be folded over the ends. Obviously folding the carpet over a curve doesn’t work too well, so it is necessary to make small slits with a razor blade every couple of inches so the carpet will bend properly. Then go ahead and glue or tack the upper portion of the carpet and fold over the small flaps and glue them as well

Once the slits are glued to the under side, run a straight edge over them and cut a nice clean line. Now the bottom edge can be trimmed to fit!

This is a very laborious process but it is worth it in the end!

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 06:13 AM

T.D.Reid … woven carpets only.
. Cut carpet oversize by 1 1/2 inches
. unpick the edge removing the pile and any loose fibers.
. contact glue warp and weft to underside.

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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