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Project by hoss12992 posted 481 days ago 1036 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a really cool build. Everybody has seen these, but my version had to be “New and improved.” I built this out of cedar, as fleas dont like cedar. Also the shelves get a bit smaller as they go up, so its a bit easier for a cat to get to the top. Also I made a hollow base, to house a 75 lbs steel plate so when cats go climbing, unlike the ones in stores, this will not turn over. Also the front “Scratching post” has a coat of titebond glue added before being wrapped in twine. The gentalman that has this now, says it works perfectly and aint even thought of tryin to turn over, even when his dogs chase the cat and she hits the top shelf wide open. The cat stays on this all the time. I think it turned out alright.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 481 days ago

Good thought on the cedar. Didn’t know fleas don’t like it. My little furry heathens would love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Tiffani4

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#2 posted 481 days ago

Very neat. Great idea to make the shelves smaller as they go up and to add weight to the bottom. I’ve wanted to make one for my cats and this helps.

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hoss12992

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#3 posted 481 days ago

Monte- Thanks, with the cedar, and warmer flea weather cats tend to stay on it more and fleas tend to stay off of the cat and post. Works like a charm

Tiffani- Thank you, and I look forward to seeing pics of what you make

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Rolry

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#4 posted 481 days ago

I have been thinking about making one of these for my wife’s cats. Good idea on the extra weight also.

-- Rolry

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 481 days ago

Thanks Rolry. I look forward to seeing pics of the one you create

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 481 days ago

SSVET also did a very nice one also as one of his first displayed projects some time ago. Check his out and use the beas of both.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 481 days ago

Thanks Russell, will do

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 480 days ago

“75 pound steel plate”. Now that’s a serious scratchin post unit! Does the owner have a mountain lion.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 480 days ago

Andy- LOL nope but if he did, it wouldnt go anywhere (laughing)

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 478 days ago

Looks good and effective. Nice to spoil the cats. Great job!

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Philip

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#11 posted 477 days ago

Nice! I made one of these a couple years ago…store ones are a rip off.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 477 days ago

Thanks Fishinbo and Philip

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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