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Project by RipSawRon posted 2205 days ago 1597 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this quick cat scratching post, I have built other more common ones covered with carpet, but our cat Salem is eating the fibers and barfing them up at night, no more carpet for kitty! We found the card board insert at the pet store, it is designed for a floor type toy for cats and thought I could have the best of both worlds, the first plan was to build the entire unit from fiber board so it would be splinter free, but the stuff will not hold screws well on edge. Out of frustration I picked some 1×8 scrap out of my burn pile for the cross section. It worked out well for a one-off project, my hopes are to make an arts & crafts style post of oak with a low pile Oriental rug that will be changeable when it wears out.
Thanks for looking
Ron





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Napaman

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#1 posted 2205 days ago

how tall is your cat??? just kidding…sorry hear about the barfing…hope this solution works!!! good job on the construction…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bradford

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#2 posted 2203 days ago

Might have been cheaper to epoxy some tiny flip flops to the cats feet. Ha ha. I guess your way is more humane. With the pain and expense of de-clawing. Please post the final pics of that A&C style posts, when you get there. Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2203 days ago

Mind if i “borrow” your idea?

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flink

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#4 posted 2194 days ago

Nice idea. I might make this one a bit taller and add a couple holes and shelves. I have three cats in the house and they are all very jealous of their spots.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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