Cat Scratch Tower

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Project by ckorkyrun89 posted 08-28-2013 02:42 AM 1228 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think this still counts as a woodworking project. It is almost completely made of pallet wood or other scraps I had laying around. It is also the first project I have gotten to use my new (inherited Grandfather’s) table saw. The big plank on the left is a big cardboard glue-up. The middle column is a big piece of oak covered in carpet. I thought that it would be stiff enough that I wouldn’t need any other support but my base piece of 3/4” plywood was a little too flexible to hold the 5 foot tower. I added a 2×6 to the side for a little more support. We will probably put some rope on that for another scratch option.

As you can see, the customer appreciates it.

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 05:06 AM

My wife has been trying to get me to make one of these for years! I have put it on the back burner for a long time but now she made me promise to make one for the cats this christmas.

-- "If at first you don't succeed....get a bigger hammer"

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 06:39 AM

Get a minimum of fifty feet of sisal rope. I made a kitty condo for my wife’s cats when I first met her. I was surprised how much rope it took to wrap a post. Also amazed me what the cats could do to my hard work, you can’t even tell it was braided rope . Just a fuzzy post now. All good though. Nice job on yours.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 06:45 PM

Great idea and I’m sure your cat enjoys and loves it. Well done!

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