It started with a desire to build something for our furry feline family members. As one of the cats tried to sharpen his claws on a piece of furniture, it became clear that my husband would be making a cat scratcher. As a teacher, I know that no’s work better when there are also yes’s. No, you can’t scratch my furniture, but you can scratch this cat scratcher.
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My husband started with a post that is roughly about 4 inches on each side. He cut it to be about 3 feet high. He carefully wrapped a twine rope around the post using a hammer to tap the layers tightly together and a staple gun to secure it to the post.
Once he got near the top, he drilled a hole. He ran a piece of rope through the hole and knotted both ends for a fun toy for the cats to play with. He continued wrapping the rope to the top.
Once at the top, he made a nice swirl design to finish it off nicely.
The base was the last decision we made. He finally decided on a wooden oval plaque. A large screw affixed the post to the plaque.
The cats are intrigued by it. They have been sniffing it, rubbing on it, and playing with the strings hanging from it. I expect that they will get lots of enjoyment from it. I am excited about their new cat scratcher.
Materials Needed to Make a Cat Scratcher:
Wooden Post 4 X 4 X 36 inches
Drill with bit
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