I was searching for something one day and stumbled on this article about “How to Make a Cat Scratching Post,” at wikiHow edited by a Rattan and 11 others.
As you know I have blogged about how to recover an existing cat gym on several occasions on this blog. It is a pet project of mine to help others save some money.
I have recovered the cat gym that I purchased Ebony and Sneakers 3 times and about to do the 4th. It takes about 2 hours to do this and lasts about 3 months with two very large cats. They aren’t using the other furniture so I am happy and willing to recover this cat gym which costed $139.00 initially. I have no intention of buy a cat gym every three months.
This article I found is how to make a cat scratching post and I think that is great!
Since Ebony and Sneakers are both 12 pound cats they can knock things over and that concerns me with some of the models I see at the pet stores. I did buy one thing that did that when Sneakers tried it and I took it back!
Here they are adding weight to the bottom base. It might be a good idea to make it larger? I would be very careful about using a staple gun and make sure the staples are set deeply in my tapping them with a hammer. You don’t want kitty to get his claws caught.
My sister has one that is slanted and leans against another straight post. I was thinking of copying the design and make one of my own because I cannot find it anywhere.
They even have a video of how to do it at wikiHow. Just scroll to the bottom. It is a riot. The cat is making the scratching post!!!!
So check it out!