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The new $3 scratching post

post #1 of 18
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I don't know how long it's gonna last... but I made my cats a new scratching post.

I bought a $3 carpet at Walmart, made holes with a screwdriver and used rope to tie it in place.


The cats seem to like it

post #2 of 18
Very nice!!! Good idea, maybe I should make one too over the weekend.
post #3 of 18
Looks like a good idea to me!
post #4 of 18
Is the backing going to scratch your wood posts?
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Black&Tan1754675
Is the backing going to scratch your wood posts?
Good question.

Probably depends on the wood posts and the backing.
My wood posts are not varnished at all, so at worst they'll be a little bit more sanded.
You could always cover the backing (glue a piece of fabric on there, or a second carpet (then when the outside gets worn, you can just reverse it)
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
actually, I got it tied there pretty tight, so it's not really moving.

but if you have good posts, you'll probably still want to cover the backing.
post #7 of 18
What a great idea!! Nice work!!
post #8 of 18
Hey, that's a great idea! Can you come over and do it to a door? Cleo being blind is no excuse. She has gone in and out of the cat door a million times. But she still scratches up the door frame from the outside to come in lol. Need to do something about it
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by marie-p View Post
I don't know how long it's gonna last... but I made my cats a new scratching post.

I bought a $3 carpet at Walmart, made holes with a screwdriver and used rope to tie it in place.


The cats seem to like it

Your cats remind me of mine. Love the shot with the the striped tail in the foreground.
post #10 of 18
Great idea!
post #11 of 18
thats just a fantastic money busting idea - you see you don't really need to buy mega-expensive stuff so that kitties can have a manicure
post #12 of 18
What a brilliant idea!!!
post #13 of 18
WTG Wormy!!!! And the backing probably won't hurt the wood nearly as much as the scratching the cats might do to it...
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks

When I woke up this morning, Kinah was using the post... she had all four paws on it and seemed to be having a blast!
Which made me notice another good thing about that scratching post... it wont tip over!
post #15 of 18
what a great idea. I wonder if it would help to wrap the posts in that non-slip carpet backing before the carpet goes on? It would give some traction and protect the posts.
post #16 of 18
What a great idea, looks like they really like it!
post #17 of 18
Aren't you the clever one! How great that your cat has taken to it so quickly!
post #18 of 18
very creative! Now your kitties are G2G!
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