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Anyone have any idea how to reapholster a cat tower?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I did some searching and found nada. I want to reapholster these two cat things my boyfriend's mom has for the cats. they are old and one has a lot of strings hanging from where the cats have shredded the rug.

I have one that looks like this:


but without the palm tree, and then one that is a HUGE tower like thing, something like:

post #2 of 10
It shouldn't be too difficult - provided that the original carpet isn't glued down.

Flip it over and check. Measure to get an idea of how much carpet you may need.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm going to start with the smaller tower. We're about to rip up some carpet in the house and I think that the stuff from the less tredded parts of the room will be perfect. (the areas under the beds and stuff)

I'll keep you guys posted.
post #4 of 10
I wouldn't use old used carpet. Unless you shampoo it, otherwise it will be dirty (full of dust mites,dust, pet dander, skin cells, etc).

The tree will be the easier one to redo - but you will have to take it apart.
post #5 of 10
Actually, I don't see a problem with used carpet. Just give it a good wash/rinse with a water & vinegar solution and let it dry in the sun. The sun will naturally steralize it.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
The sun will naturally steralize it.
Not necessarily. There are vegetative bacteria that are UV resistant and a lot of endospores are. iirc I believe even ringworm spores are fairly UV resistant, too.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I shampoo the carpets here regularly because of the animals.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Not necessarily. There are vegetative bacteria that are UV resistant and a lot of endospores are. iirc I believe even ringworm spores are fairly UV resistant, too.
But older carpet from inside your own home won't be loaded with the chemicals that are contained in brand new carpeting, chemicals that can cause serious illness in cats that include renal failure.

If the cats are already walking around on this carpet, putting it on their cat trees won't cause them any harm if it hasn't already.
post #9 of 10
I was actually thinking more of it being old and the weaving on the bottom being a bit rotted - to be honest. I wouldn't use anything pulled up off my floor in this house, even the nicer looking sections because I know that carpet is 20+ years old.

Any new carpet should be left to gas out and shampooed just in case, as well.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you all very much for the responses. I can't wait to rip up this carpet in Dave's mom's house. The kitten room has carpet... and it's horrible. Kittens pee and poop everywhere and I'm always shampooing the carpet in their room.

They really love the round house though, one day I found 13 of them curled all over it.
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