O_O I think they use really big staples to put the carpet into the wood, and then use a pointy object to pull the flattened carpet fibres out from under the staple so it looks better. They might use glue or nails too. That is a really cool design! :P There was a post around here somewhere where these people make and sell these things for really cheap. Making your own is cool but if the costs of the supplies get too high you might opt to buy one. I dont remeber the thread but it is in this forum. Its about cat trees
they ahve really cool ones.
Oh, a differnet idea instead of just puting carpet on the two by four connector parts, you can get that kind of yarnish stuff cats like to scratch? that thread shows alot fo designs with the yarnish stuff on it. cats love it :P
I would suggest maybe taking that grey thing otu under the mouse toy though? this way your cat(s) will be able to get at and play with the mouse better :P Maybe you could make something like a curved tunneL? :O Like if you take that grey platform off and extend the tunnel up so it comes out just before the platform with the mouse above it? that would be cool. But thats just something I would like if I were making a cat tree. I have a feeling the swing at the top might be too small also! Because you wont want to make the box with the hole in it all THAT large. And trust me, some cats get fat. Maybe instead of the swing below, turn the top platform into a kind of swing/platform. By taht I mean like some of the ones you can attatch to your window? It wont be as flat and hard, the cat will be able to sit in it nicer. Unless you build it REALLY REALLY BIG, that swing will be good fora kitten but not a cat. (you could also make the swing detachable, and maybe splurge for a bit fuzzier softer carpet to go on the platform just under the swing, so that if your cats get too big for it, they can lay on teh soft carpet. cats love soft things :P Hope that helps you a bit ^_^ Oh and cats dont really care what kind of carpet is on there, but I think the extra soft carpet would be a good idea
SOrry if I confused you in any way! Lol!
Welcome to TCS btw ^_^ Are you a carpenter? Or just a one (or maybe more time) cat tree building tyupe person thingy XD