1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

DIY Cat Trees and Scratching Posts

Do you have creative tendencies, and have the urge to build your own cat trees or scratching posts for your cats? Follow the instructions in these articles, then let your own creativity take the lead. Your cats will love their new trees, and you'll have a solid feeling of accomplishment.

Horizontal Scratching Pad
My own instructions for building an inclined scratching pad (similar to the Alpine Scratcher, only made of wood and sisal instead of cardboard).

Build a Scratching Post
Basic instructions and material list for a two-level scratching post. Unfortunately, the photos were broken when I visited, but there is a good graphic illustration for a visual clue of the finished product.

Do-It-Yourself Cat Tree
The venerable Amby offers another take on the PEta instructions for a 3-tiered cat tree, offering suggestions for modifications and improvements.

How to Build a Scratching Post
Clear instructions from Cats International for building a simple scratching post wrapped with sisal (a scratching material favored by many cats).

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.