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Caturday DIY – Cat Scratching Post from Recycled Cardboard

Happy Caturday folks!

If you’re still reading this, I’m going to assume that you’re a cat fanatic like myself. :)

Cats love to scratch things. It’s in their genetic-makeup. To deny them this pleasure… well you know what that’s like! The best thing that you can do for your feline friends is provide them with something scratchable – something that they just can’t resist sinking their claws into. It may not save your furniture completely, but the right scratching post will definitely distract them.

DIY cat scratching post
DIY cat scratching post

After moving into our new diggs, Scott and I had an abundance of cardboard boxes. So many, in fact, that our cat-programmed brains couldn’t help but wonder if we could somehow reuse these. That’s when I saw posts about the upcoming (at that time) sky scratcher. I was inspired to put our boxes to good use, so we grabbed a couple scraps of wood and started cutting. We didn’t officially finish the project until this November… so a year and a half of cutting to build it just shy of two feet high.

Check out a similar DIY featured on Maison Kuotidien for instructions on how to make your own.

Our cats can hardly walk past our “cat-scraper” without taking a couple swipes. They love the sound of a string toy passing just close enough to the cardboard to rattle the fibers before slipping out of site. It’s honestly one of the most functional DIY projects we’ve ever taken on and has been in use since April 2013. With the exception of a few loose peices, the tower is in great shape. We expect it to last for years to come!

scratching post top

The view from above


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