Cat Furniture ? Making Your Own Cat Scratching Post
Cats need to scratch. That’s their way of exercising toes and removing old claw sheaths. Aside from that, it just feels good. You can buy a cat scratching post, make your own, or see your sofa destroyed. Cat furniture does not have to be complex or difficult. It does need to be stable, though. Let’s think about a basic cat scratching post. There are only 3 components; a base, a post, and a top. We’ll look at each.
The base. A cat scratching post needs to be stable. A post that tips over when in use can scare your cat away, often never to return. The base should be at least 16″ by 16″ square and cut from 3/4″ plywood or particle board. The base can be painted, covered with cut pile carpet, or covered with fabric.