Well I have just moved cross country from Colorado to Ohio. My condos front window offers my cats a wonderful view of birds and SQURRELS of which we didn't have many in Colorado. The problem is I can't fit two cat seats and my chair in the front window, so I needed to make a single two seat-er window seat for Clyde and Kitty.
I've been meaning to post an instructable showing an awesome, inexpensive, easy to make cat seat/ scratch post that I came up with a while ago. For as little as 15-20 bucks you can create something you and your cats will love. This particular example is more expensive because of the sisal rope, but a nice fabric substitute will lower cost and not the aesthetic value or appeal to your cats.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
- pencil or marker
- power screw driver, or Phillips head screw driver
- jig saw
- heat gun or propane torch, a hair dryer might work (never tried it)
- caulking gun, optional
-3 pieces of 3/4" particle board or plywood
-4" PVC pipe, I use drainage pipe which is lighter and cheaper, find it at Home Depot at $8.00 for a 10 foot piece.
- 250 feet sisal rope $8.81 per 50 feet. If this doesn't fit your bill or your taste, buy a length of fabric that you like, it will be cheaper and just as appealing to your cats. A couple yards should do.
- 4" PVC pipe end caps
- 3/4" gold screws
- glue, I use construction glue that comes in a caulking tube. Hot glue will work well. White glue will work as well.