Cat Scratching Post




Just like most cats, my cat loves to scratch at anything he can! The wall, the door, the chair, but I want a scratch-free household so I made him a Cat Scratching Post and you can make you kitty one too!

Step 1: Find Boxes

I had lots of old boxes lying around, so I found the boxes that were in the best conditions! If you don't have boxes just lying around, you can ask different stores for them or you can buy sheets of cardboard at your local art supply store!

Step 2: Cut Out Pieces

I took the box's to my maker space and cut out a bunch a squares using a laser cutter. This is where your design freedom comes in and you can make the size of your Cat Scratching Post any size you want!

ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION: If you do not have access to a laser cutter, you can also do this with a box cutter almost as fast, but I'm lazy so I used a laser cutter.

Step 3: Glue and Clamp

Take your pieces that you just cut out and glue them together. I use a simple, cheap school glue. Once everything is glued clamp it all together to make sure the pieces stay! If you do not have access to clamps, you can use quite a few heavy, large books to put on top of your piece to make sure the different cardboard pieces stick together!

Step 4: Give to Kitty

After the glue is done drying, I gave the scratching post to my cat with a treat and sprinkled some catnip on the cat scratching post. He loves it and I love no more scratched up furniture! Plus it was super cheap to make! Hope you and your cat enjoy!



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    My cat has got full house access at last, our garden is dry, empty and boring her, and the neighbors have an electric fence. Now I'm glad I saved so many moving boxes, will make this this week, thank you. I will be looking for some way to attach it to a base so she can reach to scratch, maybe attqch to a wall


    2 years ago

    Nice instructable for my sister who has 6 cats. Do you have a lot of small bits of cardboard fluff that the cat scratches off to clean up?

    2 replies
    unusual architectjoen

    Reply 2 years ago

    Personally, I do not know because my cat doesn't scratch it as much as he bites at it and sleeps on it. However, I do know that from people with , there are a few flakes that need cleaning, but nothing that a vacuum could fix!

    joenunusual architect

    Reply 2 years ago

    Good! I'll make a couple for my sisters cats and see how they like them.