Cats' Corner

Some time ago I started a simple project, a cat scraper with a base in the shape of a cat or something similar, so another project arose, the scraper post for cats with shelves. I spent some time getting the materials since I should only spend as little money as possible, recycle as much as possible and spend all my ideas on its construction. I do not know how much time it really took me to gather all the materials, but the wait was not a problem, I only know that when the materials were ready, they appeared one after another and in a span of three months, I got them in the less indicated places ( except the roll of rope that I bought in a DIY store) to complete a list of basic components to carry out this project.


List of materials.

• 1 Pallet of 80 x 120 cm (in good condition) • 1 broken TV stand or one that looks like • ½ kilogram of cement • 1 kilogram of plaster • 1 kilogram of sand • 1 basin to make the cement mix with sand • 1 can of 500 ml synthetic paint (approximately) • 1 old sofa or one that is not used • 1 old scraper or old wooden box that can be reused • 1 sheet of plywood 50 x 50 cm (approximately) • 3 rugs 50 x 50 cm (approximately) • 1 tube 2.3 m long and 9 cm in diameter • 1 roll of rope 200 m long and 3.5 mm wide (approximately) • 2 cans of contact glue 200 ml • 1 can of carpenter's tail 200 ml • 1 roll of double-sided adhesive tape • 1 roll of bodybuilder's tape • 1 dozen screws 50 mm long (approximately) • 1 dozen screws 30 mm long (approximately) • 3 dozens of screws 10 mm long (approximately) • 12 wooden spikes 6 mm wide • 1 drill bit for wood 6 mm wide • 1 drill bit for 6 mm wide concrete • 1 electric or battery drill • 1 electric or battery jigsaw • 1 hot air gun 2000W • 1 battery screwdriver • 1 hand jigsaw • 4 clamps • 4 sergeants of 30 cm • 1 mass of plastic or rubber • 1 nail hammer • 1 pincer • 1 old large flat screwdriver • 1 brush • 1 old unused toothbrush • 1 lime • 1 scissor • 1 stiletto • 1 hammer • 1 small spatula or unused old knife • 1 pair of leather gloves

Step 1: Pallet Shelves

Looking for pallets, for example: in an industrial estate, on the outskirts of a shopping center, a carpentry shop, a small grocery store, etc. Then pallet is disassembled with the help of a clamp and a hammer to remove the nails, sanding all the woods that we will use, cutting and forming a shelf (using screws, spikes and carpenter's glue). I helped myself with an old coat rack that I found in the trash to make the supports of the shelves.

Step 2: TV Base With Cement

I used a metal / plastic base of a broken TV to form a stump to the base to support the tube with the string that will serve as a cat scratcher.

To form the base, you can get something similar to what I used: a strong enough and heavy wood, in my case use cement (to give weight to the base) and plaster (to mold a stump).

Step 3: Old Sofa

I used the old sofa that was in the corner where I'm going to mount the new cat scratcher. I completely dismantled it and took out the fabric that covered it since cats really like that fabric. You can use the fabric that seems most useful, for example: jeans, wool or rope. Case apart, the pieces of the sofa, I saved them for use in another Project (a sofa with corks from wine bottles).

Step 4: Old Scratcher Bucket

I spent one of the parts of an old cat scratcher, you can use a box of wood, plastic or pressed cardboard. The bucket had a blue woolen cloth, which I removed and put a piece of the lining of the old sofa that I had.

Step 5: Plumbing Pipe

Get a tube long enough or one that is the taste of cats, I think you can buy it at a DIY store. I got this tube (almost 2.3 m) thrown on a beach and in very good condition, this tube fit like a glove. It was what I had been waiting for a long time.

Step 6: Rope

Rope! I bought it at a DIY store, € 18, is the only thing I had to invest my money. You can use carpets, esparto, etc.

Winding the rope took me about 3 and a half hours, the length of the tube I used was 2.3 m and I spent approximately 200 m of 3 mm rope.

Step 7: Upper Base

For this piece, you can use a piece of wood according to the thickness of the tube with the rope and that is twice the section of the tube. I used a piece of beam from the ceiling that was left over and that I had stored in the cellar of the house.

Step 8: Assembly

This is the part that I like the most, it is when the ideas are reflected and all the hours invested bear fruit.

In this case, I asked for help from a friend to give me her feminine opinion of how she could place all the pieces.

Step 9: Final

To enjoy!

Step 10: Extra

As a finishing touch, you can add more details to the "cat corner". I had a cat scratcher that I made a couple of years ago, I call it "the totem" it is very useful as a trunk and scraper at the same time. Later I will add more things so that my cats enjoy their corner.

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    3 Discussions


    11 days ago

    "Nobody puts baby in the corner" jk looks nice.


    16 days ago

    Looks like your cats are very happy about this little corner you've created for them. :)

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    Reply 15 days ago

    Thanks for your comment, it’s my first time here and my cats are glad like me for receive this comments!!!!