DIY Cat Scratching Post

Give your kitty what she wants and make a real-tree natural cat scratching post! My theory is that your average carpet-remnant cat scratch tree only encourages your furball to scratch up your carpet or upholstery. If you give your cat what she wants, an actual tree branch to sharpen her nails on, she’ll leave your furniture alone. That’s what our cat does…mostly.

A Real Tree Cat Scratch Tree!

So, we went out to our brush pile and found the perfect curving fat tree limb with two Y branches growing from it so our kitty could have a few spots to climb to. I found a piece of particle board to screw the sawed-off limb onto. It was as simple as that. This scratching post has lasted 4 years and our cat still uses it happily.

We often attach bits of string with fun things for our kitty to bat at, to make it a fun playspace for her.

She loves her real tree cat scratch tree.

But here’s the best thing about this cat gym: When we’re done with it, we can break it down and burn it in our fireplace. No issues about waste here.

Do you have a DIY cat scratching post you can share here?

7 thoughts on “DIY Cat Scratching Post

  1. Great idea! My cats would love that! I actually just use cardboard, the corrugated layer is something they use as a bed and a scratching mit.
    Another fantastic cat toy, pizza boxes…I only discovered this when I heard something being whizzed across the floor. I came out to see them taking a running jump at the boxes and then sliding on then across the floor!

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