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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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


To enjoy!


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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