The Home-Made Cat Scratch Tree

By Liesl Clark

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

A Real Tree Cat Scratch Tree!

A Real Tree Cat Scratch Tree!

So, we went out to our brush pile and found the perfect curving fat tree limb with a few 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 2 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.

Looking to get rid of that ugly carpeted one you already have so you can make this beautiful natural version? Visit our Trash Backwards app to find a kitty near you who could use it! Or, find another DIY design there that suits your kitty.

The Many Ways of Preventing Cat Scratch Trees From Heading to the Landfill

The Many Ways of Preventing Cat Scratch Trees From Heading to the Landfill

Or if you’ve made your own, please add your DIY solution so others can make it too!

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