Save your furniture from claws with a stylish cat scratching post.
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, such as a , , or , is made for cats to use and enjoy; however, it will be part of a pet owner's home and should, therefore, fit with the owner's needs as well. While it is important to consider a cat's age, ability, and needs, it is equally important to remember that this piece of furniture will probably be visible in one's home and should fit the home's overall aesthetic. Some used cat furniture is carpeted in subtle hues or in animal prints, while other pieces are covered in material that cats can scratch. Cat owners may want to choose a color of material that matches their home decor. In addition, cat owners should not forgo sufficient seating for guests in favor of filling their homes with cat furniture. Find something that works for both the cats and their human roommates.
These are some fun pieces of furniture that I think any cat owner would appreciate to help keep their cats entertained and from scratching up the real furniture around the house.I'm often asked how much rope is needed for a given project. Due to the huge array of posts, tubes, & columns out there, I'm unable to give an estimate that a DIY-er can hang her hat on.
Some factors that will affect the footage you will be needing are:
1) Whether you are wrapping a round structure or a rectangular structure (like 2x4's),
2) How tightly you are wrapping, and
3) How well you compress the rows together.
Valerie, a potential customer in Florida who was planning to repair the sisal posts on a favorite cat condo proposed a couple of different ways to calculate the footage needed for her project, and passed them along to me. I experimented with these calculations, using several different tubes, and found one of these formulas to be quite accurate. The other one didn't account for some factors that the better one did, and we agreed that this one works the best.
I won't go into the details of the equation, here, since even if you had it now, you'd still need a small amount of my 3/8" sisal rope in order to get a reliable result. So, I'm offering a kit at my website, Feline Design Cat Furniture, on the bulk rope page. Those of you who wish to avail yourself of Valerie's well-considered calculation can navigate to that page & order this "Footage Kit". Just search for "Feline Design Sisal Rope".
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Valerie, who didn't have to share her work with all of us, but she did. And she'll never know how many kitties she has helped, but I will know ( and now you will too ).Maybe you find yourself with cat furniture that was completely assembled when you got it. If you take your time, you can find the screws or nails that hold it together. Best way in my estimation is to separate the fibers of the covering where you suspect the fasteners are. You'll notice a "pucker" or a disturbance in the uniformity of the surface of the carpet. Philips head screws are easy to back out with a screw gun or drill with a proper bit. Nails may need to be dug out. Have a little patience. They'll budge, believe me. They're only nails. But if you want to find these fasteners, just poke around with something metal - like a nail. They're in there.There are more of my tips in my published here. I have posted them to help you, the crafty and handy person that you are. I sell a variety of complete cat furniture items at my web site for the many people who finally conclude that they aren't going to want to put in the time and effort (& have retail dealers who sell my larger creations). It's all a matter of personal preference, and a matter of how confident you are in your ability to finish the job. I'm not a carpenter, either, by the way. And I found that you sure can't make a decent cat tree right out of the box with a marketing degree. I had to get an advanced degree in "trial & error."
Good luck. I'll be here if you want to go ahead and get a big, rugged, meaty American pole like mine. I've been here all along, waiting for you to ask for something more substantial than you've been settling for. But maybe you'll just DIY. More power to ya. I just hope your cat appreciates all the consideration and effort that went into your restoration job. You'll know when the little critter is sleeping soundly on that top level, I guess!