Modern Bent Plywood Cat Scratcher


florscratcher3.gifVery clever design here! This cat scratcher by moderncritter comes with two carpet tiles by Flor (not your typical carpet tile) that can be replaced when worn out. If the standard Terra colors don’t work in your home, you can special order from Flor and come up with something really striking or something that will blend into the background. Remember to consider whether your cat prefers looped carpet or cut pile. Moderncritter recommends looped pile if you aren’t sure.

florscratcher.gifThe plywood is finished in a walnut veneer and the carpet is attached to the plywood base with heavy-duty velcro making it easy to swap out new tiles. The scratcher can be deployed several ways. You can hang it on the wall creating a shelf. You can lean it against the wall or lay it on the ground depending on what you and your cat prefer.


DIY: Build Your Own Cat Tree

diycattree-copy.jpgStumped by the cost of upscale cat trees? Judy DePasse of DePurrs Persians has some great instructions on building your own. It includes tools and supplies needed, dimensions, and instructions.

It took her less than a day to build using mostly materials you can find at Home Depot or the like. Be sure you use sisal that doesn’t reek of oil, kerosene, etc. You probably won’t find that in most hardware stores. The stuff I’ve seen at Home Depot was too heavily oiled.

Don’t miss these other posts on a DIY cat tree and a DIY scratching post.