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: Make Your Own Litter Box Cabinet



Make your own hidden litter box cabinet. You can camouflage you cat’s litter box and make it match your other furniture.

These instructions are pretty good, but you will need some knowledge about the use of power tools. And you’ll need something like a jig saw to cut the opening. The design includes a wire platform made from an inverted wire basket to help get cat litter off your kitty’s feet. My cats wouldn’t like how open the grid is on the wire platform, so I would use something like a wire cooling rack (for baking) that has a smaller grid. Or you can leave the wire platform off.

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