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It will safe you a demolished household and some money.LOL
i had a scratching shelf but it was almost gone , it was just a shelf with some carpeting.
my ladies loved it.
so it hought i must make a new one, but i didn't have some scraps of carpeting so i thought why not of carton boxes.
I work most of the time on the floor and for the my protecting of my floor i always using carton boxes.
so i thought i can recycle them in to this project so they will become a third live.
it was easy to make and my furries loving me now more then ever.LOL
i thought i must make him soo that i can clean it easy so i used a shoebox lit as well.
you can turn it and pick it up and in those holes nothing can filling with dust.
I' and my cat Muis are very allergic for dust.
and to make it more durable i have wrapped the lid with some plastic coated closet paper.
so it can stand moistering as well. the scratching shelf is laying on the floor in the kitchen, so there can lay some water spoiled there. if not. you can do it too for the candy for your own eyes;XD
because i had used a box i had given of m y sis as well, it smelled of her pets so at first my furries didn't wanted to look at it.LOL soooo i have tricket them with some catnip i have rubbed in.
I had some drops with liquid of valeriaan, but... mine doesn't like that.
I think my friends are too spoiled.LOL

note:
the time is without drying time and is depending how big your shoe lid will be and how much you must cut
I hope you like this and make one for your own furry friends
thank you for stopping by , just have a happy crafting fun time;-D

Posted by Jet H. from Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Jet H.'s 107 projects »
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  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gathering all lthe materials you need .
    the cuttingmat, the carton boxes ,a good cutting knife , ruler , the lid of a shoe box and a pen

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measuring the length of the inside of your lid.
    and use this wide sizes for to make the carton plates.
    be sure that the carton direction is in the lenght.
    Please watch my picture on the carton.

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 3
    Step 3

    On this step you see on the top the lenght direction on the carton.
    and in the opposite direction you must cut now the strokes of carton.
    i used the width of my ruler it was a centimeter or 100mm , more thenthe lid.

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now just make a bunch of storkes, you can see on the side of the strokes that they have a zigzag structure.
    You must need that for your project !!!!!
    if you have that, you done it great!!!!;-D

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you have made enough of those strokes just fill your lid, don't cheat, the lid must be filled tightly;-D
    soooo it can be a boring moment to notice that you must make some more.LOL

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 6
    Step 6

    take some plasticfied paper or wax paper and wrap your lid.

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 7
    Step 7

    You don't have to wrap t he bottom of your lid because you will glue there the strokes.

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take the stips you have made and glue them in the lenght and glue the next one on them.
    Make neatly bundles.

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 9
    Step 9

    lay them on a plate with the sides down and so that the next one didn't thought the other. Lay an other plate on top and set a weight on it. I had a brick
    let it dry, the drying time takes some hours. so in between just take a break and drink or eat something.LOL

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 10
    Step 10

    With a hacksaw you will make the sides on the same length and with the wood file you make them smoothly;-D

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take the glued bundles of strokes glue the box sides and the bottem and the sides of the bundles and put the bundles in the lid.
    you use agian for this woodglue.

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 12
    Step 12

    when you have glued all the strokes in the lid like this.
    pick up a bundle of rubber bands, you need those large ones!!!

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 13
    Step 13

    wrap the rubber bands on the wide and the lenght of the lid and let the almost ready scratching shelf dry;-D
    Perhaps time for something else?LOL

  • How to make a scratching post. Make Your Own Reycled Cat Scratchingshelf - Step 14
    Step 14

    Remove the rubber band off your project and.. take some cat nips to make this new scratching shelf irresistible.
    Your furrie friends will be thankfull and your furniture and wallpaper even more.LOL
    thank you for stopping by and have much fun;-D

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Alf
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
Oh milo will love this. Great idea Jet thanks.
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