I've got this heavy basket that lives on the bottom shelf of my bookshelf. It houses miscellaneous candles and tea lights. It's become Kitteh's scratching post, which wasn't a big deal until he began scratching it at such odd angles that it would fall off the shelf and onto the floor. Still not a big deal, unless you consider that little Maggie loves to eat things that smell yummy, like my candle collection. Sooo, we had to put an end to the basket scratching.
I was scoping out cat trees at the store and noticed that right across the isle was a roll of the twine rope that you generally find on legs of store-made cat trees. Interesting.... $2.27.
Red had pieces of 2x4s and 1x6s in the shed, so I found a suitable chunk and began my cat project.
I started by securing one end of the rope to the wood with a staple gun, then began to wind the twine rope around the hunk of wood. That took a lot longer than I'd anticipated. And I got rope burn. But whatever.
Kitteh began using it right away.
It's not a fancy thing by any means, but for less than $3, Kitteh and I are happy!
I just leaned it against the wall in a corner and called it good. And my candle basket has remained in it's rightful spot.
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