This Cactus Post Gives Your Cat A Stylish Place To Scratch

Because your couch needs a break.

Need a stylish place for your cat to scratch its paws? This cactus scratching post is the cutest solution! Check out the tutorial below.

Need a stylish place for your cat to scratch its paws? This cactus scratching post is the cutest solution! Check out the tutorial below.

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  • 1 3-inch ABS pipe (cut into 3-inch sections)
  • 2 3-inch wye joints
  • 2 3-inch 45-degree elbow
  • 3 3-inch coupling
  • 1 3-inch flushing
  • 3 foam balls
  • 1 wooden disk
  • 2 ¼-inch x 100-feet sisal ropes
  • Hot glue
  • Cement
  • Screws
  • Fabric dye
  • Felt (for flowers)
  1. Dye 150 feet of the rope green. Let dry.
  2. Drill pilot holes through flushing into wooden disc.
  3. Place flushing over wooden disk and mark holes.
  4. Drill pilot holes where you marked.
  5. Screw flushing to wooden disk. Set aside.
  6. Cut 3-inch ABS pipe into 5 3-inch sections using a hacksaw.
  7. Push 1 of the pipe pieces into flushing.
  8. Pour cement into this pipe. This is to weigh it down.
  9. Let dry.
  10. Now, to start building the cactus shape.
  11. Put couplings on, stacking them, held together by 3-inch pieces of 3-inch pipe. Use a hammer to make sure joints are tight.
  12. Connect 45 elbows to the wye joints.
  13. Connect wye joints and elbows to the base of the cactus, using 3-inch pieces of 3-inch pipe.
  14. Push down the cactus to ensure all joints are secure.
  15. Hot glue the foam balls into the opening of the 3 tops.
  16. Using hot glue, coil your dyed rope from bottom to top to cover the cactus.
  17. Coil the undyed rope around flushing and covering base.
  18. Check to remove all extraneous pieces of hot glue, rope, etc. to make this safe for your kitty.
  19. Add some felt flowers for a little pop of color.
  20. If desired, rub some catnip on it to make your cat more inclined to scratch!

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