The cats are among the most popular pets, because they convince with friendliness and intelligence. Many cat owners opt for an attractive cat tree at home. But to build a scratching post yourself is no easy task, but a real savings compared to the finished scratching posts in the market. It is especially important that the cats have enough latitude, because they are full of energy and like to climb.
The material for the cat tree is crucial for DIY. For this reason, you should choose a suitable branch, which is perfect for a cat's paradise. But first of all, you have to think carefully about how big the trunk piece has to be. If the cat tree is intended for your garden, then you have much more choice in the search. For the interior, the construction does not have to be too big and too massive.
The scratching post is a real experience for the four-legged friends
Material and tool list
Before proceeding with the self-construction guide, we want to pay attention to the materials and tools needed for the project. The most important materials are the lightning concrete and the platform templates. The lightning concrete is needed for the attachment of the scratching post and the templates are important for the tailor-made design of the platforms.
The tool list includes a cordless screwdriver, a drill, a stapler and a hammer.
The stable substructure is particularly important
So you build a scratching tree properly
The base of the construction must be built very stably, because the level surface plays an important role. For this step of the instructions, you need a mold that later has to be filled with lightning concrete. During filling you have to be careful that there are no cavities, because the scratching tree is often not liked when it wobbles. For this reason, it is important that the foundation is carefully built and then fully hardened. Only then can you move on to the next step, namely to design the various levels.
Design the scratching post to your own taste
Each cat tree has the so-called levels, which are suitable for the well-being of cute pets. Generally, these platforms are considered the most important point of construction. The number of platforms depends on the size of the scratching post. At least 2 such levels must already be there. On one level you can also design a sleeping lodge or other interesting activities for the four-legged friends. An important point for the platforms is the careful construction process. The reason is that the cats have very fine noses and smell much stronger than humans. Experts are of the opinion that the use of solvent-free and low-odor building products is recommended for this type of project. The platforms are mostly made of wood, but you can also use other materials that are safe for the four-legged friends. On the platforms, a padding is necessary, which is used for the well-being of the cats. Foam padding is perfect and can be cut very easily, because for the platforms you need a perfect fit.
The number of platforms depends on the number of cats