Sonia and Bruce's DIY Sisal Rope Cat Scratcher

Sonia and Bruce's DIY Sisal Rope Cat Scratcher

Gregory Han
Mar 3, 2010

Sonia is our regular go-to girl over at Unplggd for coverage about a variety of home technology related topics. But her other (true) passion revolves around anything and everything related to pets and animals, so it wasn't a surprise when she told us about her budget DIY solution for her pet cats, all made to protect the investment made with the purchase of a new house since moving cross country from NYC to the Central California coast.

When Sonia isn't writing for Unplggd or her pet blog, Pawesome, she's contributing great solutions like this one she shared over at Readymade. Home Hack month is over, but feline lovers on a budget and with some DIY gumption might find inspiration to follow Sonia and Bruce's footsteps via their thorough and concise instructions detailing how to build a customizable sisal rope cat scratcher:

After my husband and I threw down 600 bucks on a new couch we knew we had to do something about the cats. Since kitten pie was out of the question, we thought to invest in a scratching post that was so enticing, even the couch would no longer appeal. Unfortunately, when I went to the pet store, the sisal cat scratcher I've always wanted was priced at $70. Um, no. Sorry. Luckily, a few days later my husband came home with all the ingredients to make the ultimate sisal and carpet cat scratcher. Here's how we did it...

Check out more photos and the complete instructions over at Readymade's Inside Out blog.

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