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How To Make a Cat Scratching Post

Watch more Cat Care & Grooming videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make a cat scratching post by following these easy steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Decide on dimension Determine the length of your scratching post and cut the post with a saw to fit. It should be a few inches longer than the length of your cat. Tip Make the base sturdy enough to support the post and the weight of your cat. Step 2: Make the first layer Lay the three 12-inch boards side by side, so the ends are flush. Step 3: Attach the second layer Place the two 18-inch boards on top, crosswise. Saw any overhang so the second layer is flush with the first. Step 4: Screw layers together Using the power drill, screw the second layer onto the first layer with four 3-inch screws. This will serve as your base. Step 5: Cover base Cover the base with a carpet scrap and staple it in place. Tip Use short, bristly carpet, such as Berber. Step 6: Attach post Position the post in the center of the base and attach it with a screw on each corner. Drill the screws in diagonally, starting near the bottom of the post so that the screw makes it through both post and base. Step 7: Cover post Staple carpet scraps to cover the post. Tip Rub catnip on the post or hang a dangling cat toy from the top. Step 8: Settle in Settle in for hours of entertainment as your cat tears into their new scratching post. Did You Know? Did you know? Cats perspire through their paws.
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