06 November 2010

Door Cat Scratcher

credit to Martha Stewart

Tools and Materials
  • Wooden plank (we used poplar) that is 1/2-inch thick, 6 inches wide, and 39 inches long
  • Carpet remnant (ideally from the room in which you will use the cat scratcher), cut to the length and width of the wood plank
  • Wood glue
  • Weights (canned food works well)
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill with 2-inch hole saw attachment
  • 3/4-inch-wide lattice
  • Finish nails
  • Paint (to match the door, if possible)
  • Paintbrush
  • Optional: heavy-duty Velcro, catnip

Door Cat Scratcher How-To

  1. Glue remnant to board with wood glue. Place assembled board and remnant face down, and place a weight on it. Let dry.
  2. Measure from the floor to the center of the doorknob. Subtract 1 inch. Measure this length up from the bottom of the board and mark with a pencil. Using a 2-inch hole saw drill attachment, drill through board and carpet, with the top of the hole meeting the line you have marked. Note: Make sure the hole is big enough for your doorknob; 2 inches works for most.
  3. Add 3/4-inch-wide lattice strip trim to all four edges, using wood glue and finish nails. The lattice can be painted to match the door, if desired.
  4. Optional: Attach the bottom of the cat scratcher to the bottom of the door with heavy-duty Velcro, to keep the scratcher from swinging. Cats can be enticed to use the board with a little catnip until they get into the habit.

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