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« on: January 20, 2017 03:19:41 PM »

Here is the post from one of my clients that was headed for the dumpster.

Fairly shredded and well used in all areas.
I took most of it apart, except for the rope which I simply trimmed.
I counted over one hundred (!) staples as I removed them from all carpeted areas!

Here is the redone piece.

I posted a request on Freecycle that I was looking for a sizeable new bit of carpet for this project. I got a huge roll from a nice lady who was excited that it was gonna be used for kitties.

Here is Cirquie checking it out for the first time.


I wanted to put just a bit of oomph to it so added bright red paracord.

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017 06:40:23 PM »

Great save!
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017 07:19:06 PM »

Nice recycling and freecycling!  Wink  Cirquie looks thrilled.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017 07:30:21 AM »

Ooo clever! That looks great.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017 07:35:24 AM »

Nice job repairing that scratching post, and it's great that you were able to get the carpeting for free too!

We used to have a room-high cat tree tower that I reupholstered years ago and it too was full of staples that I pulled out and discarded.  I think I tried to hot glue the new carpet on, but that wasn't strong enough, so, I ultimately just ended up putting more staples into it again; what did you use to attach your carpeting?  The cylindrical tower segments are what I reupholstered, the lighter-colored platforms were fine, so, I left them as-is.  The tower eventually became structurally unsound and went to the dump, so we don't have it anymore, and the bottom-most orange tomcat, Chauncey, is the only cat in the photograph that is still alive today, the other two female cats above him passed away years ago.



None of the cats I have ever owned in my life have ever used our scratching posts regularly--as far as the kitties are concerned, those items serve no useful purpose.  They scratch on everything but the scratching post, including the knees of my poor jeans while I'm wearing them!
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017 09:26:24 AM »

Can relate to cats choosing furniture etc over the post! I am happy to say that mine are indeed using the post.
Tried Gorilla glue for the first time ever, love it so much!! It did the job for carpet and Paracord.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017 10:22:15 AM »

Loved that you save this scratch post from going to the dumpster. Well done!
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