Do you remember this photo taken in the “before photos” of our Lake House Fixer Upper? When I first saw these stairs I said it reminded me of a cat scratching post. Well, when we took up the carpet of course I saved it. Guess what I used some of that carpet for….

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You guessed it (or maybe not)…a cat scratching post!

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DIY Cat Scratching Post Supplies:

DIY Cat Scratching Post Accessories:

DIY Cat Scratching Post Instructions:

Step 1) Cut 2×6 boards to the sizes in the sketch.

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Step 2) Using a 12″ mitre saw, cut the 6 1/2″ boards at a 45 degree angle, standing the board up on edge. (not flat)

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Step 3) Spray paint both sides of the boards. Let dry. If you have never tried the Rust-Oleum’s Comfort Grip you are missing out! This is a great, inexpensive tool when painting several items!

Step 4) Lay the boards out to spell the word MEOW as shown in the sketch. Decide what pieces you want to accessorize for the scratching post.  DO NOT SCREW IT TOGETHER YET!

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Step 5) Sisal rope accessory. Take the painted board and wrap it with rope. Staple the beginning and wrap until the board is covered, adding staples to the back side of the board as shown above.

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Step 6) Carpet accessory. Lay the board on the carpet to measure the length of the board. Cut the carpet on the top and bottom as shown in the above picture. Then roll the board to cut the approximate length around the board.

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Step 7) Put liquid nail on both sides of the board. Wrap the carpet around the board and add staples to the back to secure. Using a carpet knife cut the carpet to size, leaving the back of the board open.

Step 8) Lay the boards out to spell MEOW again and begin the assemble the boards with 2″ trim screws.

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Diva Tip:  Add wood glue to all the boards ends before you screw them together. This is always a good idea when attaching wood to wood.

Step 9) Glue and screw together the W and M angles with 2″ screws.

Step 10) Glue and screw the boards together starting at the top and working your way down.

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Step 11) Because this will have your kitty cats on it, add braces to the inside of the intersections where you feel they are needed. It’s better to add one when in question!

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Yes, that’s me being a dork and getting excited about my MEOW starting to take shape!

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Step 12) Add eye hooks to hang cat toys from. Here are some close-ups of the cat scratching post accessories.

Step 13) Add wall brackets to the end of the top platform and the end of the E to attach it to the wall.

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

The makers of the MEOW cat scratch post (with Stella) and my crazy cat lady niece! It was the perfect Christmas gift.

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Meet Spaz and Mongo. The DIY MEOW cat scratcher is cat approved! 

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Other Options:

The cat scratching post was inspired by shelves I had been noticing on Pinterest. Here are shelving options we created.

DIY HOME Shelf inspired by: Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

DIY HOME Shelf Option

DIY LOVE Shelf inspired by: Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

DIY LOVE Shelf Option 

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Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

Attention Cat lovers! Let me show you how to make cat scratching diy shelves! This homemade cat scratching post idea for the wall! Awesome Cat DIY project!

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    1. Thank you! My niece just put them on it a couple times and they were hooked! You could probably throw some cat nip on the top carpet 🙂

  1. OH WOW I am a big cat lover with two left! This would be a dream for one of my cats that loves to climb on my chairs and scratch, his old post broke so need to create a new one!
    Can’t wait to try. MEOW!
    Maria

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