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This Cactus Post Gives Your Cat A Stylish Place To Scratch

Because your couch needs a break.

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Supplies:

* 1 3-inch ABS pipe (cut into 3-inch sections)

* 2 3-inch wye joints

* 2 3-inch 45-degree elbow

* 3 3-inch coupling

* 1 3-inch flushing

* 3 foam balls

* 1 wooden disk

* 2 ¼-inch x 100-feet sisal ropes

* Hot glue

* Cement

* Screws

* Fabric dye

* Felt (for flowers)

Instructions:

# Dye 150 feet of the rope green. Let dry.

# Drill pilot holes through flushing into wooden disc.

# Place flushing over wooden disk and mark holes.

# Drill pilot holes where you marked.

# Screw flushing to wooden disk. Set aside.

# Cut 3-inch ABS pipe into 5 3-inch sections using a hacksaw.

# Push 1 of the pipe pieces into flushing.

# Pour cement into this pipe. This is to weigh it down.

# Let dry.

# Now, to start building the cactus shape.

# Put couplings on, stacking them, held together by 3-inch pieces of 3-inch pipe. Use a hammer to make sure joints are tight.

# Connect 45 elbows to the wye joints.

# Connect wye joints and elbows to the base of the cactus, using 3-inch pieces of 3-inch pipe.

# Push down the cactus to ensure all joints are secure.

# Hot glue the foam balls into the opening of the 3 tops.

# Using hot glue, coil your dyed rope from bottom to top to cover the cactus.

# Coil the undyed rope around flushing and covering base.

# Check to remove all extraneous pieces of hot glue, rope, etc. to make this safe for your kitty.

# Add some felt flowers for a little pop of color.

# If desired, rub some catnip on it to make your cat more inclined to scratch!

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