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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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I made a climbing pole

my first attempt at making a climbing pole lined with hard wearing carpet,

next I want to make a wider pole with holes in the side so that my kitty's can get inside on perches & also climb up the inside of the pole I just need to find some sort of pipe that is wide enough

I think next time I will use sisal carpet or twisted pile carpet as this one has looped pile carpet & as Elfie tend's to pull himself up rather than actually climbing he is finding it a challenge

the other 3 are loving it & scoot up the pole with ease, Teddy like's to climb around & up at the same time hehe






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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 02:38 AM
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Wow that's a cool exercising pole for the kitties! I can't wait until I have a bigger place so that I can have lots of cool stuff for Milky and his future playmates!! Good job!
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Wow, I'm impressed! That is really nice! How did you make it? How is the carpet fastened on? (with a staple gun?)

I have a tall scratching post that neither cat is using (it's a carpet one) & I want to wrap it with something else, but not sure how to fasten it on.


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look at home and building stores for the bigger tubes, they have a product that is the form for making concrete pillars.. basicaly a big tube you cut to lenght and fill with cement..

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that is one of the coolest ideas Ive seen lately. great job! Filing that idea for my next house!
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WOW! How did you anchor to the ceiling? And did any of your cats express interest in taking a ride on the ceiling fan !
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 05:59 PM
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Really great job! If we all love it this much, those kits must want to marry it.

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And did any of your cats express interest in taking a ride on the ceiling fan !
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 10:14 PM
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Wow cool, I've thought of doing something like this.

Would be better to wrap it with sisal, though.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for your comments

the cat's have all used it & seem to like it but I agree next time I will definitely use sisal carpet as Meeca has taken a liking to reaching up & scratching with her body full stretched out & Elfie has trouble with his claws getting stuck as he tends to try to pull his self up it rather than actually climbing lol

we have fixed it to the floor & ceiling using screws which you cannot see & we fixed the carpet using carpet glue so there are no nasty staples in it at all

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 01:09 AM
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your cat pole

Hi,

Wow!
My father made a cat scratching station about a year ago for my cats. They love it. But I will make sure he takes a look at your cat pole, and maybe he can make one for my cats too!
I wish I had the tools and mostly the talent to build things...

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