Hi Nadine, quite a few of our hometalkers have made cat scratch posts. You can find the tutorials here - https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=cat%20scratch%20post
Hi Nadine: These are so easy to make! I have made several, and they don't cost much if you're clever:) I get carpet pieces from places where they are building homes and throw the excess out. Also, when they are cutting down trees, I will use some of the thicker branches for the posts, and sometimes, they even have pieces of wood for the base that they throw out. Be sure to ask before taking anything, though. Also, for the curved parts, I get the tubes used for pouring concrete, like the SAKRETE 2 in. x 48 in. Tube for Concrete. Cut it as long as you want it to be, usually about 16 inches long, and then cut that in half, lengthwise and put the 2 pieces together for strength. You can also use sisal rope to wind around the posts for a scratching post.
Here are some sites (and you can check with your local library for books on this) that should help get you started:
This should get you started:) Once you get going, you just may be making then for sale or to give to a cat rescue. You can do this, I have faith in you! Good luck
Take a small table, cover the legs with string and the top with soft fur like fabric. Cover tin and posts with fur fabric and there you have it....
And one other tip. Spray your sisal with catnip if the cat doesn't take to the "new thing" right away. It makes a great ice-breaker.