Catification: Creative Table Leg Cat Scratcher

Lucio lives in a small apartment in Brooklyn, NY and he needed to add a scratching surface for his cat, America. He looked around for existing objects that could serve double duty and made a cat scratching post out of a table leg. This is a brilliant way to create an easy scratching surface for your cats, especially if you live in a small space where you don't have a lot of room.

"I just wrapped a 1/2" thick sisal rope around one of the legs of my dining table, and America, my cat, loved it right away. I didn't want to add another vertical structure to my small apartment (to look like a cat tree) so the table leg seemed like a ready-made cat tree."

Notes from Jackson: "Catification 101! Think first and foremost about what your cat needs in your home. Then, remember it doesn't take shopping and spending sometimes, just imagination. Great work!"

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The Catification column on is written by Cat Style Expert, Kate Benjamin. Kate specializes in environmental enhancement for living with cats and is the founder and editor of, the premiere online magazine for design-conscious cat people. Kate’s design expertise and Jackson’s cat behavior know-how combine to create cat-friendly environments that are sure to please both human and feline family members alike.