Week­end project

Make a scratch­ing post to keep kitty’s claws busy.

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You will need • 400mm x 300m ply­wood (18mm thick) • coarse car­pet (400mm x 300mm) • 300mm cur­tain rod (30mm thick) • 40mm PVC pipe: 1 x 400mm piece 1 x 250mm piece 1 x el­bow • coarse rope • Al­colin Con­tact Ad­he­sive • Al­colin PVC Weld • Al­colin Fix-All • two 6mm x 40mm screws • two 8mm x 16mm screws • screw­driver


1 Ap­ply Al­colin Con­tact Ad­he­sive to the wood and car­pet and al­low to be­come touch-dry; at­tach the car­pet to the wood. 2 Drill pi­lot holes and screw the cur­tain rod to the base from un­der­neath with the 6mm x 40mm screws. 3 Us­ing Al­colin PVC Weld, join the two pipes with the el­bow in-be­tween. 4 Place the pipe over the cur­tain rod and se­cure with the 8mm x 16mm screws. 5 Ap­ply Al­colin Fix-All to the up­right PVC pipe, then wrap the rope around the pipe. Se­cure the ends of the rope with mask­ing tape un­til the Fix-All is dry. Drill a hole in the end of the short pipe on which to hang a toy.

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