Life Pets Cats Cat Scratching Post Prime feline real estate features textured surfaces for scratching and indoor/outdoor nooks for napping. But the cat condos with the most curb appeal can be pricey. Head to the hardware store to DIY one that truly has it all. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 29, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: KIRSTEN FRANCES For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of cat crafts. What You'll Need Materials Tube (Sakrete Tube for Concrete, 12" by 48", $12, homedepot.com.) Handsaw (Fiskars Precision Handsaw, 7", $30, michaels.com.) Hot glue gun and sticks (Surebonder Plus Series Dual-Temperature Hot-Glue Gun, $28, michaels.com.) Sisal (Sisalcarpet.com Feline Sisal, in Essential Gray, $29 a sq yd., sisalcarpet.com.) Tray (IKEA Glattis tray, $20, ikea.com.) Sheepskin (Sejling Sheepskin, in Gray, $50, ikea.com.) Pencil Instructions Our brilliant base is a sturdy but lightweight cardboard cylinder; this kind is typically used in construction projects to mold concrete. It stands 48 inches tall, so halve it with a handsaw (use the remainder to make a second home, save it for another project, or recycle it). Sketch on a front door and cut it out. Hot-glue on a durable sisal exterior, and appoint the penthouse with a shearling-lined tray for lounging with a view. Optional: Remove the shearling to reveal the brass tray underneath—and convert your cat's abode into a slim side table, just right for setting down drinks.