All cats need something to play or use to trim their nails with. Scratching posts are good for cats nails and your furniture!
I used a bare plank of wood and spare carpet we had left over from our basement Reno. The carpet I cut first measuring so it met perfectly in the middle on the back side. Pull the carpet tight and use a staple gun.
The post is made from another spare piece of wood and screwed in at the bottom AFTER the carpet is stapled. I found the rope from Home Depot for $4.00 instead of the expensive rope and found it works just as good.
I already used some of the rope for another post so I did not have much left… as you can see the top was bare so I added paw prints!
These are my cats paw prints by using trace paper on an old painting from her paws.