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Published on November 30th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Bookcase with scratching post and hammock

Materials:Expedit Bookcase, LACK Wall shelf, Shelves Carriers, Material from an old scratching post

Description: I took an Expedit bookcase and a LACK wall shelf to create a storage cabinet which also functions as a cat playground.

~ Siebrenna

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Jules Yap

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16 Responses to Bookcase with scratching post and hammock

  1. Anonymous says:

    This may be the best idea EVER! Thank you, Thank you1

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is totally amazing….. I just love it and see a very definite future for it in my foster room


  3. Your cat will surely love staying on that hammock. Great blog you have there.

    Outdoor Swing

  4. Adelante4 says:

    Lol that’s quality. What more could a cat want than a designer scratch pad?

    Jason from Dog Beds

  5. Siebrenna says:

    @Zorro, thanks ;-) We have one Maine Coon an two Norwegian Forest Cats. They are all very sweet.

  6. Zorro says:

    I like this! Thanks for the great pics…I am planning trip to IKEA and will be picking up the EXPEDIT & LACK. BTW, your black and white kitty looks exactly like mine…I had to take a double-take…wondering when he had gotten away to get his cute little self into your pic! :) Per chance is your black & white a Ragamuffin breed? Mine is and is very sweet! Cheers!

  7. I LOVE this and will probably need to make one too! My fav part about your pictures is the cats using it, even before it’s all together! So cute!

  8. Siebrenna says:

    @Christin, for the hammock, I used materials from our old scratching post. You can also buy a complete hammock at the petstore.

  9. Okok says:

    I realy love it!
    Shame I haven’t got enough space to do something like that :/

  10. Christin says:

    Is the shelf carrier what you made the hammock out of? Is that sold at Ikea? I went there today and couldn’t find that part but I didn’t look very hard, I was kind of rushed. Please let me know as I would like to make this for my 3 cats too.

  11. Siebrenna says:

    …and thanks for the compliments.

  12. Siebrenna says:

    @Trish: one cat used to use the old hammock we had previously, but he hasn’t used the new one yet. He probably needs to get used to the new location of the hammock (we hope)

    @Madame Patate: The lack wall shelf is screwed to the bookcase with a pair of shelf carriers. The combination is very stable.

  13. I’m sure my cat would love it !
    And I would love to have something not-ugly for my cat (for a change)

    Is the shelf solid enough without any support from the wall ?

  14. Super nice combination! Nicely done!



  15. Trish says:

    So does the cat actually use the hammock? We have one on our cat tree and the cats never use it.

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