Scratch Trek: DIY 'Star Trek' cat tree with carpeted Enterprise
A DIY "Star Trek" cat tree adds a bit of space adventure to a lucky cat's life.
Up until now, cats with "Star Wars"-fan families have had all the fun with custom-made cat condos and scratchers. Not to be outdone, a "Star Trek" fan has had a go at balancing the Force for our kitty companions with an Enterprise and Romulan ship cat scratcher.
Instructables user hatstand4510 has a cat named Saavik, because of course she has a cat named Saavik. She spent $150 on plywood, PVC pipe, connectors, bolts, sisal rope, and carpet.
The instructions walk one through the process, from cutting the pipe through wrapping the sisal rope. The result is a two-tiered cat tree with the Enterprise flying above a Romulan Bird of Prey.
The saucer section of the Enterprise forms a natural cat napping spot, and those warp nacelles are bound to see some cat clawing action. Saavik seems to have taken to the sci-fi tree quite naturally.
The "Star Wars" cat creations, like the, have been a little too elaborate for your average fan to re-create easily. The Instructables for the "Star Trek" scratcher, however, are well within reach of a weekend hobbyist with a handsaw and a drill.
(Via The Mary Sue)