I wanted to avoid buying a cat bed scratch post made out of cardboard and rug material. Furthermore I could not find one that suited my style, so I decided to make my own. The cat bed and scratch post I made for my cat Lucia consists of all IKEA items. Here are the IKEA items I used: LIERSKOGEN nightstand LURVIG scratching mat LIERSKOGEN Nightstand + LURVIG scratching mat | IKEA.com The hack itself is quite easy. I took off the round table top, and use then, used the metal plate that holds the top, to hold the bowl. Then, I wrapped the scratching mat around the post, and that’s about it. I put a pillow and use an old IKEA pet bed fabric I’ve had for over 10 years on the top because my cat loves the fabric. ~ by Jose A You may also like these cat bed scratch post hacks #1 Double-decker cat snug / scratch post This is really not a very difficult hack, but I thought it may be useful to the many cat-owned IKEA hackers out there. Plus I just couldn’t resist showing off my beautiful furry boys. Read more. #2 Bookcase with scratching post and hammock I took an EXPEDIT (KALLAX) bookcase and a LACK wall shelf to create a storage cabinet which also functions as a cat playground. Read more. #3 Lightweight scratching post for heavy cat Our former scratching post was a bulky, borrowed tower, and when that returned to its official owner, our own bulky cat Yen San had nowhere to sit in a high place and rule the room. See Also DIY cat house you can easily make with an IKEA step stool Because most scratching posts are either too flimsy (for the 5kg cat) or too bulky (to my taste), I decided I wanted to find a more simple, yet strong solution. Read more.