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 Hide a cat litter box in a MALM chest of drawers 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.