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#1 of 8 Old 02-10-2007, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We just scored a sturdy-looking cat tree at the "too good to waste" section of our dump. Dh was less pleased that we were unloading a bunch of junk, only to come home with another project, but I know our six rescued cats (and I swear, we're actually dog people!) will be thrillled. We'd like to replace the carpet and sisal rope on it, and basically just use the frame, which includes flat areas and a round tube. How would we attach the carpet and hide the edges? What would we use? I'm sure they have some strong (and toxic) carpet glue out there, but we'd like something less poisonous for our house!

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Yeah, I was thinking about that, though I have vague recollections of trying to simply reattach some carpet to an older cat tree before with a staple gun and it not working... maybe it was the staple gun, though, and we should try again.

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Dh couldn't get the staples to go through the carpet when he made a giant scratch post (went up into the loft of the house -- the cats loved it). He ended up using common nails, wrapping one edge of the carpet over the other to overlap.
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Long staples. I made my neice a balance beam years ago and staple carpet over the wood with long staples.
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I got an electric staple gun that shoots regular 3/8 " staples, 5/8 " staples, 3/4 " staples and 5/8 " brads from Sear Hardware for under $40.

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We're going to give it a try in a few weeks when we're done having company!

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