Found a way to make cat towers that hardly cost nothing except a couple of staples. Enclosed pictures that show how.
The reels are from a local cable company.
The carpet is from the junk bins at local carpet dealers
I usually start by cutting all the carpet that is needed depending on how many tiers you will need:
Each tier needs a peice to cover core – measure circumference and height cut and install before carpeting floors.
Top of each tower needs 1 peice with no hole in center make two inches bigger to allow for foldover.
Each tier needs apeice to cover surface – cut hole in middle and slit to allow it to be slipped over.
it helps to have cardboard templates of carpet peices needed
Carpet can be cut with utility knive or sharp scissors
Depending on how many tiers just screw them together be careful screws are not longer than needed
Use Maximum 1/2″ staples
Cover cores first Just staple seams on both sides.
Cover top and staple & fold over.
Cover tiers staple along seam and where it meets core(s) and fold over & staple
Depending on how neat you want the foldover to be you can use as many staples as you want – KEEP PRESSURE ON GUN WHEN STAPLING AND USE ABOUT 90lbs of air pressure.
GOOD LUCK and email me if you have any questions