Since we have a kitten now we needed to have something for him to scratch besides our couches and furniture. We also have a bunch of kids who like to build and create so we thought it would be a nice project for them. They loved it. They picked everything out and helped put it together. They found some wood pieces and some fleece in the garage and got busy putting it all together. Here they are trying to keep the rope straight and tight while Daddy twists it on. They loved it. The kitty loves his new toy too! Such a handy bunch!