Ok, you could go down to your local pet shop and get yourself one of those ugly cat scratch poles for $40 or so. Boring! How about a cat couch with integrated play tunnel?
The tunnel made up of PVC plastic wrapped up in pretty material may be a bit hard for your back. Then there is the question of how do you clean inside the tunnels. But why get hung up on the details if you could be the envy of the cat world with this amazing, unique and modern piece of cat-playing-sitting furniture.
I say, bring on the TV-unit-dog-kennel!