Introducing Natural Scratch Cork & Cedar Scratching Posts PLUS BONUS GIVEAWAY

Sun, May 9, 2010

Giveaways, Green Design, Scratching

Natural Scratch Cork and Cedar Scratchers

In keeping with our scratching theme, I’d like to share with you these elegantly simple and unique scratching posts that offer some different materials for scratching. Natural Scratch is a line of handcrafted scratching posts made of solid natural cork or solid white cedar wood. As we saw in the photos last week, lots of cats like to scratch on wood, so this may be the perfect solution.

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Both the cork and the cedar scratchers have incredibly sturdy bases made of red cedar. The cedar post measures 32″ tall and the cork post comes in both 24″ and 32″. These posts have some really great details, designed to entice your cat to scratch, including the antenna toy made of stretchy string, and a “mouse hole” at the top. You can poke the antenna toy through the hole or hide treats or other toys so kitty will reach up to investigate and then dig her claws into the post.

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The wood post is made with Wisconsin-grow Northern white cedar. This wood has a nice rough texture that cats love, plus it is very soft, so they can really sink their claws in. The company says that in all the years they’ve been making these posts, no one has ever reported a cat getting a sliver in a paw.

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They sent us one of the cork posts to test, and as you can see, it is a big hit. It took a while for them to get used to the new material, but the toy at the top really helped attract them to the post. It gets a lot of use now, and although some crumbs flake off each time it gets clawed, you can barely see any wear. A little vacuuming cleans-up the cork bits. I think we will get many, many years of use out of this scratcher. And the cats especially love how tall it is, they can really get in a good stretch, as Ando and Theo are both demonstrating above.

Natural Scratch Horizontal Scratchers

Natural Scratch just came out with a line of horizontal scratchers, too, in both cork and cedar. They also have the string toy attached, as well as some holes that you can fill with catnip.

All Natural Scratch products come with a booklet with lots of helpful tips for training your cat to use the scratching post.


Natural Scratch is offering a 32-inch cork post for one lucky winner! To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your thoughts about the Natural Scratch products. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on May 16. One entry per person. This giveaway includes free shipping to the lower 48 states. Readers outside this region may enter if they are willing to pay the extra shipping charges.

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706 Responses to “Introducing Natural Scratch Cork & Cedar Scratching Posts PLUS BONUS GIVEAWAY”

  1. 601

    Wow, I really would love to have something like this for my 8 rescue cats.. I’m redoing a room and house trying to ad new more modern stuff and I know my cats would love this..

  2. 602

    My cats would LOVE this, and I love that it’s all natural.

  3. 603

    Oooooh baby! My cat needs to stop scratching my couch and start upping his scratch game with this bad boy.

  4. 604

    Oh boy, I get another chance to win a scratching post to file my paw nails. Thanks!

  5. 605

    Love the natural look – I am sure kitty will like much more than my sofa arm!

  6. 606

    My cats aren’t too fond of sisal and they’ve never scratched on the bare wood support beams in the basement, but I could really see them going after cork. What a great idea and so natural.

  7. 607

    WOW! This is fantastic. My indoor/outdoor cats would probably be more apt to staying inside. Their favorite thing outside is scratching the trees and climbing, hehe. Amazing! Just another great feature you all are sharing with us. Thanks!

  8. 608

    My kitty Lucy loves to stretch when she scratches, she would love this. Can we have some info on how to order one or did I miss it in the article?

  9. 609

    That looks very comfortable and stylish for kitthy scratching. I’m sure my kitties would love to use one of those.

  10. 610

    Hi! I just bought a new vacuum cleaner, so I am ready to pick up any cork crumbs left by my bevy of scratchers.

  11. 611

    The assistant manager at my apartments would love this! She has four cats and, of course, they tend to go after her couch and chairs. They love using trees and posts when they go outside, so I’m sure they’d love this!

  12. 612

    This would work way better than the unscratchable things I have currently available for scratching.

  13. 613

    The cedar is a good idea. It smells great and in theory, the more it is scratched, the more it scents the room. It’s a win-win. My gang would love this.

  14. 614

    great looking posts, love the height, way better than short carpet posts.

  15. 615

    it’s so tall — minoush and mishu would love to get their strrrretch on!

  16. 616

    Very nice, and they look like a good option for our one recalcitrant kitty, who still prefers the silk-covered sofa to any of the many scratching surfaces we have tried!

  17. 617

    Very funky! I LIKE it, and I’m guessing my kitties would too! Eco-friendly AND nifty looking. Just what we’re all looking for these days.

  18. 618

    These look about as natural as you can get. My cats have destroyed their towers that were covered in carpet and now they look awful. I think they would really go for these.

  19. 619
    Erin Lea

    This looks like a well made product! Cat trees can fall apart so quickly when your cats actually use them… but this looks like a cat post that would last for a long time. And the string? That’s a great addition! I think my cat would go to play with the string and start scratching while he was up there. My bed might actually be safe from scratching!!

  20. 620

    Oh my goodness, that looks great!

  21. 621

    this looks like a great product. i would love to get the cedar one for my three cats…

  22. 622

    Our cats love to stretch and scratch and I know they’d love this! Currently they use the sun porch posts; this would be a great improvement.

  23. 623

    I really like natural-material products for my kitty. I think he would love this and it would be a great addition to our bedroom!

  24. 624

    I love the concept but prefer a more elegant and modern stand/base. Naturally my 4 cats would scoff at such a notion and demonstrate that function ultimately trumps form. I on the other hand, want both function and form. So to that end, I would like to see this on something similar to a speaker stand or atop wrought iron (or steel, etc) legs/feet w/o sacrificing practicality (hello function!). I’d happily place the current offering in my home office in a heartbeat, whereas my partner would disapprove of the “arts and crafts” aesthetic and lobby for the basement placement (and lose).

  25. 625

    Awesome post, I really like the height.

  26. 626
    Nancy S.

    These are really gorgeous and my cat would love it.

  27. 627

    Definitely…a very interesting product! Am curious to see how our kitties would take to it!

  28. 628

    That looks wonderful, and I think my cat would love it.

  29. 629

    this would be awesome for my kitties!

  30. 630
    Lee Sullivan

    My kitties aren’t big scratchers but I would love for them to have this unique toy.

  31. 631

    Our cats seem to like alot of surfaces. Would love to give this “natural” one a try

  32. 632

    Ms. Sophie would love to scratch on one of these instead of my couch!

  33. 633
    cat lady


  34. 634
    Michele P.

    I love natural goodies in my home, and that goes for my pets as well. My cat Stubby loves to shred my wallpaper (ahem!) in the bathroom in his quest for natural wood, so this would definitely be a life saver here as well…

  35. 635

    I love seeing al these products made from renewable and/or recycled materials. It just adds to their simple beauty.

  36. 636

    My cats have scratched the heck out of our hamper. They really need this natural post. :) I love how tall it is!

  37. 637

    Hopefully this type of post would age better than my sisal covered trees and cat gym have (though 20+ years of use by the cats is not bad; only now is the sisal getting a bit ‘threadbare’). It would be fun to watch my very pampered indulged girls investigate a cork scratching post.

  38. 638

    This would be great for my three little felines!

  39. 639
    Maryann Royster

    My cats use rug scratching posts. I never thought of wood or cork.

  40. 640

    cool cool~ my cats need a good stretch

  41. 641

    Heck, if I were a cat, I’d want to sink my nails into those myself!!

  42. 642

    my kitties would love this!

  43. 643
    patti zander

    How gorgeous and excellent Paws Up photos from the kitties. I’ve never heard of cork as a scratching surface.

  44. 644

    My 9 cats have gone through those carpeted covered scratching posts like crazy.These would (wood) be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. 645
    10 cat Mom

    These look great!

  46. 646

    my baby would love this!!! she always scratches on a piece of wood we have outside.

  47. 647

    Wood is paws down Magellan’s favorite thing to scratch! He has a small branch, but it would be cool to have a variety of woods for him.

  48. 648

    Wow, I love the idea of teh cork. I might have to look into buying one of these if I don’t win!

  49. 649

    my big baby Mo really needs a scratching post and they are pretty expensive on fixed income

  50. 650

    I love that these are made from completely natural material. I also love that they are an alternative to sisal, as one of my cats tries to eat the sisal on many cat posts. I currently use cardboard, but it makes a mess and doesn’t last very long.


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