New From Moderncat Studio: The Scratch Tower

Tue, May 11, 2010

Scratching

Scratch Tower Modern Cardboard Cat Scratching Tower from Moderncat Studio

Last week I showed you the new Wave door-hanging cardboard scratcher from Moderncat Studio, and this week we have another exciting new design to share with you: The Scratch Tower. Also designed in collaboration with the team at Juggernaut Design, The Scratch Tower is a huge hit at my house. We’ve been testing prototypes for months and this thing is definitley a cat magnet.

The Scratch Tower is a freestanding cardboard scratcher, unlike any other scratcher on the market. Just like Wave, The Scratch Tower is held together with compression instead of adhesives, so you can easily replace and recycle the cardboard when it becomes worn. This also allows you to change the configuration of the cardboard pieces to create an endless number of geometric, sculptural designs. You can try different configurations until you find just the right design that suits both you and your cat. And if one area of the cardboard gets worn out, simply rearrange the pieces so kitty can keep on scratching, although the cardboard we used is extremely durable and mine hasn’t shown signs of wear yet, even with repeated scratching.

There are two styles of cardboard pieces to choose from: Trio and Triangle, plus you get to choose either red or black for the ball on top.

Scratch Tower Modern Cardboard Cat Scratching Tower from Moderncat Studio

Here are just a few of the designs you can make by rearranging the cardboard:

Scratch Tower Modern Cardboard Cat Scratching Tower from Moderncat Studio

The sturdy base is made of Arreis sustainable design, 100% recycled fiberboard with a high-gloss white laminate on top and four non-skid feet on the bottom to help protect floors from scratching and to provide stability on hard surfaces.

The Scratch Tower measures 11″ by 11″ by 19.5″ tall and the cardboard scratching portion is 6″ by 6″ by 14″. All parts are fabricated in Phoenix, Arizona and hand assembled at the studio. Each Scratch Tower comes fully assembled and ships via USPS to addresses in the US. International shipping is available. The Scratch Tower is available in the Moderncat Studio Etsy shop for $95 US. Replacement cardboard will be available for $30.

Scratch Tower Modern Cardboard Cat Scratching Tower from Moderncat Studio

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22 Responses to “New From Moderncat Studio: The Scratch Tower”

  1. 1
    Terrie

    Very cool! I like the fact that you can change the design of the scratcher :)

  2. 2
    grisbe

    OK, this is the coolest scratcher I’ve seen yet.

  3. 3
    Daniela Caride

    Wow, Kate, beautiful and clever. Love it!

  4. 4
    Matthew

    This is MARVELOUS!!!
    Simply brilliant. Nice work on this design.
    :D

  5. 5
    jmuhj

    GORGEOUS and oh, so cat-friendly! I can see these being a big success wherever there are cats. Even my Sammi, adopted already maimed at 14, loves to “claw” and I can see him falling in love with this!

  6. 6
    Elizabeth

    I LOVE this!!! I have to say that I wish it were taller (30″ is best for most cats) and had a larger base with the taller height. It’s a great idea though!

  7. 7
    miryam

    Does look cool and I’m sure my cat would love scratching this (he loves other cardboard scratchers – but way too expensive for cardboard.

  8. 8
    E. A.

    it looked like a big piece of HAM too !!! LOL

  9. 9
    shenn

    Wow! So simple but I’m sure every cat will love it.

  10. 10
    nj

    19″ is kitten-sized, so does me no good. Seems like I could get a floor-to-ceiling pole from IKEA, and cookie-cutter the cardboard and be there. Just sayin’.

  11. 11
    skibbie

    a nice looking scratcher ever..

  12. 12
    Yli

    looks fun !

  13. 13
    DeKa

    Too cool!

  14. 14
    Aly

    I was just about to buy this until I saw how tall it was. My cats beg for something tall to scratch on, my door jams are proof of that. Too bad because I love the design and was even willing to pay the high price.

  15. 15
    Julie G.

    LOVE IT!

    The only downside, which is what I find with some of the really cool scratching “posts”, is that it’s too short. All of my moderncats are large–16-19 pounds each–and they need a good 30″-32″ for proper scratching & stretching. Unfortunately, it looks like I will have to continue with the not nearly as attractive “Ultimate Scratching Post” made by SmartCat.

    Now, if they start making it in a taller version I’d get at least a couple, and they’d have a SERIOUS long-term customer!

  16. 16
    Barbara

    Love this!it”s cool looking!

  17. 17
    vivian

    i’ve been looking for a scratching post that is modern and practical. my kitten is just 3 months old and her favorite scratching item is the cardboard scratcher. this is the perfect combination of form and function!

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    jody

    I am so impressed with the clever design! Thinking my cats will too…..

  20. 20
    Joanne King

    so any plans to make them bigger ?? Too short !

  21. 21
    NancyLG

    Wish they made them in Maine Coon size!


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