By Lilith Dowling. Cat Furniture. Published at Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - 10:26:13 AM.
The rocking-2-gether chair for cats with a strong constitution - We cat lovers like to share our relaxing moments with our feline friends. This clever rocking chair allows both human and cat to gently rock in unison on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Just make sure it’s before her saucer of milk. All aboard the cat pipeline! - This pipeline cat walkway will provide the height and cover a cat cherishes. When you get that feeling someone is watching you, a quick glance at the pipes will likely reveal a pair of feline eyes. Just be sure to check for unpleasant blockages every now and then.
However, when thick (at least 14") cardboard is made into a tube, and stood up vertically, it can hold an incredible amount of weight. The addition of a layer of sisal rope wrapped around it adds even more strength. One big advantage of cardboard posts over wooden ones is the weight. Shipping rates are based on weight, and shipping costs for a piece of cat furniture made with cardboard posts will be considerably less than a comparable model with wooden posts.
Generally, plywood is preferred to pressboard for cat furniture platforms for a number of reasons. During shipping, pressboard is much more likely to be damaged than plywood, especially if the carton is dropped on it's corner. Additionally, pressboard tends to crumble around the edges of screw or bolt holes if the hardware is tightened too much. Pressboard platforms are also more likely to break if enough weight or vertical force is put on it, as happens if a child sits on it.
- Which covering? Carpet offers the advantage of more color choices, and if you're very particular about your cat condo fitting in with your décor, this might be your best choice. Faux fur models are generally made in neutral colors like beige or taupe, although there are some exceptions. In either case, having a sisal scratching surface should be a goal if at all possible. - Structural materials. If you have a choice, choose plywood over pressboard. As for the posts, both cardboard and wood offer good stability. As stated earlier, models with wooden posts are heavier and may cost more to ship.
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