Quality Handmade Cat Scratching Posts

AUGUST 2023: All of our products are handmade from 'scratch' to order. Due to a large order backlog caused by high demand for our products - our lead time is currently ESTIMATED at 3-4 weeks for all orders.

If you're not happy to wait for your handmade product - it's best not to order at this time.

Layout in a Nutshell

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'In a nutshell...' 80cm tall | heavy slab style wooden base | enclosed barrel snug | 2 washable cushions | chunky scratching post

Handmade in Great Britain by ScratchyCats; this high quality, heavy duty cat scratching post from our Ultimate Series is made up of individual modular parts. Each part is available and priced separately so that it's easy to customise the cat tree to suit your requirements by adding/removing parts in order to create your PURRfect layout if required. Like this layout but want it taller? Shorter? No cushion on top? The options are endless...

Key Features | ScratchyCats

Key Features

The Ultimate Modular Cat Scratching Post SC-U03
  • Unique modular design allows for customisation of the cat scratching post and future expansion if required
  • Handmade to order right here in the UK using British sourced materials where possible
  • Premium quality A/B grade 'naked' plywood wooden base & barrel, beautifully hand finished and sealed to provide a glossy wipe clean hard wearing surface with visible wood grain
  • Heavy 43cm glue laminated slab style base is 45mm thick to provide a solid base and superior rigidity
  • Specially made industrial grade heavy duty tube with a 10mm thick side wall provides strength, rigidity and stability
  • Oversized chunky 13cm diameter scratch pole wrapped in 100% natural finest quality 'A graded' light coloured sisal rope, read more
  • Rope is compression wound and tightened by hand to obtain a tight wrap with no gaps
  • Rope is attached to the post all the way up - guaranteed not to unravel - EVER!
  • The rope starts and ends inside the post so there are no vulnerable ends
  • The fully removable plush machine washable cushions provide comfort with over an inch of super soft luxurious wadding and are available in over 30 colours. Cushions attach to the barrel using hook and loop pads (velcro) and can be easily removed for washing.
  • Enclosed barrel snug features a curved sidewall with a neutral coloured special non loop pile carpet on the outside and a hygienic wipe clean surface on the inside
  • Small rubber feet add traction when in use on hard floors as well as carpets
  • All metal fixings for maximum rigidity and reliability for years to come
  • Option to upgrade and add colour to the wooden parts

We've redefined cat furniture with our 'Ultimate Series' of superior quality, heavy duty cat trees, cat towers and scratching posts. We know that they're not the cheapest, but we do believe that they are the best - "by a country mile" as we say in Devon. That's why every product in our 'Ultimate Series' is sold as standard with a 3 year warranty*.
*Excludes fair wear and tear, terms and conditions apply

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Measurements | ScratchyCats


The total overall maximum height of this cat scratching post is 80cm. The base footprint is 43cm x 43cm. For individual part sizes please see parts table below.

Modular Parts | ScratchyCats

Parts Included in This Layout

TIP: Remember, each part is priced individually so that you can easily add/remove/swap parts to create your PURRfect cat scratching post. Please contact us with your requirements if you wish to change this layout by adding/removing parts so that we can ensure that your chosen layout is possible.

Part Description Size of Part Price of Part
Slab style SMALL heavy plywood base with 1 post mount hole 43cm (L) x 43cm (W) x 4.5cm (D) £42.99
40cm tall chunky scratching post 40cm (H) x 13cm (W) £18.99
Plywood barrel snug 42cm (W) x 30cm (H) - external £34.99
Machine washable barrel snug cushion 38cm (W) x 4cm (H) £6.99
Machine washable barrel snug cushion 38cm (W) x 4cm (H) £6.99
Total price of this modular cat scratching post:

KEY: (L) = length. (W) = width. (D) = depth. (H) = height.

See the full list of additional available parts for this cat scratching post.

Soft Furnishing Colour Options | ScratchyCats

Soft Furnishing Colour Options

All soft furnishings are handmade in house at ScratchyCats and can be finished in a wide range of colours as shown below.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FLEECE COLOUR: Actual colours of fleece may vary slightly from those shown depending on your screen settings. Slight fabric shade variations are also common between batches, and light conditions (when the photograph was taken) can also affect the look of each colour. As such colours are provided for reference purposes only and we cannot guarantee an exact colour match.

  • Beige
  • Biscuit
  • Rust
  • Brown
  • Baby Pink
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Wine
  • Light Grey
  • Charcoal Grey
  • Black
  • Purple
  • Light Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Turquoise
  • Teal
  • Green
  • Khaki
  • Cow
  • Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Zebra
  • Desert Camo
  • Jungle Camo
  • Woodland Animals
  • Cream with Cats
  • Black with Coloured Paws
  • White with Coloured Paws
  • Black with White Paws
  • White with Black Paws
Wood Colour Options | ScratchyCats

Extra Charge - Wood Colour Options

All plywood parts will be finished (sealed and protected) in their bare natural colour (light beige) as standard. You can choose to upgrade and add colour to one or more of your plywood parts for an additional charge per coloured part. We don't paint the wood as this would hide the natural beauty of the wood. Instead, we tint the wood to add colour whilst retaining the wood grain and natural beauty. Once colour has been added, the part is sealed and protected to provide the same glossy hard wearing finish. Prices for colouring parts varies according to their size, as each piece is coloured by hand. Click here for a price list for colouring the wood.

Please be advised that colour swatches are provided for reference purposes only and do not indicate an exact colour of the finished wood. For a more accurate colour representation, please see our wood colour gallery for finished examples.

As with any piece of wooden furniture, exposure to sunlight can fade/discolour the wood.

  • Oak
  • Cedar
  • Walnut
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Green
  • Turquoise
  • Blue
  • Purple
Why Buy From ScratchyCats | ScratchyCats

Why Buy From ScratchyCats?

  • All of our cat furniture is handmade in Devon, England, UK to exceptional industry leading standards
  • By purchasing from us you're supporting a small husband and wife Great British company
  • We don't import cheap products to sell to you, all of our products are handmade from scratch by us
  • We only use premium quality materials from sustainable sources, and buy British where possible
  • Our materials are certified non toxic and 100% safe for use by your cat
  • Our products are not available to buy anywhere else, we don't sell to the high street, or to online pet retailers
  • We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and you can call and speak to us direct
  • Our products are trusted and approved by hundreds of cat owners, breeders, catteries and enthusiasts
  • 100% refund if you or your cat are not entirely satisfied with your product
How to Order | ScratchyCats

How to Order

To order this exact cat scratching post with no layout alterations and no upgrades please scroll to the payment options further down the page. You'll need to let us know via email what colour you'd like for all of your soft furnishings - but don't worry, we'll email you to ask if we don't hear from you.

If you'd like to customise this layout by adding/removing parts to suit your requirements or upgrade any of the components - please get in touch via email for your personal quote. This enables us to ensure that your chosen layout is possible with the parts selected. A full list of individual available parts in the Ultimate Series can be found here.

Postage | ScratchyCats

Postage and Packaging

Please be advised that this is a bespoke handmade to order piece of quality cat furniture. This is not an item held in stock as each individual part is made especially for you. The lead time for this cat scratching post is approximately 2-3 weeks, but can be longer during busy periods. We will always confirm your order via email and give you an estimated completion date.

Due to the extreme size and weight of this large piece of cat furniture, we are currently only able to offer postage to the UK mainland. The postage and packaging for this large cat tree layout is priced at £16.69 and is delivered to you in a large, heavy box. Delivery to the Scottish Highlands and areas outside of the UK mainland will incur an additional charge (please contact us for details BEFORE placing your order for an accurate quote).

If you're local to us, you're more than welcome to collect from our workshop (by prior arrangement) to save on postage and packaging costs. See full details regarding our delivery service here.

Purchase | ScratchyCats


Due to the price of the high quality furniture board we use to make our Ultimate Series now being well over £100 per sheet - it's no longer possible for us to make these products at a sensible price. We are therefore being forced to rethink this range, and will be launching an alternative range soon.

Please be aware: sisal rope is a natural rope and as such the colour of the rope may vary slightly according to the time of year. Sisal rope is an abrasive rope and although ideal for cat scratching posts, we advise you to handle with care to avoid injury. We also advise you to inspect the scratching post regularly and replace when worn. All our products are now wrapped in 8mm sisal rope. Although this rope is slightly thinner than previously used (pre-March 2018), it's a higher grade premium quality sisal rope manufactured specifically for ScratchyCats, some web site photos may show the older thicker 10mm sisal rope no longer used.