Quality Handmade Cat Scratching Posts

02/06/2024 IMPORTANT UPDATE: ScratchyCats is temporarily CLOSED and is not currently accepting new orders.

We are hoping to launch our brand new web site and re-open our order books again from JULY - so please check back for updates.

Layout in a Nutshell

High Quality Cat Tree SC-U21

'In a nutshell...' 121cm tall | heavy slab style wooden base | enclosed barrel snug | 2 washable beds & 2 cushions | 3 chunky scratching posts

Handmade in Great Britain by ScratchyCats; this high quality, heavy duty cat tree 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? Only 1 bed? The options are endless...

Key Features | ScratchyCats

Key Features

The Ultimate Modular Cat Tree SC-U21
  • Unique modular design allows for customisation of the cat tree 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, platforms & barrel, beautifully hand finished and sealed to provide a glossy wipe clean hard wearing surface with visible wood grain
  • Heavy 50cm glue laminated slab style base is 45mm thick to provide a solid base and superior rigidity
  • Specially made industrial grade heavy duty tubes with a 10mm thick side wall provides strength, rigidity and stability
  • Oversized chunky 13cm diameter scratch poles 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 posts all the way up - guaranteed not to unravel - EVER!
  • The rope starts and ends inside the posts so there are no vulnerable ends
  • Fully removable plush machine washable tub beds and cushions provide comfort with over an inch of super soft luxurious wadding and are available in over 30 colours. Tub beds attach to the platforms using hook and loop pads (velcro) and can be easily removed for washing. With a semi-rigid sidewall to keep your cat safe while providing enough flexibility to fit in the washing machine
  • 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. Barrel can be turned to change the position of the opening
  • 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 tree is 121cm. The base footprint is 50cm x 50cm. The lower barrel overhangs the base footprint by approximately 10cm-13cm and the beds by 13cm. 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 tree. 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 MEDIUM heavy plywood base with 2 post mount holes 50cm (L) x 50cm (W) x 4.5cm (D) £47.99
100cm tall chunky scratching post 100cm (H) x 13cm (W) £36.99
50cm tall chunky scratching post 50cm (H) x 13cm (W) £21.99
30cm tall chunky scratching post 30cm (H) x 13cm (W) £15.99
Right angle plywood brace 53cm (L) x 13.5cm (W) x 1.5cm (D) £9.99
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
Round plywood platform 48cm (W) x 1.5cm (D) £9.99
Round plywood platform 48cm (W) x 1.5cm (D) £9.99
Machine washable tub bed 47cm (W) x 14cm (H) £27.99
Machine washable tub bed 47cm (W) x 14cm (H) £27.99
Total price of this modular cat tree:

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

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

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 tree 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 tree 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 £24.99 and is delivered to you in a multiple large, heavy boxes. 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 trees, 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.