Unit is made from a very sturdy particle board and not actual wood... The "carpet" that is on the whole unit is a furry synthetic fuzzy fabric. The dimentions listed about the products size are correct. Measure before you buy it so you know it will fix where you want it. The color is perfect for the corner and isn't much of a distraction in my living room. directions are super easy to follow (A goes to B to part C).. unit after being put together is very sturdy and doesn't seem to be of any less quality as one bought from PetSmart. Although this is about 45% cheaper and instead of carpet its a tuff fabric.. My cat is about 14 pounds and her fat butt LOVES her new tree and she fits in it without trouble.
We got this for our two cats (one is an 18lb clumsy tabby, the other is a muscular 10lb mix). They both enjoy it immensely. The construction is very sturdy, the 10lb cat likes to climb right up the tallest pole like King Kong without any wobble or worry it might topple over. The only issue is that the carpeting is a course and slightly threadbare cheap carpet that the cats rip up easily. The area surrounding the furniture is littered with carpet fibers. (the King Kong-style cat is not de-clawed and his claws have not been trimmed recently) In general, it's a solid and quality constructed cat furniture with some shoddy carpet. Not great but serviceable and the cats love it.
My cat is a very large 18lb Siamese. He fits fairly well on the tree but I wish it was a little bit bigger of a platform for him to adequately fit on it. The cylindrical tube he occasionally goes in when I play with him with his toys. He doesn't lay in there for leisure. It's a pretty sturdy piece of furniture. It only waivers slightly when he tries to get off of it. The only complaint I would have is some of the carpet fibers come off easily on it. Other than that I would recommend this cat tree for the price.
We have four female cats who all love and abuse cat and people furniture. We have had an interesting problem wih cat towers that limited our choice of towers. The cats scratch the sisal posts very vigorously. That's cool. But,then the little idiots would chew off the sisal fibers and ingest them. The result was bloody stools. Not cool. So with this tree, we bought four inch PVC pipe and cut it to the lengths of the posts. The pipe sections slip over the posts. The tower is now incredibly stable and the cats are enjoying the heck out of the tree. I wanted to pass this advice along to any others who might be having a similar problem. We've ordered another Armarkat tree for the upstairs and we will be modifying that one the same way.
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