Product Code: 188-cabin
Availability: Custom made in 14 - 21 biz days
This wonderful handcrafted cat cabin is made from all wood construction, is eco friendly, and can be used indoors or outdoors.
Cedar with a built-in floor that is flush with the bottom. The surface of the walls is smooth, the roof shingles are rough-sawn, but not splintery. The roof shingle seams are caulked on the inside (with non-toxic latex-based caulking) to keep the weather out. 1" tall wooden feet to keep the bottom off the ground. Or, place a cushion inside and it would look great in an indoor setting!
Solid wood construction will stand up to the elements - no plywood or particle board is ever used.
You may choose to add these optional features:
- Optional Vinyl Flap (for front and/or optional back door)
Optional Back Door
- The back door will be placed opposite the front so as to give kitty someplace dark to hide with its back against the wall. With the back door placed diagonally, there is no place to hide.
- Optional Insulation
Interior measurements: 14" Tall x 18" at Wide at widest (15" at bottom) x 12 1/2" Deep. Door opening is 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
- Super strong, solid wood construction, absolutely no particle board or plywood.
Environmentally conscious 'green' manufacturing processes:
- Sustainably harvested wood from responsibly managed local woodlots
- Local sourcing of wood reduces carbon footprint from transportation.
- No chemical treatments, preventing harsh chemicals from leeching into the ground and water supplies. Stains are not used or needed; left untreated, cedar turns a pleasing silver-gray with exposure to sunlight.
- Absolutely no carpet - carpet is made from petrochemicals - 'nuff said!
- Wood biodegrades - At the end of its long and useful life, cedar furniture won’t occupy any landfill space. Wood breaks down very quickly in landfills, less than 25 years. Plastics can take up to a millennium to decompose.
- Unfinished cedar will provide many years of service outdoors - no finish is required.
- Cedar is an excellent thermal insulator - that means that even on the hottest days, it is cool to touch, and on cold days it feels warmer.
- Our cedar is natural and untreated
- Cedar absorbs and loses moisture slowly, which minimizes the dry cracking, splintering and swelling more characteristic of oak or pine.
- Cedar has the US Forest Products Laboratory's highest rating for decay and disease resistance.
- Fresh cedar odor is a mild insect repellent.
- Our cedar products are shipped in their natural color, reddish tan to creamy white. The color changes evenly over time to a silver gray. Water-based or oil stains will delay the weathering process.
- Develops a weathered, silver grey patina in one year for most climates.
- Hand made in the USA
- Ships directly from the manufacturer in Oregon
- Please note that over time as it continues to dry and cure, cedar normally will "check", which means it may develop slight cracks along the length of the logs used for the legs.
Checking is a natural process that occurs as the cedar logs release moisture across or through the annual growth rings. It is usually most noticeable on edges and drilled holes, where there is more exposed surface area and drying. Checking adds uniqueness and character to the wood of a natural product. It does not affect the strength of the tree, nor does it affect the structural performance or integrity of the wood, and is not considered a defect.
What's Wrong with Pressure Treated Wood?
Pressure treated wood is commonly used in picnic tables, decks, playground sets -- basically any outdoor use of lumber. What few outside of the lumber industry realize, is that 'pressure treated' means the wood is injected with vast amounts of toxic compounds to preserve the wood and kill termites.
The most commonly used wood preservative in the United States used to be chromated copper arsenate (CCA), an insecticide that is 22 percent pure arsenic, a known human carcinogen. As of Jan. 1, 2004. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned chromated copper arsenate (CCA) as a preservative for wood intended for residential use (except for the lumber that is used in permanent wood foundations). CCA-treated lumber will still be available for industrial and agricultural use, however, so be sure to read the labels carefully if you are buying wood for your own project.
The most common replacement for CCA is ACQ (alkaline copper quat), a less toxic organic pesticide. Though the lumber industry maintains that lumber treated with ACQ is safer for pets and children, no one really knows what the long term consequences may be. We see no reason to take a chance, and never use treated wood.
Cedar is not only beautiful, but naturally resistant to insects and the elements, a much safer choice for your family. You can add a finish if you like to maintain the warm color of the wood, or you can leave it alone and it will weather to a beautiful silver.