Product Code: 188-MWSP-31
Availability: Custom made in 14 - 21 biz days
This solid cedar cat scratching post is eco friendly and is a beautiful rustic piece.
The post is 31.5" tall (30" octoganol post, 15Wx15Lx 1.5" thick base).
Simple assembly - post screws into base.
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.
- 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.
- Can be used outdoors - Unfinished cedar will provide many years of service outdoors - no finish is required.
- 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.
- Outdoor use - develops a weathered, silver grey patina in one year for most climates.
- Hand made in the USA
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.