Catmas Tree (3D version)

We went out on a limb with this piece.  (oof…bad pun)

Cat-folks are always stressed when deciding whether to put up a Christmas tree.  Whether it’s the potential for your cat getting sick from chewing on the needles or lapping up the sap in the stand, or if it’s the fear of precious heirloom baubles getting batted to the floor like playthings, it can add to an already stressful time of the year.

So we thought it was time to create an artificial tree with your cat in mind.  Thus was born the Catmas Tree!

A sturdy wood base with routed slots hold two folding leaves of the tree “body” in place along with four heavy-duty, solid wood blocks that have been painted to look like gifts, making for a very powerful base.

Hand-upholstered branch platforms snap into place with screwed brackets to the center spline, creating a rhythm of perches for your cat to scale on her way to the apex.  Smaller holes in the tree body are pre-set with hooks for your ornaments or, better yet, a catnip-filled toy, while the larger holes are bare of hooks so that kitty has a place to jump through.  Multiple hooks at the branch “fascias” provide ample places for installing a string of lights and/or more ornaments.

This piece measures 4′-2″ in diameter at its widest point and is 7′-0″ tall.  And, of course, we can customize this to your needs.  Just email us for more info!


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5 reviews for Catmas Tree (3D version)

  1. Roz

    It’s cute but I worry about kittens biting the lights

    • Mario

      The tree comes without lights, so you can choose to forego adding any lights and only having ornaments on it. Also, there are now battery-operated mini-LED strings that are very low voltage and won’t cause any serious harm to kitties.

  2. Xfinity

    You don’t think your prices are a little ridiculous? I think their insanely ridiculous, come on!!

    • Mario

      I understand how you feel. We’ve explored having a few of our designs manufactured overseas to see if we can get our out-of-pocket costs down, but we’ve yet to find a production company that can even do what we do. We’ll keep trying, though.

      It’s hard for people to fathom how many man-hours go in to what we do. Because we make each one individually, it requires a lot of dedicated time. Plus, we initially worked with cheaper materials, carpet specifically (I won’t use particleboard or flakeboard for our wood components because they’re not good quality). So, you have to realize that we’re using a sheet of 4’x8′ plywood generally (sometimes two sheets) which each cost about $35-40, depending on the finish-grade; our carpeting is nylon, not polyester, and it runs about $4-5/SF. Factor in labor at $15/hour MINIMUM (doesn’t cover overhead costs, either); then add in packaging ($20-45 in material, plus labor to pack); then add in shipping costs, which can run anywhere from $50 to 300+. It all adds up!

      I really hope you’re not offended by our prices. My first few years doing this, I kept prices below $500 but found out quickly that I couldn’t sustain my business by losing money on every order.

      What gets me sometimes is that people will easily pay $1000 for an iPhone, which, granted, is an amazing device. But they will replace it in 2-4 years. Our furniture, if maintained properly, can last a lifetime.

      Also, we’re putting together DIY booklets on how people can make their own. We have one now for the stackable Catmas Tree, and we’re working on others. This saves us on doing the work and gives folks the pride of making their own piece of art for their cats. This is the first year that we’re doing this, and I hope it goes well. It also, obviously, saves people money in buying the item from us.

      Again, so sorry if we offended you, but hopefully we will get some items to a more accessible price point someday soon!

      Mario Arbore

  3. Cheralee Allan

    I gave the Catmas tree a lower rating do to the cost of getting one.
    I was thinking you could sale the pattern for the tree and that would cut time and cost to you.
    If you are willing to sale just the pattern, I would love to hear from you.
    Hope you have a great day and a Very Happy Holiday season.

    • Mario

      Hi, Cheralee!

      We DO offer a DIY booklet of instructions on how to build a Catmas Tree yourself! It’s located here:
      Mind you, this is the stackable Catmas Tree, not the more “3-dimensional” version. The 3D tree is very complex to build (as well as costly to make and ship), which is why we created the stackable version last year.

      Let me know if I can assist you with anything.

      Mario Arbore

  4. Anita

    I am shocked that people gave bad reviews for a product that they did NOT purchase. How fair is that?

  5. Karla

    Same as Anita. The innovation alone is worth a grand. If you’re annoyed by the price, BE HELPFUL by recommending local affordable suppliers.

    • Mario

      I appreciate that, Karla! We’ve explored having a few of our more “production-oriented” designs mass-produced overseas, but the manufacturers we’ve discussed this with have all come back saying they cannot reproduce what we do. We’re more of an “art studio” than a cat-product company, and it’s very difficult to find the right partners to take our designs to a more mass market. We haven’t given up hope, yet, though!

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