Bespoke OOAKs

Below are some of our bespoke one-of-a-kind pieces that we've made but because Hicat® products are made-to-order we have the ability to fabricate to any customer specific request so if you have something particular in mind then please get in touch.

 

Cat's Cradle

These were prototype pieces that our cats tested for a product development study - the idea was to come up with a platform that could be retro-fitted to the unit to give some perching & sleeping options.

The units were made of stainless steel frames that held a contoured piece of thick leather hide.

Tuco & Bello testing out our Cat's Cradles

Tuco & Bello testing out our Cat's Cradles

 
Cat's Cradle bottom

Cat's Cradle bottom

Cat's Cradle top

Cat's Cradle top

 
 

Coir Fatcat Bird Nest

Natural Coir Bird Nest with Black Twist Pile Worm Hole

Natural Coir Bird Nest with Black Twist Pile Worm Hole

 

The unit is finished in Natural Coir with a Black Twist Pile Worm Hole - it comes with a Fat Pad cushion & can be used either way up to give various depth sleeping, perching & hideaway options.

Shallow Worm Hole Bird Nest

Shallow Worm Hole Bird Nest

Shallow Bird Nest with Pad Pad installed

Shallow Bird Nest with Pad Pad installed

Deep Worm Hole Bird Nest

Deep Worm Hole Bird Nest

Deep Bird Nest with Pad Pad installed

Deep Bird Nest with Pad Pad installed

 

Stool Scratcher

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Simple, colourful & practical - these stools have a clean aesthetic & can be made with various top shapes, finishes & colours to give your cat a special piece of furniture to do its thing on plus a comfortable platform to sit & sleep on.

The stool is normally made at around 350-450mm high with a 470mm wide top to accommodate the 120mm diameter legs.

The tops can be finished in different materials but we've found that twist pile carpet works best with square or rectangular tops & paint finish for circular or curved shaped tops - painted tops can also have cut-outs & edge profiles whereas carpeted tops are restricted in terms of edge & contour details.

The units have 3 or 4 legs depending on the top shape & they are normally wrapped in 6mm sisal rope but can be covered in larger diameter sisal rope, carpet or other materials.

Sisal Rope Stool Scratcher in Green/Black Twist Pile carpet

Sisal Rope Stool Scratcher in Green/Black Twist Pile carpet

 
 

Tall Bobcat Storage

 

This was a one-of-a-kind 700mm Bobcat that was fabricated to specifically test a new ribbed wool fabric that we wanted to use on our floor-to-ceiling units.

The internal finish was a Black Twist Pile & because the unit was made for our cats we also took the opportunity to build in a concealed compartment to store their toys.

700mm high Bobcat with toy compartment in Wool carpet

700mm high Bobcat with toy compartment in Wool carpet

Fat Pad installed

Fat Pad installed

Internal lid

Internal lid

Toy compartment

Toy compartment

 

Pipe Scratcher

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A minimal design that provides great form for scratching - this floor-standing pipe is extra long to let your cat have a very satisfying scraaaatch. 

They can be made to length but 800mm is a good size to cover your cat's longest reach - the pipe diameter at 120mm also works well but this can be increased to 180mm.

The tube can be wrapped in sisal rope or covered in carpet - MDF end caps finish off the unit & these can be clear lacquered over the MDF or painted to a colour.

The pipe needs to be filled with sand as this makes it very stable & means that it won't topple or move while your cat's doing its thing.

Sisal Rope Pipe Scratcher with Orange & Yellow gloss end caps

Sisal Rope Pipe Scratcher with Orange & Yellow gloss end caps

 
 

Sisal Rope Polecat

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This was the first version of a Hicat® that we built - it was covered in 10mm diameter sisal rope & had acrylic end caps but can be made using 6mm, 8mm or 10mm diameter jute or sisal rope & finished with just a wound rope end detail.

Sisal Rope Pole with Acrylic End Caps & 2 column stool 

Sisal Rope Pole with Acrylic End Caps & 2 column stool 

 
 

Bridge Walkway

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We've made high level bridges that connect to the top of Tomcat & Fatcat units & extend on to either room features, furniture or another Hicat® - the walkway is normally a 200-250mm wide coir covered MDF shelf & can extend up to around 1200mm from the Hicat® unit.

 

Podium Steps

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Used as stepping stones these were specifically made to help an older cat access our units - the podiums were sized as our Tomcat units i.e. 337mm diameter at 200mm & 400mm height & had flat tops covered in coir.

200mm & 400mm high Podium Steps

200mm & 400mm high Podium Steps

 
 

Wall Shelf

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These simple clean-looking shelves are generally made between 400-800mm long, 250mm deep & 50mm thick.

They can be covered in Twist Pile Carpet or Coir & are secured using a concealed fixing to give a modern contemporary look but because of loadings these shelves need to be installed onto masonry walls.

Wall Shelf in Green Twist Pile Carpet

Wall Shelf in Green Twist Pile Carpet

Wall Shelf in Bleached Coir Pile Carpet

Wall Shelf in Bleached Coir Pile Carpet