I've been looking for a cat tree, something tall that doesn't take up a lot of room, but EVERYTHING you can buy commercially is really ugly. I have found a couple of exceptions if you're interested, but still not what I want:http://www.smithindustries.com/CatTree.html
These are awesome, real logs but they start at $800 for what I would want. No way..We don't have access to that kind of wood so I don't know i
I've asked by boyfriend, who is an interior designer, to try to dream up one he can build. He is particularly opposed to cat furniture because it is so ugly, but my baby needs a place to climb so he doesn't ruin the designer couch.
This is another good option but I'm afraid that since it is merely covered in upholstery fabric that it might lead the cat to thinking that any upholstery fabric is suitable for scratching. Also, it doesn't quite work for climbing like a tree.http://www.postmodernpets.com/catp_highrisetower.htm
Lastly, I would spring for a commercial floor to ceiling basic tree, but besides them being ugly, I'm not wild about them being made of carpet, sisal's much better for cats.