We offer a bundle of 200 ' of 3/8" diameter sisal rope, as well as
larger coils (scroll
down to buy).
200 feet is more than enough sisal rope to wrap a round
post with a diameter of 4 inches and a length of 5 feet.
wrapped columns like the one shown above
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Feline Design has been a brand trusted by our many dealers and
loyal retail customers, constructing quality cat furniture and scratching
products since 1986. This is our bread and butter, and our primary activity
day in and day out. Before you embark on your project, we'd like you to
consider letting us make one of our great cat scratchers/condos for your
cherished feline companion. Our basic sisal scratching posts are
currently on sale starting at $19.99, and we encourage
you to at least check out this option. The advantages of having us do
this work for you are many, but perhaps the most significant one is the
valuable time you will save. How much is your free time worth? And
what could you do with that precious time that could be gained by investing
in our professionally made product as opposed to doing this work yourself?
We began selling bulk sisal rope as a service to those who are determined
to make their own cat furniture. We often have a portion of our rope
inventory that can be sold to the do-it-yourself-er. It's evident that
most other rope suppliers either don't actually sell the type of rope
needed for this application, or they really aren't tuned into you as
a cat lover. So when we have more than an ample supply of our rope to
meet the needs of our production, we're happy to offer it here.
This is Genuine sisal rope, a product we have used for well
over 25 years (yes, you read that right). It has a rough finish
which cats prefer scratching, as evidenced by our loyal return
customers, and repeat business from our dealers throughout many years.
The diameter of this rope (3/8") is 50% thicker than the leading
popular imported brand of cat furniture uses (1/4"). As a result,
your cat gets more scratching per post, and you do not need to
replace your cat scratchers so frequently. You can now buy the same
rope we use on our products.
Where is this rope from?
In recent years, most likely due to their shaky economy,
Brazil has been an unreliable supplier of sisal rope. We were forced
to switch to a Mexican rope, which actually did meet all of our
quality standards. So we had used this Mexican rope for two years or
As of October, 2014, we've secured a reasonably predictable supply
of the Brazilian rope once again, and it is even better quality than
our previous one in terms of appearance, texture, and lack of any industrial
smell. It's a very nice rope which will look great on our cat furniture,
and will hold up well under heavy scratching. So we're confident in
offering this newer Brazilian rope to you.
Thinking about buying this
rope at a HARDWARE store?
Buying from a home center or hardware store can
be a disappointment. There are plenty of sources offering 50
and 100 foot coils of sisal rope. They can be from pretty much any country,
and also can be pretty much as old as your grandchild on up to
your grandpa. These coils have been produced in huge batches and
shuffled around from warehouse to warehouse, possibly for decades.
When you cut into the shrink wrap on these, be careful not to cut
the rope, which may be so dry as to be brittle. Our rope is always
in the pipeline. We are always using it for our own production,
and so you can rely on it being FRESH.
How our rope is packaged:
The two larger sizes (732 & 1200 ft.) are coiled,
banded, & sealed in a carton at the rope mill, and some have a
perforated circle at the top of the carton. Sometimes the coils are
packaged upside down in the carton - not by us, but by the
boneheads at the mill. If your rope from these coils kinks as you
draw it from the original opening, just flip the box & cut a similar
hole. This will avoid kinking.
Note: As of 1/6/13, we will sell the 732 length,
but it will be broken out of a 1200 ft. coil (which has had 468 ft.
removed from it). So, it will be unbanded until further notice. It
will still be in a relatively compact coil, and will draw from the
box in much the same way.
The 150, 200, 375, & 500 foot lengths are always
taken from a larger coil, and are therefore shipped loose and not
in a coil, sklein, spool, etc. However, every effort is made to
place the rope in the carton so it can be dispensed easily, and the
rope end is clearly marked and easily located. Typically, we tape
the rope end inside one of the box flaps.
Please note that rope which
has been broken out of its coil is not returnable for any reason.
We do not take returns on rope which has been broken
out of the coil under any circumstances, unless we've just shipped you
the wrong length (i.e. you ordered 500 ft. & we sent 350). You can
send back coils that you decide that you do not want, but you will pay
shipping. We've taken great care to describe this rope as thoroughly
as is practical, and are not making any other claims about this rope
(implicitly or explicity) other than what you are reading here. The
shipping timeframes on our rope are also
laid out and explained for the buyer, & may change from time to
time. Our personal confirmation of your rope order will confirm how
long it will take for us to ship your rope.
Other Tools for the DIY-er
Feline Design makes wrapped sisal rope columns for you
folks who want the most tightly wrapped and carefully secured
components for your cat tree project. If you use our columns, we can
handle the business end of the design, and you can focus on the
aesthetics! Each unit comes complete with hardware.
From this page, you'll also be able to access information
on our replacement parts & other components.
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