Aesthetically pleasing, well constructed, and fully functional for the fur baby. Solid all around!
Finally, our cat Mechu has a cat scratcher that she appreciates more than human furniture! Her own lounge right next to our living room couch. It's the best and we are going to order another for what had been Mechu's second favorite human couch cat scratcher in our family room.
I couldn't imagine a cardboard scratcher would be worth this amount of money, but I really think it is. I've had it about a week and my cats have already used it quite a bit. Based on that wear, it seems like it will hold up well for a good long time. I got the larger one so they could use the inside as well, which they do (to sleep in, so far). And my older guy uses it as a step down from the bed as well as a lounger. Overall, I recommend it.
Our cat immediately fell in love with this scratcher, it's become one of her favorite activities. She'll even curl up and sleep on it.