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$9,646
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 18 2018 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

SophiPet is pet stairs elevated to your standards and tailored to your tastes. It is the world’s first sophisticated pet staircase that matches your style, saves you space, and keeps you and your pet safe, healthy, and independent. Get your SophiPet before it hits the market by backing our Kickstarter. Only during our campaign, you will have the chance to get your SophiPet staircase significantly below (MSRP) manufacturers suggested retail price.

*5-Step SophiPet Classic ELITE in dark walnut stain.
*5-Step SophiPet Classic ELITE in dark walnut stain.

Our patented design features a reversible spiral reaching beds as high as 40” while maintaining a small 18” radius. SophiPet's customizable body comprises interchangeable safety rails to guide your pet, upholstered tread cushions that reduce joint pain, and storage in every step so you can stay organized. It arrives 90% pre-assembled in a compact hide-away position and will be 100% made in the USA by us at UncommonMaker.

GOAL - Set Up SophiPet Staircase Production & Fulfillment Line   

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STRETCH GOAL - Implement 3D Configuration Technology  

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During the recession several years ago, in a town far, far away, my wife and I decided to lift our spirits by driving around to find the perfect bridge… we would be living under. It was at that time I began to feel the bark side of the force when my wife requested I design and build a set of dog stairs for her boss’s dog Babe, who sadly broke her back jumping off the bed. Before the recession, I designed and made complex human staircases, so, after some heated discussion, and ...my wife apparently using the “Jedi Mind Trick”, I somehow grudgingly agreed to do it. Her boss noted in a list: The stairs needs to reach my 40” high bed, can’t stick out too far in the room, and if possible, match my upscale style and bedroom décor. So I turned to the internet for inspiration.  

Help me Google-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope! I was shown a whole galaxy of small-dog-lovin’ people out there with quadrupeds getting hurt from high beds, which makes sense because it's the equivalent of a person jumping from the roof of a one story building. Imagine doing that several times a day to be near the one you love. After seeing the feeble solutions to this preventable tragedy, I felt a great disturbance in the force. And when I later heard of “Babe’s” death, I knew It was time to fulfill my destiny and "turn to the bark side" by creating the world's greatest patented pet staircase, SophiPet. Read Full Story  

Perfect For: High Beds | Chairs | Couches | Chairs | Window Seals | Dog Beds | Young & Small Dogs | Old Dogs | Canine Injuries | Canine Arthritis | Canine Joint and Spinal Problems | Canine Bone Disease | Canine Invertebral disk disease | Canine Bone Kneecap Problems | Canine Bone Wobblers Syndrome | Congenital Canine Bone Defects | Canine Bone Craniomandibular Osteopathy | Canine Bone Tumors | Canine Cancer | Canine Diabetes Mellitus

So...are you ready to fulfill your destiny and save some quadrupeds by backing UncommonMaker and Turning to the Bark Side?

 
          

Bark Side Backer T-Shirt

Bark Vader Canine T-Shirt | *Design is subject to change
Bark Vader Canine T-Shirt | *Design is subject to change
Bark Vader Human T-Shirt | *Design is subject to change
Bark Vader Human T-Shirt | *Design is subject to change

 SophiPet Stock - Keep It Simple 

*DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet ELITE class body or accesories
*DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet ELITE class body or accesories

The SophiPet STOCK model is made of high quality Furniture-Grade wood for single or bulk purchase. It comes in 3 sizes and 3 color choices- Natural or Warm Mocha or Dark Walnut and features Classic style cushions, rails, frames, and bunfeet with limited interchangeable accessories of the STOCK class models.

SophiPet ELITE - Unlimited 

*DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories
*DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories

 The SophiPet ELITE is fully made of premium solid baltic birch wood body and accessories. Additional colors from our evolving selection. Features classic fabric tread, with option to purchase additional patterns from our evolving selection. Also features Classic accessories with option to purchase additional accessories through our LookBook or Atelier (the SophiPet design shop).  

  

SophiPet ATELIER - Optional Additional Accessories

The SophiPet LookBook is where you will find all the latest styles and trends. Let our stylists and designers do the work so you don't have to!
The SophiPet LookBook is where you will find all the latest styles and trends. Let our stylists and designers do the work so you don't have to!
Exclusive SophiPet 3D Configuration Technology
Exclusive SophiPet 3D Configuration Technology

And with our 3D configuration technology and vast library of accessories, the possibility for customization is endless. Because of our Interchangeable Modular System (IMS), you can customize by changing rail panels, upholstered tread cushions, tread frames, risers, and bun feet. Match your style and home decor or your favorite trends and seasons.  

D.I.T. - Design-It-Together

*Inventor's engraved signature included as Kickstarter Exclusive
*Inventor's engraved signature included as Kickstarter Exclusive

What Inspires you?

When collaborating with a client, designing a custom staircase for their home, to fit their needs & style, a check list is taken to accomplish this. This check list would include: What style handrail? Stain or paint & what colors? Specialty finishes: Patina, Satin Black, Pewter Vein? Which tread carpet design? etc. This is the same check list SophiPet will offer with our D-I-T or Design-It-Together pet staircases. Alongside the inventor of SophiPet, William Moore, you and our design team can collaborate to create a custom SophiPet staircase to match your space by utilizing your photos, color swatches and fabrics.

*Inventor's engraved signature included as Kickstarter Exclusive
*Inventor's engraved signature included as Kickstarter Exclusive

  *All designs seen on this campaign are prototypes and are subject to change*

Patented Design  

Please note that the dimensions of both stairs in the illustration are the same; however, our patented spiral design, which comes 90% Pre-Assembled with a small 18" radius, allows you to reach multiple heights of furniture without extending too far, blocking your path or creating a tripping hazard.    

Reversible    

It's easily reversible for a smooth transition to any side of a bed, couch, or chair.
It's easily reversible for a smooth transition to any side of a bed, couch, or chair.

Deep Drawer Compartments    

Deep drawer compartments in every step allow you to stay organized and easily store away pet essentials when not in use.    

Upgrade your drawers with optional interior liners
Upgrade your drawers with optional interior liners

Leg & Bun Feet  
  

With the look of home furnishings in mind, the design of solid leg and bun feet construction allow for stability on any surface.
With the look of home furnishings in mind, the design of solid leg and bun feet construction allow for stability on any surface.

Upholstered Tread Cushions  

 The upholstered tread cushions make it comfortable on joints and are easily washable and replaceable.  

Stay classy with our all Classic tread cushion or choose to purchase an additional pattern from our Atelier.
Stay classy with our all Classic tread cushion or choose to purchase an additional pattern from our Atelier.

Removable Safety Rails    

Safety rail panels provide security and a guide to keep your pet safe from falling.
Safety rail panels provide security and a guide to keep your pet safe from falling.
Replace only one if it gets damaged or replace them all for a new look!
Replace only one if it gets damaged or replace them all for a new look!

SophiPet will be made in-house by us, right here in America. Since each SophiPet staircase will be made in our production facility, we will have full control over quality, design, and customer satisfaction. We're not relying on an overseas manufacturer to preserve our American traditions. Our manufacturing team has over 30 years experience of 3rd Generation Craftsmanship, designing & building interior staircases and decorative architectural woodwork for upscale homes & businesses. It's only natural we would put forth the same effort into SophiPet. Only SophiPet brand will look & work like human staircases, but, made solely for your pet. Bridging old-world craftsmanship with new era technology, you can take comfort that it will withstand the test of time.   

 *All designs seen on this campaign are prototypes and are subject to change*

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Concept rendering only and subject to change
Concept rendering only and subject to change

MEET THE MAKERS  

We are father & daughter co-founders and a team of award-winning product designers, patent holders, makers and strategic planners with a like-minded focus to make unimaginable products by applying uncommon design. Creative, Artistic, out of the box, inventive, craftsmanship, stylish, hard-working, dependable. All of these words define UncommonMaker. Our mission is simple….to manufacture the most creative and beautiful pet staircases and home decor products on the market.   

Interested in writing about us? Our press kit is available for download below. Please feel free to leave a message or email us directly at sophipet@uncommonmaker.com.

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Risks and challenges

In-House Manufacturing- With our entry into the mass-production market, initially streamlining the production line is going to take some work and time; however, being familiar with logistics processes and project management, we are confident we can accomplish our objectives. With a combined 30+ years of experience in the woodwork manufacturing business, long standing relationships with material, supplies, and packaging resources, vast knowledge & experience using production equipment (i.e. CNC Machines, wide-belt sanders, finishing processes, production saws), we have understood and adapted to the production line process on various projects over the years.

Complex Order Fulfillment - Its not hard to see the difficulty in reward fulfillment with as many rewards as we offer. In a dream world, everything works out perfectly and everyone gets their rewards exactly on time, every time. In our world, the real world, expected & unexpected problems arise from all directions. With our list of reward tiers offered, executing the fulfillment is going to take some know-how, problem solving and honing to get it running smoothly. Once funded, we are confident that our strategic planning will be able to get the job done, proactively tackling challenges and getting the rewards to you with the kickstarter definition of “on time.”

Product Adjustments - Creativity and quality never ceases. Again, from experience, we find better and faster ways to produce top-of-the-line products with a little fine tuning here and there, all to better benefit your experience as the end user. Some people don’t like surprises, so we aim to keep you up to date on any improvements made.

Overseas Shipping– Once funded, oversees and galaxy shipping will be considered, but we’re not there yet. The process of customs, delays, extra charges is something to consider and other things we are not familiar with at this stage and can’t guarantee delivery on time with the potential for smugglers, bandits and raiders trading it on the black market?? Nevertheless, you can count on… most of us to get there and face the challenges and risks head on with hopefully no causalities.

It is not unexpected that there will be dog days ahead, but with your help, we can keep the barking and howling to a minimum. In order to get your paws on one of our rewards, scroll up and select “Back This Project.”

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    Bark Side Backer T-Shirt

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    Select any size Canine or Human Bark Vader T-Shirt. Design is featured in "About" under "Match Your Style: SophiPet Rewards."

    *Design is subject to change

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    3-Step SophiPet | Stock Model

    MSRP $525

    Features Classic Style STOCK 3-Step (appx. 18"Rx18H")

    -Made of high quality furniture grade wood
    -Perfect for furniture 22-26" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    -Available Colors: Natural, Warm Mocha, OR Dark Walnut
    -Limited Interchangeable accessories

    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet ELITE class models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $65

    Includes:
    • Free Pet Training Manual
    • 3-Step SophiPet Classic (STOCK)
    • Classic STOCK Safety Rails
    • Classic STOCK Tread Cushions
    • Classic STOCK Tread Frames
    • Classic STOCK Bun Feet
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    4-Step SophiPet | Stock Model

    MSRP $700

    Features Classic Style STOCK 4-Step (appx. 18"Rx24"H)

    -Made of high quality furniture grade wood
    -Perfect for furniture 28-32" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    -Available Colors: Natural, Warm Mocha, OR Dark Walnut
    -Limited Interchangeable accessories

    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet ELITE class models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $75

    Includes:
    • Free Pet Training Manual
    • 4-Step STOCK
    • Classic STOCK Safety Rails
    • Classic STOCK Tread Cushions
    • Classic STOCK Tread Frames
    • Classic STOCK Bun Feet
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    5-Step SophiPet | STOCK model

    MSRP $875

    Features Classic Style STOCK 5-Step (appx. 18"Rx30"H)

    -Made of high quality furniture grade wood
    -Perfect for furniture 34-40" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    -Available Colors: Natural, Warm Mocha, OR Dark Walnut
    -Limited Interchangeable accessories

    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet ELITE class models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $90

    Includes:
    • 5-Step STOCK
    • Classic STOCK Safety Rails
    • Classic STOCK Tread Cushions
    • Classic STOCK Tread Frames
    • Classic STOCK Bun Feet
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    3-Step Classic ELITE

    MSRP $1050

    Features Classic Style ELITE 3-Step (appx. 18"Rx18H")

    -Fully made with PREMIUM solid BALTIC BIRCH wood body and accessories.
    -Perfect for furniture 22-26" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    -Unlimited colors from our evolving selection
    -Classic accessories with option to purchase additional accessories through our LookBook or Atelier (the design shop)

    *3D Configuration included in stretch goal
    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $65 US

    Includes:
    • 3-Step Classic ELITE
    • Classic ELITE Safety Rails
    • Classic ELITE Tread Cushions
    • Classic ELITE Tread Frames
    • Classic ELITE Bun Feet
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    4-Step Classic ELITE

    MSRP $1,400

    Features Classic Style ELITE 4-Step (appx. 18"Rx24H")

    -Fully made with PREMIUM solid BALTIC BIRCH wood body and accessories.
    -Perfect for furniture 28-32" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    -Unlimited colors from our evolving selection
    -Classic accessories with option to purchase additional accessories through our LookBook or Atelier (the design shop)

    *3D Configuration included in stretch goal
    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $75 US

    Includes:
    • Free Pet Training Manual
    • 4-Step ELITE
    • Classic ELITE Safety Rails
    • Classic ELITE Tread Cushions
    • Classic ELITE Tread Frames
    • Classic ELITE Bun Feet
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    5-Step Classic ELITE

    MSRP $1,750

    Features Classic Style ELITE 5-Step (appx. 18"Rx30H")

    -Fully made with PREMIUM solid BALTIC BIRCH wood body and accessories.
    -Perfect for furniture 34-40" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    -Unlimited colors from our evolving selection
    -Classic accessories with option to purchase additional accessories through our LookBook or Atelier (the design shop)

    *3D Configuration included in stretch goal
    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $90 US

    Includes:
    • 5-Step ELITE
    • Classic ELITE Safety Rails
    • Classic ELITE Tread Cushions
    • Classic ELITE Tread Frames
    • Classic ELITE Bun Feet
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    3-Step D-I-T | Custom SophiPet ELITE

    Part of our ELITE class, Design-It-Together, or D.I.T, allows you the opportunity to collaborate with the Inventor and our design team to create a completely custom SophiPet staircase to match your specifications and space by utilizing your photos, color swatches and fabrics.

    -3-Step (appx. 18"Rx18H")
    -Perfect for furniture 22-26" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $65 US

    Includes:
    • Free Pet Training Manual
    • (Kickstarter Exclusive) Engraved signature of inventor
    • 3-Step D.I.T.
    • Custom ELITE Safety Rails
    • Custom ELITE Tread Cushions
    • Custom ELITE Tread Frames
    • Custom ELITE Bun Feet
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    4-Step D-I-T | Custom SophiPet ELITE

    Part of our ELITE class, Design-It-Together, or D.I.T, allows you the opportunity to collaborate with the Inventor and our design team to create a completely custom SophiPet staircase to match your specifications and space by utilizing your photos, color swatches and fabrics.

    -4-Step (appx. 18"Rx24"H)
    -Perfect for furniture 28-32" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $75 US

    Includes:
    • (Kickstarter Exclusive) Engraved signature of inventor
    • 4-Step D.I.T.
    • Custom ELITE Safety Rails
    • Custom ELITE Tread Cushions
    • Custom ELITE Tread Frames
    • Custom ELITE Bun Feet
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    5-Step D-I-T | Custom SophiPet ELITE

    Part of our ELITE class, Design-It-Together, or D.I.T, allows you the opportunity to collaborate with the Inventor and our design team to create a completely custom SophiPet staircase to match your specifications and space by utilizing your photos, color swatches and fabrics.

    -5-Step (appx. 18"Rx30"H)
    -Perfect for furniture 34-40" high
    -Comfortably accommodates pets up to 25lbs.

    *DOES NOT interchange with SophiPet STOCK models or accessories*

    Shipping
    * $90 US

    Includes:
    • Free Pet Training Manual
    • (Kickstarter Exclusive) Engraved signature of inventor
    • 5-Step D.I.T.
    • Custom ELITE Safety Rails
    • Custom ELITE Tread Cushions
    • Custom ELITE Tread Frames
    • Custom ELITE Bun Feet
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