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$7,163
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5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 2:26 PM UTC +00:00.

About

For our Kickstarter campaign, CatLadder.com is introducing our newest line of ladders constructed of Baltic Birch. Pricing is exclusive to this campaign and offers backers a 15% discount on regular pricing. Plus, we’re covering the shipping. Our campaign goal is to raise funds to invest in manufacturing and packaging to make our processes more efficient so we can make more ladders more quickly. We’ve sold hundreds of ladders and our customers and their cats love them. Now we need to step up production capabilities to keep up with orders. It’s a good challenge to have!

Baltic Birch is a strong, attractive and dimensionally stable wood product that’s been used by European cabinet and furniture makers for decades. It allows us to efficiently produce ladder parts with precision and speed. Thanks to birch’s hard, uniform grain, we can use finishes that dry quickly and evenly.

Cat Ladder style is simple and tasteful, to complement any décor. It’s not the typical cat climber from the pet store that you wish you could stash away. Cat Ladder is thoughtfully designed to be sturdy, safe and remain stable where you put it, and we've made sure it’s angled and stepped just right for easy climbing. The durable carpet pads let cats grip as they climb, and scratch as they’re naturally inclined to do.

Our ladders are crafted like quality furniture and built to last. We sweat the details and take care with the finishing touches including the custom packaging to make sure your Cat Ladder arrives in perfect shape.

Cat Ladder is light enough so you can move it from place to place in your home to give your curious cat a fresh view and access to new places to explore. And that will help keep your kitty active and happy!

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See how our Baltic Birch ladders are made and packaged.


Windowsill, countertop or bookcase – where does your cat want to climb and how high does your ladder need to reach? Choose number of steps based on height required.

Standard ladders are lighter and slimmer. Wide ladders offer a more generous perch but are a bit heavier. 

*You will get to choose your carpet color once our campaign succeeds. Pads are removable. Replacements can be ordered from CatLadder.com.


College friends turned business partners 25 years later, Damon Knopf and Joe Koziol were determined to combine their skills and ideas to create something truly unique. In 2014 they formed Kozworks LLC. Cat Ladder is the first product they’ve brought to market, and it has evolved into a full product line with multiple sizes, finishes, carpet choices and more. Enhancements and complementary product ideas are in the hopper, ready to be developed.

Damon brings years of experience in fine woodworking to Kozworks. He handcrafts and ships the ladders from the manufacturing shop in Durham, North Carolina.

Joe’s background in architectural metalwork and furniture design (as well as his love of cats!) led to the creation of the first Cat Ladder. He handles marketing and customer service near his home in Western New York.

Risks and challenges

Our product is developed. Our equipment is in place and operational. We have the majority of our materials in stock and our vendors are lined up. Packaging and shipping are solved and we are ready to go!

If our campaign significantly exceeds our goal, we may need to adjust delivery dates. We will do our best to keep everyone informed of any changes.

Besides the usual risks such as natural disaster, fire, illness, etc., we face the same possibility as other manufacturers of circumstances beyond our control. Our suppliers and processes have been vetted and we have confidence in them. The risk is low but equipment failure, delays in receiving goods, and failure of vendors to supply contracted parts could occur. Kozworks, in good faith, will work through any problems we may encounter to fulfill our commitment to deliver.

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    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    3 Step, Standard Width, Birch Ladder

    Our three-step ladder is perfect for giving your cat a seat at the windowsill or access to places of a similar height. It’s a compact size that fits just about anywhere.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $21.

    Standard width steps – 9" x 9" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    4 Step, Standard Width, Birch Ladder

    This Cat Ladder is so easy for you to move around the house and high enough to give your cat a great view out the windows. It’s approximately the height of the back of a sofa and a bit higher than a standard countertop.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $27.

    Standard width steps – 9" x 9" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    3 Step, Wide, Birch Ladder

    If your cat is large, or if you have two little cats who will want to sit side-by-side as they look out the window, this ladder is a good choice. It’s still compact in size but it’s wider for more room on each step. Roughly the height of a windowsill.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $29.

    Wide steps – 11" x 11" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    5 Step, Standard Width, Birch Ladder

    The top step of this Cat Ladder rests nicely on a window sash mid-way up a double-hung window while projecting less than 3 feet into your room. Now that’s a good view for kitty!

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $33.

    Standard width steps – 9" x 9" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

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    4 Step, Wide, Birch Ladder

    Easy to move around the house yet high enough for a better view out the windows. Wider steps give your larger cat more room to stretch out. About the height of the back of a sofa, a bit higher than a standard kitchen countertop.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $36.

    Wide steps – 11" x 11" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    6 Step, Standard Width, Birch Ladder

    Now you and your kitty will finally see eye to eye! Give your cat a boost to a shelf or the top of a chest of drawers.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $39.

    Standard width steps – 9" x 9" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    5 Step, Wide, Birch Ladder

    The width of this Cat Ladder gives large cats more room to get comfy. To help you picture it in your home, the top step can rest on a sash mid-way up a double-hung window while projecting less than 3 feet into your floor space.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $44.

    Wide steps – 11" x 11" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    7 Step, Standard Width, Birch Ladder

    Has your adventurous cat always wanted to see what’s on top of that bookcase or closet shelf? With this ladder, they can find out.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $45.

    Standard width steps – 9" x 9" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    8 Step, Standard Width, Birch Ladder

    Finally, a way to reach all the high spots in your home that your cat has been dreaming about!

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $51.

    Standard width steps – 9" x 9" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

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    6 Step, Wide, Birch Ladder

    If your kitty is large, they’ll find our wide steps a better fit. This Cat Ladder is a good height if you want to give your kitty a boost to the top shelf or chest of drawers, for example.

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $53.

    Wide steps – 11" x 11" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    7 Step, Wide, Birch Ladder

    With a wider step, this ladder lets your big adventurous cat find out what’s on top of that bookcase or closet shelf!

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $63.

    Wide steps – 11" x 11" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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    Pledge $406 or more About $406

    8 Step, Wide, Birch Ladder

    Big cat? Big ladder, to reach so many of the high spots around your home that your cat has been dreaming about – even the high windows!

    Take advantage of special Kickstarter pricing and get 15% off the post-campaign price of this ladder. Plus, we cover shipping! That’s a total savings of $72.

    Wide steps – 11" x 11" (see photo and dimension diagrams).

    Four carpet pad colors – if our campaign succeeds, we’ll email you to confirm your color choice.

    All ladders come with one mounting block, one Grippy Stick, all mounting hardware, detailed assembly instructions, and a special surprise for your cat!

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