Boxy Bed - The Ultimate Cat Bed
Boxy Bed - The Ultimate Cat Bed
You know how your cat loves cardboard boxes? We enhanced everything that cats love about boxes and made it look great.
You know how your cat loves cardboard boxes? We enhanced everything that cats love about boxes and made it look great. Read more
About this project
If your cat hates cardboard boxes, Boxy Bed isn't for you.
But if your cat loves boxes, then this will be the greatest gift you can give your cat. Ever.
Cardboard boxes check off so many things that cats love. It's no wonder that cats find even random cardboard boxes irresistible! If they love random cardboard boxes so much, imagine how much they'll love Boxy Bed -- a box whose shape, size, and design was painstakingly optimized to be perfect for your cat.
And it's durable. Really durable. Boxy Bed is made from a special paperboard that's 600% stronger than regular cardboard.
It's the greatest gift you can give to your cat (and you can finally get rid of those ugly cardboard boxes too)!
Cats love to rub against edges. Boxy Bed has tons of angles and edges to enjoy.
Cats like to keep watch over their domain from a secure spot. The look-out hole gives cats the perfect place to rest their heads while keeping an eye on their surroundings.
A thick corrugated cardboard insert gives cats a place to scratch that isn’t your furniture.
We tested a whole bunch of different materials: cardboard, wood, plastic, cloth. But cats always loved the cardboard best.
So we stuck with cardboard and made Boxy Bed from the highest quality cardboard we could find.
Typical cardboard has 300 grams per meter squared (GSM). Boxy Bed has 1800 GSM! That's 600% stronger than typical cardboard! Boxy Bed is built to last!
One for smaller cats. One for bigger cats. Both provide a snug fit that keeps cats feeling safe and secure.
No more ugly cardboard boxes lying around the house. Boxy Bed has a simple, clean design in 2 fun colors that will look great in any room in your home.
Update: We reached our milestone of 1000 shares on Facebook so we released a 3rd color! Magenta is now available!
Pledge now to get your very own Boxy Bed! Your cat will love you for it.
Risks and challenges
After dozens of designs, we found the one that was irresistible to cats and started contacting manufacturers. We reached out to dozens of companies and found one in the Guangdong province of China that specializes in manufacturing boxes of all shapes, sizes and designs. They sent us 6 production-quality prototypes (of various colors) that we used in the Kickstarter video and they're ready to ramp up.
In case something crazy happens, we have a backup manufacturer ready to go too.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Manufacturing a simple cardboard box is cheap and easy. But Boxy Bed is not a simple box.
- The materials are high quality. It's not just normal cardboard.
- The size and shape of the box is highly customized.
- The cardboard scratcher is not something most manufacturers are used to.
- The outer covering is made from bicast leather
All that added complexity means that a manufacturer needs to create a special production pipeline just for Boxy Bed. And as a result, if we don't hit certain minimums, the economics are just not feasible.
We wouldn't have our own cat use it if we felt it wasn't safe. It's made from materials that you might find in typical household furniture, apparel, and obviously a certain type of packaging material :)
The Medium Boxy Bed is12" x 7.5" 7.5" and the Large Boxy Bed is 14.5" x 9" x 9".
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