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By Michael + Kelly Gugel
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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.

The Story

Cats love boxes of all kinds. Shoe boxes, shipping boxes, really any type of box. So that made us wonder... why are cat beds round and fluffy when cats really like to sleep in boxes? That’s where Boxy Bed comes in. Boxy Bed is a cat bed inspired by cats’ love of boxes.
No catnip used.
No catnip used.

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)!

 Edges

Cats love to rub against edges. Boxy Bed has tons of angles and edges to enjoy.

Look-Out Hole 

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. 

Built-in Scratcher 

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.

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    1 Medium Boxy Bed
    Great for cats less than 10 pounds

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    Great for multi-cat homes.

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    5 Large Boxy Beds + 5 Medium Boxy Beds
    Boxy Bed makes a great gift for cat lovers. Share the love with all your friends.

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Funding period

- (30 days)