This cat Scratching Post is great! It is sturdy and well-made. It is a nice size. Our old one was shorter, and the cat seems to like the taller one better. It has two different scratching surfaces on it - carpet, and rope, which cats seem to love. The website shows a blue scratching post, but mine is brown. This did not matter to me, though. If you go to a pet store, you will pay $40 or $50 for a similar scratching post, so at $20 this was a great bargain!