Garigari Scratching Board
Relief from the stress caused by the nail grinder moving and becoming unstable while sharpening nails.
The reason why the nail grinder moves and becomes unstable during nail grinding is because the nail grinder size is small and light. By using a large and heavy nail grinder "Garigari Scratching Board", which is stable and does not move even when cats grind their nails as hard as they can, cats can grind their nails to their heart's content.
［3 points of the Garigari Scratching Board]
1. Wide type: Cats can't move it even if it is scratched as hard as they want.
2. Floor-standing type: Stable with the weight of the cat + 3kg of the main body.
3. Durable and long-lasting for cats that are stressed by new things, reducing stress.
- Nanbu red pine from Iwate
- oak from IwatePrefecture
A nail sharpening board carefully assembled one by one by Iwate woodworkers using the Kumiki technique, a traditional Japanese carpentry technique that does not use nails. The beautiful wood grain and smooth texture will blend in with any interior. The texture that increases as you use it is proof of the time you spend with your cat. A floor-standing type that provides peace of mind and stability for cats from naughty cats to senior cats and large cats. There are 4 types of nail sharpening cardboard inside that you can sharpen and compare and choose according to your cat’s favorite. Received the Good Design Award.
Common name:Nail sharpener
Product size:Width 38.5 cm x Depth 51.5 cm x Height 6cm
Product shape:cuboid, standing type
Color:Wood color *Because it is a natural material, there may be errors in color and shape.
Design motif:simple, classy
Design image:Fashionable (fashionable/stylish), design (modern/stylish), luxury (fine/high quality)
Country of origin:Japan (Domestic)
Regarding quality:There are some individual differences in the shape because it is a handmade product. Since natural wood is used, the wood also breathes and the size may change slightly over time or depending on the living environment such as humidity or dryness. Thank you for your understanding.
Please be careful:The main unit is waterproof, but if it gets wet, wipe it off as soon as possible so that no water remains. Do not leave the main unit wet or leave a wet cloth on the main unit. The wood can also breathe and move, so we made it with a little leeway. The size of the scratching cardboard Garigari Scratching Block may change slightly depending on the environment during the production period due to humidity, dryness, etc. If there is a gap where the Garigari Scratching Block can move, please use the included "Gyuggyu" parts to fill the gap on the side of the main unit.
Safety Notice:Do not use it for anything other than its intended purpose. Keep away from fire. Do not use if damaged.
Function:It is a stationary board which means your cat can stretch himself in a comfortable posture. The weight of the main body + the weight of the cat is added, giving a stable weight that does not move even when sharpened. With a size that allows your cat to comfortably take a nap, it will transform into his favorite relaxing space after sharpening his nails. There are 4 types of internal cardboard that you can choose according to your cat’s preference. Coarse, Fine, Coarse+Fine Mix, Soft Coarse for Kittens. Find your cat's favorites.
Features:Accurate and highly skilled kumiki made possible by handwork techniques are very durable. No nails are used, so there is no need to worry about rust corrosion. The lid acts as a barricade to prevent nail sharpeners from flying around the room. In addition, by providing a space inside the lid, it is possible to replace the nail sharpening cardboard without damaging the owner's nails. Uses a harder material than general nail sharpener cardboard. It is economical because it can be used up to the very limit of the top, bottom, left, and right with the independent two-piece configuration.
Usage:Nail care (care), stress countermeasures, marking, nail sharpener damage prevention
Care instructions:Wipe off with a damp cloth after use. Do not wash with water or detergent as it may cause deterioration, deformation or discoloration.
Part to care:Nails (nails/ingrown nails/deep nails), nails
How to use:cat scratching
Body parts to use it for:Feet (legs/legs/hind legs), hands
Place of use:indoors
Preservation method:Avoid using in direct sunlight or in places with high temperature or humidity, as this may cause deterioration, deformation, or discoloration. Avoid storing nail sharpener cardboard in a humid place.
Material:Nanbu red pine from Iwate Prefecture, oak, cardboard
Category:Care products, care (care products/care goods)
Large classification:Cat pet supplies, cat goods, cat miscellaneous goods, cat items, accessories, interior
Target animal (animal/pet):Cat
Cat breed:All cat breeds, from short-nosed brachycephalic breeds to crossbreeds, short-haired and long-haired cats
Body size:Small, medium, large
Cat age:Kittens, adult cats, elderly cats (old cats/senior cats/elderly cats)
Event: Our Garigari Scratching Board is also popular as a gift.
Recommended as a gift. Birthday (birthday), Christmas, New Year's Day (New Year's greetings), Cat's Day, longevity, family celebration, moving celebration, baby shower, sympathy, etc. Please feel free to contact us.
- Do not use it for anything other than its intended purpose.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
- If a cat should swallow the product, consult a veterinarian immediately.
- Do not use near fire.
- Do not use if any tears or damage is found.
- Avoid using in direct sunlight or in places with high temperature or humidity, as this may cause deterioration, deformation, or discoloration. Avoid storing in humid places.
- There are some individual differences in the shape because it is a handmade product. Since natural wood is used, the wood also breathes and the size may change slightly over time or depending on the living environment such as humidity or dryness. Thank you for your understanding.
- The main unit is waterproof, but if it gets wet, wipe it off as soon as possible so that no water remains. Do not leave the main unit wet or leave a wet cloth on the main unit. The wood can also breathe and move, so we made it with a little leeway.
- The size of the Garigari Scratching Block may change slightly depending on the environment during the production period due to humidity, dryness, etc. If there is a gap where the Garigari Scratching Block can move, please use the included "Sponge Adjusters for Scratching Board" parts to fill the gap on the side of the main unit.
- Wipe off with a damp cloth after use.
- Do not wash with water or detergent as it may cause deterioration, deformation or discoloration.
Garigari Scratching Board
Regular nail grinder is unstable and moves during nail grinding, making it difficult for cats to grind nails. The reason why it moves is often due to the size and lightness of the conventional nail grinder. The spacious size and solid weight of our Garigari Scratching Board is stable and will not move even if your cat grind his nails as hard as he can.
The heavy, floor-mounted type does not move even if a cat puts its center of gravity on it, allowing it to claw as much as it likes.
Exterior/ Top lid: Oak (esp. Quercus serrata)
Body: Nanbu red pine
Scratchboard: Refillable cardboard
1. The structure prevents movement evenif the cat scratches its nails as hard as it can.
Cats' nail grinding also serves as a marking tool, which is very important.
The floor-mounted type allows cats to claw to their heart's content because it does not move even when the cat's center of gravity is placed on it.
The weight of the cat plus 3 kg of the body provides stability, so the cat will not move while clawing.
The top lid is made of hard and heavy oak wood, and the structure is designed to firmly hold the cardboard box of the nail-blocking part.
2. Generously sized to accommodate the habits of cats
The size is about twice that of a standard nail-breaker, making it ideal for a change of pace or a nap for indoor cats. After clawing, the space can be transformed into a relaxing space.
3. Long-lasting quality that takes cats' habits into consideration
Cats are said to be stressed by new environments. High quality extends the replacement cycle and reduces stress by prolonged use. In order to realize long-lasting quality, our products are made in Japan by skilled wood craftsmen.
Materials are made from legal Nambu red pine and oak with proven place of origin. Metal parts are not used so that there is no worry about rust.
Utilizingthe traditional Japanese technique of Palace Carpentry woodworking, not usingany metal parts to ensure your cat’s safety
4. Safe and secure specifications for cats
Safe, lick-safe paint, which is also used for human tableware, is used.
It contains no formaldehyde, etc., and organic solvents such as toluene, xylene, and methanol are not used. The paint has passed the Food Safety and Sanitation Law. All corners are rounded to prevent injury even if a cat bumps into it. Corrugated cardboard is also made in Japan, and no fluorescent bleach, which is not allowed under the Food Sanitation Law, is used in the solvent used to recycle used paper. We use materials that are less burdensome even if shavings are eaten.
Transformed into a relaxing space for Naruto-san, a feline employee
Naruto-san, who was saddened that his space was taken over by Pon-chan
The development was inspired by Naruto, the first cat employee of Nekozuki. He was stressed because many conventional nail grinders were too thin and his body would stick out or move, making it difficult for him to claw his nails calmly. The Garigari Scratching Board was born out of the desire for Naruto to enjoy nail grinding.
How to choose Garigari Scratching Board
Four types of cardboard depending on the cat’s preference
1. Hard type-Coarse
2. Hard type-Fine
3. Hard type-Coarse/Fine mix
4. Soft type-Coarse
* Approximate period of use:
Although it varies depending on the frequency of use, this is a guideline for one animal on one side only. The reverse side can be used in the same way. Depending on where the surface is shaved, it may be possible to use it for a longer period of time by changing the direction in the middle. The hard type is more resistant to abrasion and can be used for a longer period of time. Rotating sides can extend the life of the item.
Please select the type you prefer when ordering. We also offer a 4-kind sharpening comparison, recommended for first-time customers.
The Secret of Garigari Scratching Board
-Furniture for cats that fits in Japanese and Western-style rooms.
- Simple design specialized for sharpening nails.
Sharpening nails is a cat’s natural habit, so we have seriously pursued it, eliminated unnecessary things for cats, and created a nail file that can be used by cats of all generations.
“The claw clippers look so good in the interior that it is hard to believe that they are cat claws.
I used to use a nail clipper made of cardboard, but this product blends in with my wooden floor without any sense of discomfort, and it has become more stylish.”
Safe coating material used for human tableware
Contains no formaldehyde, etc., and is free of organic solvents such as toluene, xylene, and methanol. NTX URTRAK MOKUSHO FLAT coating conforms to the Food Safety and Sanitation Law No. 20. It is safe to lick.
Corrugated cardboard is also made in Japan for safety
We use corrugated board that does not use fluorescent bleach, which is not permitted under the Food Sanitation Law, for the solvents used when reusing used paper. We use materials that are less burdensome even if shavings are eaten.
All surfaces are R-processed* for safety so that cats will not get hurt even if they bump into it.
*R-processed means that the corners are rounded for safety.
Scraps do not come out easily. The lid acts as a barricade so that clawing debris is not scattered around the room.
Customer Testimonials: The biggest surprise is that even with a big cat clawing at it, there's no cardboard litter! Always beautiful, and the cats love it!
The cats love it too! It's also great that the cardboard shavings and nail skins (?) don't litter the surrounding area!
You can use it semi-permanently by replacing the consumable cardboard.
We have solved a problem that our customers have been asking us about.
“We had always chosen inexpensive ones, but each time they became a big waste, we had to dispose of 2,000-3,000-yen ones, but when we thought about it, we realized that replacing only the cardboard part is more economical in the long run.”
“I had been using cardboard nail clippers made by another company, replacing them over and over again. The main body was not damaged, but only the place where the cat sharpened its claws was ruined, and I had to tear the main body apart and throw it away. I thought it was a waste.”
“I thought the price was a little high, but I think it's a good deal in the long run because of the replacement nail-blocking cardboard. This is quality furniture. It's for cats, but as a piece of furniture it's not expensive, and I'm very satisfied with the product, which is well worth the price. I'm glad I bought it! It is easy to replace only the nail-sharpening place by using this.”
Good Design Award
We have won the Good Design Award three times in the past! We have been highly evaluated for our corporate attitude of manufacturing products from the viewpoints of both cats and people.
The judges evaluated it as an honest and sincere design that solved the problems one by one by observing the actions of cats.
Winner of the Wood Design Award
The Wood Design Award is an award system that promotes the use of wood by recognizing products and initiatives that rediscover the goodness and value of wood, especially those that are outstanding from the consumer's perspective.
Received the OMOTENASHI Selection
The OMOTENASHI Selection is a program that identifies and certifies products and services with a spirit of "Omotenashi" (hospitality), which is the charm of Japan, and promotes them both locally and abroad.
NHK News Ohayo Nippon, TBS Hiruobi, BS TV Tokyo, News Plus 1 Iwate, Super J Channel Iwate, 5 Kigen TV
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkei MJ, Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Iwate Nippo
Mono magazine, Croissant, Hanako, Anan
Forbes JAPAN, Diners M ember magazine, TOKYO Weekender, and other overseas media
I am glad I bought it.
“Many pet goods are too fancy and cute, but this product is very nice and looks good in the room without being obtrusive. The cat was testing the sharpening as soon as I put it in the room. I use it every day, and the board part is strong and reliable without getting worn out. Sometimes it is used as a bed for relaxation. I am glad I bought it.”
I like its weight, which doesn't seem to move even if it is scratched as hard as I want.
“I bought this for our one-year-old boy. We used to have him use a cardboard nail clipper for about 120 yen a piece on the floor, but he would scatter the scraps and when he started to run vigorously, the clipper would fall over. The price is not so cute, but I decided to buy it because it matches the interior design of my solid floor and I like its weight, which doesn't seem to move even if it is scratched as hard as I want. I was worried about the speed at which the cardboard would wear out, but it seems to be hard, so it should last a long time.”
Tamio, 2 years old, male
(Photo by Instagram @tamio_kun)
Chui, 5 years old, female
(Photo by Instagram @chui_poyo)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you are a first-time user or have any questions, please read on.
Q. Can I buy just the sharpening part inside?
A. Yes. We have replacement sharpening parts available.
Q. When I set the nail grinder that I received this time, it moves a little. What should I do?
A. We are sorry. Since the product is made of natural wood and Japanese cardboard, it may expand or contract due to changes in environment and humidity, such as during the humid rainy season or dry winter season when heating is used. As a countermeasure, we have created special parts to fill in the gaps. This is included in the initial set. It can also be purchased separately.
Q. The board moves when my energetic cat jumps on it violently. What should I do?
A. Some ideas from our customers are shown below.-You can cut a thin rubber non-slip mat from a home improvement store to a slightly smaller size and place it underneath.-We cut a commercially available non-slip mat into small pieces and place it on the four corners to stabilize it.
Q. How do I care for it?
A. If it gets dirty, wipe it off with a wet cloth. Do not wash it with water or detergent, as they may cause deterioration, deformation, or discoloration.
Q. How should I store it?
A. After wiping off dirt, dry it well before storing it.