Cats have a natural urge to scratch: the action helps them remove old material from their claws & mark territory with scent glands in their paws. A scratch post made out of wood & rough material that owners provide so their pets have an acceptable place to scratch.
The Classic High Post is a scratching post with a central trunk. The disc at the top of the trunk has a nice finish, as does the base plate. They are both covered with a quality plush material. Natural sisal is glued to the entire trunk, giving your cat enough space to scratch her nails while stretching.