Serving the Astronomy
Community since 2005
Made exclusively at Wood Wonders since 2005.
For Pricing and Ordering information please visit Jim Fly's web site, the originator of the CATSPERCHTM design.
The "Original" CATSPERCHTM
Weight 21 lbs.
Foot Width 33"
Leg Length 58"
Seat Size 9 x 12w" Seat Height
High Range 8 - 52"
Mid Range ---- Low Range ----
9 x 12w"
40.4 - 46.2"
8.5" - 36.7"
8 x 12w"
25.4 - 42.4"
14.1 - 19.8"
7.5 - 11.3"
9 x 12w"
8 - 32"
3-D Astronomy Graphics Options
One of three handsome 3-D Astronomy graphics can be CNC-carved into the main backboard. Custom carving and engraving is also available.
Stain Color Option
Customize your Finished Catsperch Chair with your choice of Minwax stain.
(Not available on Kits)
How it all Started
From the pictures of the chair on Jim’s web site, the design looked to be very stable and have a wide range of seat height adjustment. Also, it appeared that with its easy take down, the CATSPERCHTM would be easy to transport to my dark sky location.
At that time Jim wasn’t taking any new orders for Kits or Finished chairs because his Catseye Collimation tools really taking off. So being a craftsman, with 35+ woodworking experience, I decided to build one in. Although not to scale, I could tell this was a great design and I found the web comments and reviews were right. The chair is easy to set up, a breeze to adjust and extremely stable, even at the highest seating position.
After building and experiencing the pleasure of using the
design, I started thinking that I might be able to help Jim
continue his great design. I knew I had the equipment and ability to
produce the chair in a limited run production mode in my workshop so I
contacted Jim and offered my services. He accepted! We worked together
very closely through a couple prototypes. He sent me a set of plans and
extremely detailed pictures of his manufacturing processes. This enabled
me to modularize Jim’s manufacturing process in my workshop. I currently
run a limited batch of 5 chairs at a time to ensure the
design is duplicated to the greatest of detail and quality.
We Meet At Last
Peach State Star Gaze '08!