Cat Climbing Shelf
We needed a way to grant the cats access to the top of a closet, but couldn’t bolt a dozen of shelfs on the wall since our appartment is rented. So, we came up with the chance of altering a cheap Ikea shelf for our cats’ needs.
The shelf is made from a 40cm wide Billy shelf and it cost only 15€ (the shelf was a bit damaged at the store but it suited our purpose fine) + 6€ for carpet (so it’s not slippery). We also added a few corner irons and bolted the shelf to the wall so it wouldn’t fall when our cats play in it. 40cm wide might be a bit too small for most cats but not for this breed. The shelf fits in the tiniest area, providing our cats access to the top of a closet with minimal damage to the walls of our rented appartment. The pics propably say more than a thousand words about how the shelf was altered, but I must say that we did use a lot of glue on the boards so they wouldn’t flip (in addition to the corner irons).
Here’s Raichu showing how to use the shelf.
The whole shelf.
Aslan enjoying himself at the newly discovered space at the top pf the closet. We later added a cat bed up there.