This is the cat climber we use in our cattery. We would suggest that you make sure the climber you buy has rope on the posts. The ones with fabric on the post do not last as long. They are not hard to put together but there are a few tricks we thought we would share. It takes us about 30 to 45 minutes to put one together but we have done it many times. The time may depend on how many “helpers” you have.
Here is the box the cat climber comes in. It weighs around 75 lbs.
OK, Cleo and I are ready to start. I have suggested she get off the box but I am not sure she agrees.
You will need a hex head screw driver, pair of scissors and a step stool. If you are tall you may not need the step stool but this cat tree is 72″ tall and you need to get to the top. The allen wrench comes with the kit.
Here are the directions
Here is Cleo making sure she understands the direction. It is important to read the directions before you begin.
We lay out all the pieces and make sure they are there before we begin. I have acquired several more helpers. I bet they will be a big help.
Cleo is making sure the cat sleeper is adequate.
Put the 4 bottom post on. The base in a rectangle. The front post go on shorter side. The taller post on the other short side
Put the first sleeper on the front post.
Cleo is making sure everything is secure and the screws are tight.
Here is where it gets tricky. You have to line up the platform, post and sleeper holes with out being able to see them. I have found if you take the allen wrench and insert it in the first hole in the sleeper and shift till you find the hole in the plat form and then the hole int he post it helps. After you get everything lines up insert the screw.
Reinforcements have arrived once again to make sure construction is going well.
Isn’t that cute the babies are helping sort the screws
uhmm where did the screws go? Babies! We do not recommend putting the kitten in charge of the screws.
Now that we have found the screws. Next are the post for the top perches
Cleo once again checking for stability. I see Reo has shown up. She can be a fair weather friend.
Now that we are almost done Reo has decided that tree is hers.
Here are are all done. The steps are the last thing. They are attached using 2 hex heads screws that are supplied but the screw driver is not.