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Old December 31st, 2018, 09:50 AM
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Cat Christmas gift

Here's what we got Nuda and Twiggy this year - The gift of height
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Old December 31st, 2018, 11:40 AM
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Oh, wow--that's awesome! Have the girls tried it out, yet?
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Old December 31st, 2018, 11:21 PM
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Happy New Year Marko & Carmie and fur babies.

Curiosity has the best of me on your kitty Christmas gift. Did you have them made up or buy them already made? They look quite substantial.

I was wondering how wide and how thick the platform is. Would you happen to have a photo of the 2 girls making use of them?

By the way, your Christmas outfits were really neat. We're still talking about them.
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Old January 1st, 2019, 08:47 AM
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Oooh, very nice. Is there carpeting or something to make them less slippery?
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Old January 1st, 2019, 09:59 AM
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Thanks everyone!
These are all ikea products.

We JUST put up the top two long shelves...and we coaxed Nuda onto it using a feather toy... it'll take a few days until they both use it..... The 2 shelves are quite heavy and were attached with toggle (butterfly) bolts to the sheetrock. (We would have loved to have hit the wood studs...but it didn't happen....but the bolts are SOLID.) Top shelves are about 48 inches long each and 11 inches wide....maybe a 3/4 inch thick.

...the stairlike shelves were put up about a month ago and the cats LOVE them. It's just 2 shelves with the rungs deliberately staggered so the cats can climb.

Slipperiness factor...we were worried about that too...but the melamine seems to have a bit of 'tooth' to it - so it's less slippery than it looks. Still, we may add something anti-slip in the near future. Maybe some sticky privacy film (like they put on bathroom windows) will do the trick.

As for pics... they're comin'

thx everyone!
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An idea for "anti-slip" additions. A piece of velcro glued or nailed, or both, to the shelving and the other piece on some thin fabric cushioning. I have to admit, I have yet to do this myself with a thin cushioned cover I made for a wide window sill. The cats like it, it's a bit warmer than the bare wood. I made it reversible to formfit over both sides of the sill but once in a while a cat will jump up, catch the cover, and the whole thing falls off. It's not high. I made it that way to be washable but it could stick on better.
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