Ikea hack: Making a new cat tree
Want to make one as well?
This is what you will need:
2 small Lack shelves / 4 Ekby Mans brackets / 1 off-white Ådum rug / 2 long Lack shelves
Apart from that you will also need:
How do you make it?
4. Glue the pieces of carpet on the tops of the lack shelves (I used carpet glue for this), and let it dry for
at least 24 hours.
5. Attach the Lack shelves to the wall that you want to create the cat tree on (as explained in the
6. For extra solidity, attach the long sides of the Ekby Mans brackets at the bottom of the long Lack
shelves (and the short sides to the wall, obviously).
And the most important thing of all: Taiyo and Vashti are both very happy with the new shelves and use them a lot!
6/24/2014 12:36:41 pm
This looks amazing. I'm going to see if I can get my Dad to help me do this! My Koko and Khloe would love it. : )
2/3/2015 03:22:14 am
Hi! Looks really nice! How are the small shelves holding up?
2/4/2015 08:19:43 pm
Thank you! They still look great and the cats love them. My Ragdoll Taiyo (the white one in the picture) is now 5.5 kg and that is no problem at all. I did however add the brackets on the long ones to make sure they would be able to do the job. I would not recommend going without those!
2/5/2015 03:39:50 pm
12/28/2015 11:38:04 pm
I put these up and they looked amazing. However the longer lack shelves absolutely must have the brackets if you don't put them in a stud. We used drywall anchors and put them in the drywall only and the first time our 7lb cat jumped on it the shelf fell out of the wall.
6/17/2016 04:00:03 pm
where did you get the nice brackets?
1/21/2017 07:53:02 pm
When you talk about the long Lack shelves, did you use the ones that are 43" or 73" long? The link for those only lead to the ikea homepage.
11/1/2017 09:28:04 am
Yeah ... need brackets for the lack shelves. Most of the smaller lacks only support 10lbs or so. That’s the main reason I haven’t committed to this kind of project. Might as well just get some actual shelves that are designed to have brackets and have a higher weight limit.
7/17/2018 10:36:50 pm
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8/3/2018 02:56:11 am
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