Mounting Catastrophic Creations Shelves, Beds and Feeders

TOOLS YOU NEED


  • Stud Finder
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill
  • 7/64″ drill bit
  • 1/8″ drill bit
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver and/or Bit
  • Drywall Anchors (only for non-stud mounting)
  • Hammer

MOUNTING OUR SHELVES


All of our shelves are made to be mounted into studs, with these instructions assuming the standard 16″ between studs. If your studs are spaced differently and you spoke with us about custom bracket spacing for your order, adjust the procedures accordingly.


If you cannot find a stud where you want your shelf to be mounted, you can always buy heavy duty drywall anchors or toggle bolts at your local hardware store.

12” SHELVES

4 – screws
2 – drywall anchors

Mounting Cat Shelves Our 12″ shelf is meant to be mounted into one stud, with the other bracket using drywall anchors.

First, using a stud finder and a pencil, find and mark the center of the stud you will be using.

Next, mount one of the brackets to the center of the stud, but only using one screw. Do not tighten this screw all the way.

Using a level, position the shelf where it will be mounted and, with a pencil, make a mark through each of the holes in the second bracket.

Move the shelf out of the way and, using the instructions at the top of this page, install the drywall anchors where you made the two marks.

Finally, level the shelf, install the three remaining screws, and fully tighten the first screw.

18” SHELVES

4 – screws
2 – drywall anchors

Mounting Cat Shelves The brackets on these shelves are measured for studs 16” apart. Both brackets are meant to be installed into a stud. We will include a set of drywall anchors in case you can only find one stud.

With a stud finder and a pencil, find and mark the centers of each of the two studs you are using to mount the shelf. Then mount the shelf to the studs.

 

CORNER SHELF

6– lg screws
2- sm screws
4 – drywall anchors
1 – extra bracket

Mounting corner cat shelf We have attached 3 brackets to the shelf where they hit the studs in our house. Studs tend to vary from house to house, especially near doorways. We have included an extra bracket that may be attached in addition to the other three if your stud placement is different. This shelf needs to have at least one bracket mounted into a stud.

1. Hold the shelf up where you want it to be mounted. You can have a level sitting on the shelf (if you would like it perfectly straight.

2. Mark the wall through the holes of each attached bracket, so you can see where your pilot holes will need to be drilled.

3. Take the shelf down and then drill into each hole to see if there are studs. (A stud finder can also be used to check this)

4. If there is not a stud for any of the brackets, then follow steps 5-7. If you do have a stud then skip to step 8.

5. Find a stud, and then measure from the corner of your wall to the stud.

7. The two small screws are for if you need to mount the other bracket to the shelf. The long screws may go through the bottom of the shelf.

8. For each bracket that will be mounted into drywall, you should drill wider pilot holes so that the included drywall anchors can be tightly inserted.

9. After the drywall anchors are inserted, you may hold the shelf back up and mount the longer screws into the brackets.

CAT DINING ROOM TABLE/SHELF

4 – screws
2 – drywall anchors

Mounting cat dining shelf This shelf is meant to be mounted into one stud, with the other bracket using drywall anchors.

1. First, using a stud finder and a pencil, find and mark the center of the stud you will be using.

2. Next, mount one of the brackets to the center of the stud, but only using one screw. Do not tighten this screw all the way.

3. Using a level, position the shelf where it will be mounted and, with a pencil, make a mark through each of the holes in the second bracket.

4. Move the shelf out of the way and, using the instructions at the top of this page, install the drywall anchors where you made the two marks.

5. Finally, level the shelf, install the three remaining screws, and fully tighten the first screw.

PLUSH CAT BED

Plush Padded cat shelf

4 – screws
2 – drywall anchors

Our plush cat bed is meant to be mounted into one stud, with the other bracket using drywall anchors.

First, using a stud finder and a pencil, find and mark the center of the stud you will be using.

Next, mount one of the brackets to the center of the stud, but only using one screw. Do not tighten this screw all the way.

Using a level, position the bed where it will be mounted and, with a pencil, make a mark through each of the holes in the second bracket.

Move the bed out of the way and, using the instructions at the top of this page, install the drywall anchors where you made the two marks.

Finally, level the bed, install the three remaining screws, and fully tighten the first screw.