Ideas Catwalk2

Published on January 21st, 2014 | by Silvi


Stairway to Cat Heaven


Materials used:

1 mid lack shelf, 9,99 €

3 small lack shelves, each 5,99 €

1 Persby shelf, 5 € from as-is-section in IKEA

2 rolls of double-faced adhesive tape 11 €

Grey rug from another store 4 €

Rug Egeby, 24,99 €

Steel nails, approx. 2 €

Screws and anchors ca. 2 €

In total less than 80 EUR for the complete set-up


First you have to decide where to put your stairway to cat heaven.
While your hubby drills the holes according to ikea instructions, you may glue the rug unto the shelves with adhesive tape. The sisal rug Egeby is used for scratching, you can fix it to wall with steel nails.

Much better than any cheap scratching tree and sooo much better looking!

Kvartal window insulation
Colour your stool!

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4 Responses to Stairway to Cat Heaven

  1. Silvi says:

    Our cats are not that big. Barney (the black and white tomcat on the picture) is 4 kg and the biggest of our four. Still they hold, though I would only use Persby and bigger Lack shelves nowadays as they are much sturdier than the small ones.

  2. Mireia Mireia says:

    Nice! (I seriously LOLed at this part of the instructions: “While your hubby drills the holes according to ikea instructions” XDDDD )

  3. Kate says:

    Hi OddNina, I made a mini catwalk using 2x Lack shelves. Our cat is quite energetic & is large for his age (18 mths & already 3 kg!) He used the shelves for about 9 months before the metal supports bent so much, the shelves were unusable. I’m looking at the Ekby Jarpen / Ekby Bjarnum shelves to replace the Lack – they can hold between 20-30kg depending on the length. Plus the bracket design looks much more stable :)

  4. OddNina says:

    I’m also planning a catwalk with Lack shelves but I read that the small shelves cant carry more then 3kg and both my cats have around 5 up to 7 kg :/ How did you manage to fix the shelves that secure since they are only fixed with two screws?

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