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    I want to make some cat perches, like in the picture below. Not decided yet - wood or PVC. Would prefer wood because I can make a small flat at the top. Any ideas on how to mount them to the wall? I like that there are no brackets visible in the picture. The idea I have is to attach some sort of flanges (PVC?) that would later be covered up by rope. Any other ideas?

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    Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

    pvc or abs pipe with an end cap. Screw endcap to the wall, push pipe into end cap?

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      Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

      1/2” holes bored thru drywall into studs on 16” centers. Matching holes in perches. Use 1/2” steel rods to join perch to wall. Cover with rope or carpet. If using PVC, insert wood sleeve for support.

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        Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

        Originally posted by Mike in Waubaushene View Post
        1/2” holes bored thru drywall into studs on 16” centers. Matching holes in perches. Use 1/2” steel rods to join perch to wall. Cover with rope or carpet. If using PVC, insert wood sleeve for support.
        You could also use pipe flanges (screwed to studs) with lengths of pipe screwed in after and then cover with your wood.
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          Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

          Wooden dowels wrapped with the rope and then screwed into the wall studs?
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            https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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              Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

              Ended up using the PVC end caps for 4" pipe. Going to drive three screws through the flange side of the caps into the wall, and another 2-3 screws through the side walls of the caps into the perch. Then cover the whole thing with rope for a seamless look. Created a small lip at the end of the perch to stop the rope - I'm going to leave the endgrain of the wood exposed.

              The caps I got at Home Depot were a bit convex, so had to cut out a hole in the middle so that the cap would register flat against the wall.

              Thanks for all the suggestions!

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                Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

                Arcady, you have very lucky cats!

                regards, Rod.
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                  Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

                  Originally posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
                  Arcady, you have very lucky cats!
                  Feeling pretty guilty at the moment, actually. Have a 3 months old kitten; two weeks ago my daughter accidentally dropped a ping pong table on the kitten. Had a pretty difficult fracture in the hind paw, took a 2 hour surgery to put some pins and surgical wire in, hoping to save the paw. So our kitty is not up for climbing at the moment, but I want to have the perches ready by the time the splint comes off.

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                    Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

                    OW! Kittens get into all kinds of problems, hope yours heals well.

                    Cute photograph, thanks for posting it.........Rod.
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                      Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

                      This awwwful.... poor little guy./ Hope he heals well.
                      Start slow; wind down gracefuilly

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                        Re: Mounting cat perches to the wall

                        Here are the finished perches, mounted to the wall:

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