Thursday, June 18, 2009
Posted by Allison at 11:26 PM
After seeing this project on several different blogs and websites, I decided it was time for me to do it. These shelves are for my cats, Franklin and Ellie, to climb on. As indoor cats they are often getting themselves into trouble, and I thought this might keep that desire at bay.
The shelves and brackets are from Ikea, and I got wall anchors and screws at the local Ace Hardware. I only purchased two shelves, one wider one (bottom and top shelf) and a narrower one ( middle and not up yet...) and had them cut to approximately 1/3 and 2/3 original size. The good thing about the brackets these shelves use is that a rough edge doesn't know and consequently doesn't really need to be sanded.
These shelves are pretty heavy, and getting them up on the wall was a fun project. The top shelf, especially, was fun. After a couple hours of planning the heights and positioning, drilling holes, putting up the brackets and shelves, and probably some cursing, they are done!
Franklin quite likes that top shelf, as you can see. He thinks he is king of the apartment or something.