Furniture is a must have design element for cat lovers! Cat shelves are one of the hottest, most useful of these artifacts and they just keep getting more and more creative. One of my most favorite shelves is the floating cat shelf. This post is all about elevating your feline’s comfort and style with floating cat shelves.
What are floating cat shelves?
A floating cat shelf is a shelf that is mounted directly to a wall without the use of brackets or visible supports. Your feline will be able to lay or sit (or both) on the suspended perch. This type of shelf is traditionally used to display décor or store items without taking up too much space; and a floating cat shelf uses this concept but for the intended use of feline lifestyle enhancement. Floating cat shelves are versatile, modern, and can add a decorative touch to any room.
How do you make a simple floating cat shelf?
Making a simple floating cat shelf is a fun and easy DIY project! The fact that you are even wondering shows how much that fur baby is spoiled! Let’s get started. You’ll need a few basic supplies, like a piece of wood, a drill, screws, and some brackets. Start by measuring and cutting the wood to the size you need for your shelf. Then, drill some holes in the sides of the shelf so you can attach the brackets. Secure the brackets to the wall, making sure they’re level, then attach the shelf to the brackets. Finally, add some padding or soft fabric to the shelf to make it comfortable for your cat! With just a few simple steps, you can make a floating cat shelf that both you and your cat will love!
If you are anything like me, you need to literally see someone making a floating cat shelf in order to actually put the tutorial into practice, so here is one I believe is good.
How much weight does a floating cat shelf hold?
This is a great question! The amount of weight a floating cat shelf can hold depends on the materials used to construct the feline artifact and the wall that it will be mounted to. Generally speaking, a floating shelf made from solid wood or particle board and mounted to a solid wall can hold up to 50 lbs. However, it’s best to check with the manufacturer to get their specific recommendations. And obviously, yours should be sturdy enough to hold your cat(s).
Who makes floating cat shelves?
Another great question! There are a few cat-friendly companies that manufacture floating cat shelves. Catastrophic Creations is one popular option, and they offer a variety of different designs and styles. Additionally, The Refined Feline offers a variety of wall-mounted cat shelves, and PetFusion has a few different designs as well.
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