drywall with wooden studs

16” stud spacing – If you have 16" stud spacing then any of our furniture will work fine for your walls. It’s still a good idea to use a stud finder to see where the studs are located in the space you want to build. This will give you more information to help in deciding the best structure for your space.

24” stud spacing – For 24" stud spacing we suggest using any of the items listed below, or anything in the Cat Mod collection. Although the complexes in this collection are designed to fit 16” stud spacing, they have grommets spaced out every 8” so that they can be used for both 16" and 24” stud spacing. This is a modular wall system, so you can build something with any of these packages to best suit your space.

Other stud spacing - If you are mounting into drywall and have stud spacing different from 16” or 24” we have three different options, listed below.

Option 1

Pick furniture that only utilizes one stud per platform. You can then arrange the pieces on the wall with the studs you have. At this point, any of our hammock complexes would not work for this option. But we do have quite a few items that would work, listed below:

Cat Mod Collection

Option 2

Use a backer board This is a nice option for people interested in using fabric hammock complexes because it creates freedom to mount wherever you would like.

We suggest using 3/4" plywood and screwing either one panel or multiple panels to the wall wherever your studs are located, then filling in the cracks with Spackle and painting the color of the wall. This does minimum damage when removed and creates an incredibly sturdy surface to mount on. When mounting the backer boards, take care not to bury the screws into the plywood, or Spackle over the screws. We did this and we still do not know how we're going to remove the backer boards when we move.

4 Comments on “drywall with wooden studs”

  1. Hey, the dry wall anchors were rated for 50lbs each, but still in one day they pulled out of the wall. I don’t have 16” spacing on all my studs, what can I do to hang my garden system?

    1. Hi Thea. We actually do not recommend using anchors or bolts as your primary support as this hardware tends to not hold up to cats jumping and playing. Please follow up with us at [email protected] and we will working on troubleshooting this issue for you!

    1. Hi Shawn, thanks for reaching out about this! In cases where a customer has studs spaced 12″ apart, we generally recommend treating the studs as though they were spaced 24″ apart and using every-other stud. This is because the grommets on the fabric are spaced at every 8″, meaning 24″ will work but there’s not a good fabric length for a spacing of 12″.

      If you’d like to reach out to us directly via e-mail with some more information about your wall, we’d be happy to help you get the furniture adapted to your stud spacing!

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