MOUNTING OUR SISAL PIECES


All of our sisal pieces are made to be mounted into studs. For the Horizontal Sisal post, we will assume the standard 16″ between studs. If your studs are spaced differently and you spoke with us about custom bracket spacing for your order, adjust the procedures accordingly.

If you cannot find a stud where you want your shelf to be mounted, you can always buy heavy duty drywall anchors or toggle bolts at your local hardware store.

Tools You Need


  • Stud Finder
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill
  • 7/64″ drill bit
  • 1/8″ drill bit
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver and/or Bit
  • Drywall Anchors (only for non-stud mounting)
  • Hammer

VERTICAL WALL-MOUNTED SISAL POLE

8 – Long Screws
4 – Champagne-colored small screws
4 – Drywall anchors

The Vertical Sisal Pole comes in two separated pieces (Figure 1). Before you mount the Pole, you will need to join the two pieces:

1. Take note of which pole has sisal lining the whole piece and which pole is not all the way covered. To join the two poles, you will drill between the 2nd and 3rd row of sisal on the pole that is completely covered.

2. First, attach the two separate poles so that the sisal ends match up (Figure 2).

3. Next, place the Sisal Pole down horizontally on a flat surface (we use the kitchen floor) with the brackets facing downwards. Make sure that all four brackets are flat against the ground (Figure 3).

4. Find the marks you made where you will join the two pieces. Using your drill and the 7/64″ bit, make a pilot hole somewhere between the two rows of sisal (Figure 4). Using the Phillips head screwdriver bit, screw one of the small champagne screws into the pilot hole. The screw should sink down between the sisal, slightly hiding.

5. Repeat step 4 for the remaining three champagne screws, with the second screw opposite (halfway around the pole) from where you put the first screw in, and the third and fourth screws a quarter turn to either side of the second screw. (In other words, you will end up with screws at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.) Insert each screw immediately after making its pilot hole, so that the holes stay lined up.

Mounting the Vertical Sisal Pole:

1. First, using a stud finder and a pencil, find and mark the center of the stud you will be using.

2. Next, mount one of the brackets on the top shelf of the Sisal Pole to the center of the stud, only using one screw.

3. Using a level or having someone eyeball how the Sisal Pole should sit, position the pole where it will be mounted and, with a pencil, make a mark through each of the holes in the second bracket and both of the brackets on the bottom shelf.

4. Loosen the first screw and move the Pole to the side and out of the way. Make all of your pilot holes and install drywall anchors on the brackets that don’t meet up with a stud.

5. Finally, swing the pole back into place and install all of the screws.


VERTICAL WALL-MOUNTED SISAL POLE

(Figure 1)

VERTICAL WALL-MOUNTED SISAL POLE

(Figure 2)

VERTICAL WALL-MOUNTED SISAL POLE

(Figure 3)

VERTICAL WALL-MOUNTED SISAL POLE

(Figure 4)

WALL-MOUNTED SISAL POLE – HORIZONTAL RUNWAY

8 – Long Screws
4 – Champagne-colored small screws

Mounting Instructions 12

(Figure 1)

Mounting Instructions 12

(Figure 2)

Mounting Instructions 12

(Figure 3)

Mounting Instructions 12

(Figure 4)

The Vertical Sisal Pole comes in two separated pieces (Figure 1). Before you mount the Pole, you will need to join the two pieces:

1. Take note of which pole has sisal lining the whole piece and which pole is not all the way covered. To join the two poles, you will drill between the 2nd and 3rd row of sisal on the pole that is completely covered.

2. First, attach the two separate poles so that the sisal ends match up (Figure 2).

3. Next, place the Sisal Pole down horizontally on a flat surface (we use the kitchen floor) with the brackets facing downwards. Make sure that all four brackets are flat against the ground (Figure 3).

4. Find the marks you made where you will join the two pieces. Using your drill and the 7/64″ bit, make a pilot hole somewhere between the two rows of sisal (Figure 4). Using the Phillips head screwdriver bit, screw one of the small champagne screws into the pilot hole. The screw should sink down between the sisal, slightly hiding.

5. Repeat step 4 for the remaining three champagne screws, with the second screw opposite (halfway around the pole) from where you put the first screw in, and the third and fourth screws a quarter turn to either side of the second screw. (In other words, you will end up with screws at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.) Insert each screw immediately after making its pilot hole, so that the holes stay lined up.

Mounting the Horizontal Sisal Pole:

1. First, using a stud finder and a pencil, find and mark the center of the two studs you will be using. The Horizontal Sisal Poles are either four or five studs apart. Measure out both studs and make sure that the piece will fit where you want it to go and hit both studs.

2. Next, hold the Horizontal Pole where both brackets can hit the two studs that you have marked.

3. Using a level, position the Pole where it will be mounted. This works best if you have another person helping you by holding the pole up while you mount the brackets. Mount one side, make sure the pole is level, then mount the other side.


SISAL CAT POST STEPS

3 – Long screws
3 – Small Champagne screws

The Sisal Post comes with the cap detached and with 3 holes where you should mount the cap into the wall. The post needs to be mounted into a stud.

1. First, using a stud finder and a pencil, mark the center of the stud you will be using.

2. Next, hold the cap up against the wall so that all three holes are approximately in a line vertically (like in Figure 1) and can reach the stud.

3. Pilot one hole first and mount a screw in tightly. You can then pilot both of the other holes and mount the screws in. Check to see if the cap is held tightly in place, with no wiggle. If it wiggles at all, you can mount another screw in to hold it in tight or try to re-tighten the screws.

4. Place the body of the Post onto the cap, making sure that the sisal ends line up (Figure 2). You can press pretty hard. If you are having a hard time getting the body to line up with the cap, pull the body off and start over. Twisting and pulling will release the body.

5. Once the two pieces are flush, attach them with screws. Count two rows of sisal down the Cap (the piece mounted into the wall) from where the two pieces meet.

6. Pilot one hole between the 3rd and 4th row on the cap (Figure 3). Mount a screw into the hole. The screw should sink down between the sisal, slightly hiding.

7. Pilot two holes other and mount screws in them. Make sure the post is holding up securely.

8. Release the cats!


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(Figure 1)

Mounting Instructions 18

(Figure 2)

Mounting Instructions 18

(Figure 3)