Mounting the Temple Complex

It’s important to read our basic mounting instructions before continuing on. The basic mounting instructions will help you determine what tools you will need and also about how to mount individual planks, sisal poles, Escape Hatches, and ladders.

This is a really fun layout. You will need six studs spaced out at 16″ from center to center. Start by marking the center of each of the six studs you’re using.

Since this is a rather tall structure and we’re going to be mounting pieces at multiple points of each stud, it’s nice to make a mark at several heights on each stud.

It’s easiest to cut your fabric before mounting the planks. Below are the different fabric cuts you will need to create The Cat Mod – Temple.

When cutting the fabric to size, you want to cut 3/4″ out from the center of the grommets, on either edge. This length allows for the fabric to hold tight in each plank.

We suggest mounting the first step up the wall 14-20″ off of the ground. Attach the one of the three-grommet-long pieces of fabric and re-attach the plank top.

Use a separated plank to clamp the last set of grommets on the strip of fabric. Stretch the fabric to the right until the plank is centered on the next stud over, making sure the fabric is taut. Trace the corner of the unmounted plank.

Mount the plank and attach the end of the fabric.

Mount the next plank so that it’s directly above the first plank mounted. Position the plank so that there are 13″ between that and the plank below.

Attach one of the five-grommet-long pieces of fabric and attach the plank top.

Use a separated plank to clamp the second set of grommets on the strip of fabric. Stretch the fabric to the left until the plank is centered on the next stud over, making sure the fabric is taut. Trace the corner of the unmounted plank.

Mount the plank and attach the plank top.

Place the last set of grommets over the mounting posts of a separated plank. The bottom of the plank you’re using must be upside down at this point. Stretch the fabric straight up, with the plank now right side up, mark the corner, and then mount the plank in place.

It’s easiest to hold the included level along the fabric to make sure it’s perfectly vertical, and that it goes into the same stud.

Attach the nine-grommet-long piece of fabric to the plank you just mounted and attach the plank top. At this point the plank should have two separate pieces of fabric on the same set of mounting posts.

Separate the Planter from its plank bottom and place the forth set of grommets over the mounting posts. The bottom of the plank you’re using must be upside down at this point. Stretch the fabric straight up, with the plank now right side up, mark the corner, and then mount the plank in place. Attach the Planter top with furniture screws.

It’s easiest to hold the included level along the fabric to make sure it’s perfectly vertical, and that it goes into the same stud as the plank below it.

Use a separated plank to clamp the last set of grommets on the strip of fabric. Stretch the fabric to the right until the plank is centered on the next stud over, making sure the fabric is taut. Trace the corner of the unmounted plank.

Mount the plank and attach the end of the fabric.

Now mount a separated plank directly above the second plank you mounted. It should be positioned so that there is 13″ of space between the plank you’re mounting and the plank under it. Attach the second five-grommet-long section of fabric to the right side of the plank and attach the top.

Use a separated plank to clamp the third set of grommets on the strip of fabric. Stretch the fabric to the right until the plank is centered on the next stud over, making sure the fabric is taut. Trace the corner of the unmounted plank.

Mount the plank and attach the plank top.

Place the last set of grommets over the mounting posts of a separated plank. The bottom of the plank you’re using must be upside down at this point. Stretch the fabric straight up, and with the plank now right side up, mark the corner and mount the plank in place.

It’s easiest to hold the included level along the fabric to make sure it’s perfectly vertical and that it goes into the same stud.

On the plank you just mounted, attach the last five-grommet-long set pieces of fabric and attach the plank top. At this point the plank should have two separate pieces of fabric on the same set of mounting posts.

Use a separated plank to clamp the second set of grommets on the strip of fabric. Stretch the fabric to the right until the plank is centered on the next stud over, making sure the fabric is taut. Trace the corner of the unmounted plank.

Mount the plank and attach the plank top.

Place the last set of grommets over the mounting posts of a separated plank. The bottom of the plank you’re using must be upside down at this point. Stretch the fabric straight up, and with the plank now right side up, mark the corner, and then mount the plank in place.

It’s easiest to hold the included level along the fabric to make sure it’s perfectly vertical and that it goes into the same stud.

To mount the Escape Hatch, follow direction from our basic mounting instructions. Leave the furniture screws out of the left side of the Escape Hatch.

The Bridge is attached to two plank tops, and each have a front and a back. (The front has curved corners.) Position the Bridge with the front of the plank tops facing you and then mount the right side of the Bridge to the left side of the Escape Hatch using the two long furniture screws.

Place the left side of the Bridge over a plank bottom, pull it two studs over to the left, and gently let the bridge hang down while you mount the plank bottom into the stud.

Attach the last piece of fabric (three-grommet-long) over the plank bottom and then attach the plank top/left side of the bridge to hold the fabric in place.

Use a separated plank to clamp the last set of grommets on the strip of fabric. Stretch the fabric to the left until the plank is centered on the next stud over, making sure the fabric is taut. Trace the corner of the unmounted plank.

Mount the plank and attach the plank top.

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