Originally Posted by MikeAnderson
This is a good idea, but those shelves are too small, and they're charging too much. $100 for a shelf? I'd prefer to make my own. But I'm not sure our cats will use shelves, and I'm reluctant to drill into the walls without some assurance that they will.
I can testify Kitties LOVE shelves.... I have both a tree (the same one from Amazon), and shelves, which I built myself across my living room - and my goodness - they are a HIT!
You can get any type of shelves - Like Ducman said, I would not spend $100/per shelf - no way. If I remember correctly, my entire set up cost me less than $80 - and we are talking 4 2ft shelves, and one 6ft long shelf, the carpet, the hot glue, the glue gun, the brackets, the tool to make sure they were leveled (laser).... in short, all I needed to make them work. Just make sure you find the wood studs if you have dry walls - my shelves/brackets hold over 80lbs, I believe. I know the big one holds more. A lot depends on the screws and installation.
The cats run back and forth from the cat tree to the shelves like it is their personal Disneyland - they LOVE LOVE LOVE the shelves, no question about it!! With more money, I would definitely do them all over the place - best thing I have done so far for them
Here are some pictures, not so good, but you can have an idea: