Cat netting DIY instructions
Step by step guide
Option 1: Simple method
Hang with basic hardware
You can easily use hardware like staples or cable ties to hang your netting, or screw a length of timber over the top to fasten into place. It's super easy to use because you can simply cut it to shape using scissors.
This is a fast and easy way to get your outdoor cat enclosure built using the cat net. (Hardware not included with netting).
Option 2: Advanced method
Watch the video
Planning & installing your dream catio is easy! Watch this quick video to learn how to get a professional finish that looks amazing from every angle. (Hardware not included with netting)
Step 1 - Add eyelets
These are the anchors for your catio netting. Place an eyelet at least every 3 feet. There are different types of eyelets for different surfaces:
- Screw eyes for Wood
- Expansion Eyebolts for Bricks & Concrete
- Self drilling screws + Corner braces for Metal
Eyelets can easily be screwed in by drilling a pilot hole then placing a screwdriver through the eye and turning it.
Step 2 - Thread wire rope
Thread Wire rope through the eyelets and finish each length with a Wire rope clamp. Use a Turnbuckle at one end to tension the wire rope, each turnbuckle can tension a length up to 32 feet.
If your cat net is in a grass or dirt area you can secure Timber along the ground as an anchor point for the netting using fence staples.
Step 3 - Hang catio net
Measure the first piece of cat netting. Create a seam around the piece of net by folding back 1 row of mesh, then thread through the Edging rope. Trim away any excess netting with scissors.
Attach the edging rope to the wire rope using Hog rings & Hog ring pliers, or you can attach the edging rope directly to a fence or wood using Fence staples.
Use a minimum of 5 hog rings or fence staples for every 3 feet. Ensure the cat net is as taught as possible at all times.
Parts for Advanced method
1. Eyelet screws or bolts
Select eyelets for the surface you're fastening to:
a - Screw eyes for wood
b - Expansion eyebolts for bricks & concrete
c - Self drilling screws + corner braces for metal
2. Wire rope parts
Use all of the following items together for each length of wire rope:
- Wire rope (3/32 inch or thicker)
- Turnbuckle (at one end for tension)
- Wire rope clamp (to finish each length)
3. Edging rope
Create a seam around the outside of the netting.
- 3/16 inch or thicker weather resistant rope
Fold back 1 row of the catio netting then weave through the edging rope.
4. Hog rings
Clip the edging rope seam to the wire rope using Hog rings & Hog ring pliers.
Use at least 5 hog rings for every 3 feet.
(Alternatively you can use zip ties)