1) The post has 4 threaded
nuts inside the wooden part at the bottom. There are
two holes which are outlined in colors: one in red, and one
in red and black. The holes may be numbered, as well. You
will use these colored holes to connect your post. The other
2 holes should be used if, at a later time, you feel that
the post needs some added security. These 2 colored holes
will be more than enough to make a secure connection.
2) Push back any loose carpet fibers from center of top of base (to make a
clean fit with post). Place top of scratching post on floor so that bottom
of pole faces up (you may need someone to help steady the post).
Note that the base has holes with matching colors to the holes on the post.
Position base on post so these holes touch each other. Label on base should be
facing you now (OK, OK, you knew that!).
4) GENTLY insert bolts
through base and into holes in post (after first adding washers to them, if included).
If a bolt does not easily thread into the nut, turn it counter-clockwise one
full turn and try it again. You may have to do this 2 or 3 times before the
bolt threads into the nut. Turn the bolt as far as possible with your fingers.
Use the hex wrench when necessary.
5) Tighten bolts as much as
possible with fingers, alternating between the 2 until they are as far in as possible.
Then use the hex wrench to fully tighten them. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BREAK THE WOOD
BY OVERTIGHTENING. Your post should be ready to use. Go get your cat, now & stand
6) If there are assembly questions or problems, we're
here to help. For your convenience, there is a "contact us" button on the entrance
page to our site.