Pick up the threaded rod. Insert the rod into the center of the
wooden plug, and turn it until it stops. There should be about 5/8" to 3/4"
(16-19mm) showing above the wood (Figure F). If there is a white
line on the rod, it will be just below the plane of the wooden plug when correctly
screwed in. NOTE: a spare threaded rod is provided for your convenience. When
you invert the sisal post after one end has been worn from scratching, the rod
may need to be loosened with a pliers. This may damage the threads on the original
rod. So you will want to use the spare threaded rod to reassemble your scratching
6) Position the top platform onto the exposed threaded
rod. Turn the platform until it stops, and then one more quarter turn. Do not
over tighten. This may damage the fasteners which hold the platform in place.
Just tighten the platform as described above. Your cat will not be able to budge
it. (Figure G). If necessary, tighten the quick bolt on the
base a little more. If you have bought a square top pedestal, you can loosen the
bolt on the base so you can align the top platform with the base, then tighten
it as you did before.
7) You should have a completed scratching
post as shown in Figure H. Go get a cat and show off your
job to him. Then step away from the post and let the cat take over.
If there are assembly questions or problems, please contact us by
e-mail, first, if possible. There is also a contact button on the entrance page
of our web site, www.felinedesign.net and on many of the site's pages.