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How to Make a Fence That Keeps Your Cats Safe

If you have cats, you probably want them to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine outside. But letting them roam freely can be dangerous, as they may face many hazards, such as getting lost, getting injured by a vehicle, or getting into fights with other animals. That’s why many cat owners decide to build a fence that keeps their cats safe in their own yard.

In this guide, we will teach you how to make your own DIY fence that prevents your cats from escaping. The project may seem complicated, but with the right tools, materials, and some patience, you can create a secure outdoor space for your feline companions.

What You’ll Need

Before we begin, let’s review the tools and materials you’ll need to create a fence that keeps your cats safe. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:

  • Cat-proof netting
  • Cable ties
  • Brackets
  • Drill
  • Bolts and nuts
  • Socket wrench screwdriver
  • Tape measure

The estimated time for this project is about 6 hours, and we suggest that you have some experience with DIY projects before you start.

Step 1: Count How Many Posts and Brackets You Need

The first step in creating a fence that keeps your cats safe is to count how many posts you have and buy the same number of brackets. We recommend using 30x30 cm brackets with a 90-degree angle, as they provide a strong base for the netting.

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Step 2: Optional - Spray Paint the Brackets

If you want the brackets to match the rest of the fence, you can spray paint them before you start installing them. This step is optional, but it can make your fence look more attractive.

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Step 3: Measure Each Side of the Fence

To know how much netting you’ll need for the fence, you’ll need to measure each side of the fence separately. Measure the length of each side and write down the measurements for later reference.

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Step 4: Cut the Netting According to Your Measurements

Once you have your measurements, it’s time to cut the netting. Cut a separate piece of netting for each side of the fence, as you’ll be applying them separately. Make sure to leave some extra netting on the sides to ensure that the mesh is tight and secure.

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Step 5: Drill Holes in Each Post Where You’ll Attach the Brackets

Using a drill, make holes in each of the fence posts where you’ll attach the brackets. Make sure the holes are in the right place and that they’re big enough to fit the bolts and nuts.

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Step 6: Attach the Brackets to the Posts Using Bolts and Nuts

Attach the brackets to the fence posts using bolts and nuts. Make sure they’re fastened firmly so that they won’t come loose over time.

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Step 7: Use a Socket Wrench Screwdriver to Tighten the Bolts and Nuts

To ensure that the brackets are securely attached, use a socket wrench screwdriver to tighten the bolts and nuts.

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Step 8: Attach the Netting to the Brackets Using Cable Ties

Start attaching the netting to the brackets using cable ties. Make sure to pull the netting tight so that there are no gaps where a cat could squeeze through.

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Step 9: Secure the Netting to the Existing Fence Using Cable Ties

If you already have a fence in place, you can secure the netting to it using cable ties. If you have a wooden fence, you can also use staples to attach the netting to it.

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Step 10: Leave Some Extra Netting on Top

Leave some extra netting on top of the fence to create a floppy, wobbly area that will deter your cat from climbing on it. This will prevent your cat from using the fence as a ladder to climb over.

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Step 11: Join the Corners Together

Once you have attached the netting to each bracket, it’s time to join the corners together. To have a neat and strong result, attach the corner bracket at a 45° angle compared to the rest of the brackets. Join the ends of each piece of mesh together in each corner using cable ties. This will create a solid corner that won’t let your cat escape.

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Step 12: Enjoy Your Cat-Proof Fencee

Well done! You have successfully created a fence that keeps your cats safe in your yard. Now you can let your cats enjoy their outdoor time without worrying about them getting into trouble.

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This blog was written by our guest blogger Timi Schmidt

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