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Quick delivery. Great idea, however needs some tweaks. When the door was cut using the stencil, the hole was 1/2” too large all the way around. It still worked but the hole was larger than needed. Also the wood itself was very rough and when the cats go through it, cat fur sticks to it. Would recommend sanding it smooth and painting prior to installing. Also seems very expensive for what it is.
Like other reviews have stated the template is crap and too large for a snug and proper fit. The thin inner board that hides the door cutout is not wide enough to fit into the grooves of either side on a standard 1 1/2" door. That said it looks cool once installed even if it doesn't fit 100%. Confused the cats at first since we had always left the basement door open.
This cat door is like no other i could find online. Definitely pricey but looks great and our cat has no problems going back and forth. With the template and my jig saw it was installed in minutes. It comes with tabs to stick it on but I used some construction glue to hold it better. I also used white caulking around it to give it a seamless look. The template gives a bit bigger hole then needed, so cut it a bit smaller for a nicer fit.
Product was pricy - especially since we needed to buy two - but we love them. Being made out of wood instead of plastic looks very nice and is probably why the product costs what it does. It’s sized just right so our 20 pound Maine Coon mix can fit through no problem but our 35 pound dog can’t; keeping litter boxes safe and private. The ears on the front and tail on the back are an absolutely adorable touch and everyone who sees them loves and comments on them.
Like most of the other posters, I thought it was expensive but my wife is happy (it’s soooo cute). It’s easy to install. I put it in a bi-fold door and so far everything seems okay. I did notice, though, that the door seemed a bit snug when I put it back up. I have a suspicion it’s because the door spread a bit as it lost the support from the bottom board (like most inside doors, it’s hollow except for the outside frame). It may need some slight adjusting in the future. Incidentally, the panel was 14.75 inches wide. The cat has been in and out of it several times already so the whole world is happy.
We bought this because we have an active toddler who thinks chasing is fun, and had just adopted a 6-month-old kitten. Now the cat has a room that is his that the 3-year-old can't get into(and keeps him from playing in the litter box!). I was hesitant about the cost, but we've received numerous compliments on it and it was very easy to install, so no regrets.
Je suis ZÉRO manuelle. Je possède un marteau, un tournevis et un ziplock de vis et de clous mélangés. J'ai néanmoins empruntée une petite scie à main et réussi à installer ma chattière en 30 minutes, sans même démonter la porte de ses gonds. C'est tout dire. Seul point important à mentionner; j'avais pris le temps de lire les commentaires d'autres acheteurs et en effet, le guide de papier à découper est trop grand! J'ai plutôt plaqué et tracé l'ouverture de la chattière sur le guide de papier avant de le couper, ce qui retranche plusieurs millimètres au tracé. Résultat parfait, et mon chat merveilleux l'adore!
This is really cool. Yes a bit pricey for what it is but it's wood, paint-able and easy to install. If you're good with the jigsaw and can measure you're door will not only function for the kitties but it'll look cool and get lots of compliments. Mine used it right after install and even use it to play. no more open basement door.
Would love to give 5 stars because it's super cute BUT the plastic center piece that covers the hole in a hollow door should be slightly wider. We installed it on a standard interior door and the pieces were not able to make a snug connection. 3-4mm would be all it would take. I painted it for contrast.
We had a problem with our dog getting into my daughter's cat's food and taking off with the cat toys. Such a simple fix. Traced the template given, popped it in and problem solved. My daughter actually spray painted hers to make it pop out a big more and it's so cute. Would definitely recommend or even buy another one.