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Cat Fence: I Cover the Top... (video 1 of 4)

Hello everyone, it's us at Fenceshop, your trusted ecommerce for fence products. Today we present the first of four tutorial videos dedicated to making fences to contain cats. In this video, Marco from Fenceshop will guide you step by step in creating a top cover for your garden to protect your cats and prevent other animals from entering.


We have already made a general video on cat fences, but by popular demand, today we will go into details. The situation we tackle in this first video is for those who want to cover an area of the garden from above, creating a sort of "ceiling" that prevents cats from escaping and other animals from entering.


To begin, it is essential to have a sufficiently high perimeter fence. If your fence is only one and a half meters high, you will have to walk hunched over to avoid hitting the mesh with your head. Therefore, the fence needs to be tall enough to allow for comfortable passage under the cover.


Another crucial aspect is the bracing of the posts. You will need to attach the mesh around the entire perimeter of the garden using brace arms. These diagonal structures help keep the posts stable under the tension of the mesh. Look at the photo indicated by the arrow to see how these brace arms appear.

Tension Wires

Besides the mesh, it is necessary to pull tension wires or steel cables to keep the mesh taut. We recommend the use of a cross wire, but even an occasional wire can be sufficient to keep the mesh taut over time. These wires help prevent the mesh from loosening due to weather events like hailstorms or strong winds.

Snow Problems

If you live in an area where it snows, you need to be careful to adequately reinforce the structure. Snow can accumulate on the mesh, especially if the chain link mesh is tight (about 50 mm by 50 mm), creating a significant weight that could cause the structure to collapse if not properly reinforced.


This is the first in a series of mini videos offering small snippets on how to make cat fences. Stay tuned for more videos on this topic. We invite you to visit our website to see our projects and reviews, and our ecommerce where you will find all the materials needed for your fences.

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