Reader Martie wrote in to share their DIY hidden literbox furniture project after seeing Reader DIY Litter Box Area: Kitty Potty Project for Ragdoll Cats.
I love when readers write in and share these DIY projects! Helps all of us learn and gain ideas that will hopefully help us live even more harmoniously with our kitties.
Thanks to Martie for letting me share with you all!
We have two indoor cats..Smokey, our 7 yr old blue bicolor ragdoll, from Liz Thurman of Bordeaux Ragdolls in Clearwater Florida, and Buddy, our 7 yr old DSH that was a stray.
For litter boxes we have to use tall plastic tubs, we use World’s Best Cat litter (purple bag) scoopable litter and Buddy stands on his tip toes when he urinates. They are not the prettiest things to see sitting in a room so we decided to build a kitty litter cabinet.
We found some used bathroom cabinets cheap on craigslist and decided to make a kitty litter cabinet in our garage.
The cat door on the yellow wall is the laundry room wall going out to the garage and you can see the cat door opening on the other side of the wall (garage wall). There was some extra space so my husband built a walk way, this gives them extra walking space to lose the litter off their feet so they don’t track it back in the laundry room. I do have a piece of rug to put in there but we haven’t needed it.
My husband cut the hole in the bottom of the one cabinet for the litter box to sit down in maybe about 4″ making it shorter in the cabinet, this gives the cats more head clearance when they jump in and out, the blue tub is the litter box, (I have since been able to start using shorter tubs.). You can see how the litter box sits down in the hole in the bottom of the cabinet.
The door all the way on the right is a pull out drawer, I store the clean kitty litter, scoop and trash bags in there. There are hooks and latches on the doors to keep the cats in and to allow me to open up and scoop or empty the boxes.
I kept one litter box in the laundry room until we were sure they liked their new space and have since added it in the other part of the cabinet. It has been working great for over 3 years.
If we were to move the cabinet can easily be made into garage storage cabinets.
Some of these pics are after numerous uses for almost 4 years so the cabinets aren’t spotless any more but are working as well as day one. The patching (on the back walls inside the cabinets) cover where the pipes and drains went through the old cabinets from their previous home. If we decide to turn it into a storage cabinet we have plywood to put back in the bottom of the cabinets. The kitty litter, trash bags, scoop, little broom and dust pan all fit nicely in the pull out hamper.
Thanks for letting me share.
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