DIY Hidden Litter Box

3 Materials
1 Hour

I never thought I’d have a cat and certainly not a litter box. I decided to turn my newly built cabinet into something a little more practical by creating a spot to hide the litter box for my rescue kitty. Because I loved my cabinet so much, I didn’t want the opening to be visible. Check out how I achieved this! Its so easy and would work for most furniture.

First I used my jigsaw to cut an opening for my cat. Cutting a hole in my new console was the hardest part!

Next, I simply added little hinges and a lock to the piece I cut out and installed it over the opening. I picked these up at my

local hardware store and they were very inexpensive.

The lock is more for me than it is for cat privacy 😉

Then I added my litter box. We use the Kitty Poo Club which I love! They send a new box every couple weeks which makes litter changing effortless. They also use a silica type litter that doesn't smell so I felt confident my cabinet would be unharmed.

Finally, I had to teach my cat to use it! All it took was some coaxing with wiggly fingers to lead him to the hatch and up into the cabinet.

I was so proud! And now my litter box is tucked away unseen!

Suggested materials:

  • Hinges
  • Jigsaw
  • Cat
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  • Linda Linda on Jul 31, 2021

    So what's the hole for? Going by your photo the cat just needs to be a jump onto the shelf and you're showing. And if it locks???

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 10, 2021

    If you need to leave the little bottom door open all the time so the kitty can get in to reach the litter box, why put on the hinges? In case some day you want to use the cabinet for another purpose?


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  • Angela Angela on Aug 04, 2021

    Brilliant! And gorgeous, smart cat!

  • Alice Phillips Alice Phillips on Aug 17, 2021

    Love it. ♥️ I might add a stick up light that's motion activated. The cat might like to look around while he uses the litter box. It's a common misconception that cats can see in the dark.

    • Kathleen Kathleen on Aug 22, 2021

      😻😻😻 Not a misconception. The light dims their eyesight; like turning your brights on in fog. Dark is much better for their vision is clearer. 😻😻😻