DIY Litter Box Furniture Cabinet

by Kimberly
Couldn't stand looking at the litter box while doing laundry, plus wanted to contain the litter and smells. So, built this cabinet and hacked it to create a special litter box cabinet for our cats.
The laundry room before. Some of the items just needed to be purged or put away in their proper places.
Cabinet from Home Depot. Found this base cabinet in their closet organization section.
Cutting a hole in the side of the cabinet. Used my craftsman battery powered handheld saw tool.
Litter box fits inside, plus room for food and accessories as well.
Great way to store food and snacks for the cats, while keeping the litter box closed off and out of sight!
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  • Kay Kay on Mar 07, 2017

    Would a pet door work as well? If so I think a it would work well on the side. Re garding smells I hang car air freshrners in places wear I need to contral smells they last about a month I think, plus I can get them in paks of three cheper than paks of one. Kay Australia

  • Valerie Ragsdale Valerie Ragsdale on Jan 11, 2018

    How do you keep the insides from being permeated with odor, since it is enclosed? Fabulous idea though!!

  • Tracey Tracey on Sep 07, 2019

    How many cats do you have ? I have two so have 3 litter boxes. Would I be best separating or could I get away with two in one cabinet ?

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  • Noreen Schaan Noreen Schaan on Jan 19, 2019

    Great idea. I am trying to find a way to hide our litter box. It is proving to be a challenge because we live in a 26ft RV. Excellent ideas though. Keep on DIY'ing..oh yeah 🙂😁👍💖

  • Jeana Jeana on Feb 22, 2019

    I have been told by my vet that essential oils are toxic to cats. I would say to do some research before using them.

    This is from Google:

    ”Essential oils can pose a toxic risk to household pets, especially to cats. ... Cats lack an essential enzyme in their liver and as such have difficulty metabolizing and eliminating certain toxins like essential oils. Cats are also very sensitive to phenols and phenolic compounds, which can be found in some essential oils.”

    Also, many cats will not use a covered box because they are very sensitive to smells. An enclosed box can smell like a very ripe outhouse and so your cat may begin to go outside of the box

    “The human nose has about 5 million olfactory receptors, microscopic proteins that allow us to detect odors. With 45 million to 80 million receptors, cats have a far better sense of smell—but they can't measure up to the average dog, whose snout holds between 149 million and 300 million receptors.” Google