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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  • 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?

  • Liza Liza on Aug 01, 2022

    Just wondering if an update on how it has been going is available. Did it work as well as you planned?

  • EsAvi EsAvi on Aug 13, 2022

    im not sure where cut hinged door is. In back? And it has a lock. Why? Does he go thru hinged door? Please show photo. Thank you. Im trying to recreatte a fake planter. My daughter has a really nice one (not the one in pic) but it was expensive and I hope I can make for less. 🤦🏻‍♀️

    (It is kept with opening to back and kept in spare room) Ive never smelled anything bad.

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  • Chris Keating-Ingelse Chris Keating-Ingelse on Jul 30, 2022

    I'm a 100% crazy cat lady, and my cats and I approve of your project! 🐱

  • Lulu Lulu on Jul 30, 2022

    You were very daring to put a hole in your newly made cabinet but I applaud you! You go girl! It was a great idea and I'm sure your little whiskers appreciated the effort. Great job😉