Pet Furniture

Published on March 23rd, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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A cute catbox . . . finally!





Krista joins the many Ikea hackers who finally found a cute solution to a messy problem. It is a more compact version of this PS litter box hack and offers a side entrance, instead of making kitty climb up through a hole in the floor of the cabinet. If you don’t have much space at home, this could be it.

Krista says, “So here’s our solution – finally – to the litter box issue.

First there is the question – where to put the litter box. Then, how to clean it easily.

And can it be cute?
Can we hide it in plain site?
Without too much odor?

It has taken us lots of moves, lots of trials and errors,and lots of hacking, but finally, we figured out a simple, convenient cat box solution that also fits our decor. Hooray!

We used a PS cabinet on casters cut a entry hole in one side, sanded and taped the edges, and put a litter box inside.

We and our 4 cats, are now quite happy.”

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16 Responses to A cute catbox . . . finally!

  1. Alexa says:

    Hmm… I may have to make a few of these for my MIL and her herd of cats.

  2. unique says:

    Great idea for a litter box!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Four cats use this one box? Do you have four more of these around your house? How do the cats feel about the tiny opening and the low clearance?

  4. Tim Gray says:

    Don’t tape the edges. go to a car parts place and get door edge moulding or “protector” and put this on. it’s safer for kitty and looks far better.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Can I just say…..GENIUS!! Who would have tought and who would know there’s a litter box in there. Could also use it to hide a doggy bed too I suppose! Fabulous share…thanks!

  6. Anonymous says:

    sooooo, assuming one isn’t handy with a saw or any cutting instrument. does anybody personally manufacture these things? like any of those “etsy” type websites??

  7. Anonymous says:

    sooooo cute, what a great idea! kitties need style, too~

  8. liz says:

    That is really cute, but I would take off the wheels. My cats would be rolling around the apartment in that thing. They launch in and out of the litterbox with a lot of force. Right now the box is in the bathroom, and they jump all the way out to the hallway without ever setting a paw on tile.

  9. Cezille says:

    where’s the cat? Lol! This is so cute. Your kitty will surely love this :D

  10. Mel V says:

    i just love it…so much…i can totally try to copy this… great idea.

  11. Gung says:

    For young cats, that looks like a cute idea, but when your cats get older, health problems often get in the way of them being able to use a litter box at all, let alone one is such a cramped space. For my cat, it was diabetes. Also, urinary infections and arthritis can also cause them to go on the floor.

  12. MonicaBerry says:

    cute, but how do you keep the cat(s) from eating the rubber plant? Our cats killed mine, along with every other houseplant I had…

  13. Anonymous says:

    i’m sorry but this seems a bit selfish to the kitties to me.

    i’ve had at least four kitties in my life and all of them took care of their business in a semi standing-stooping position.

    your box is clever but hardly gives the kitties enough room to relieve themselves comfortably. their poor heads are surely down low while they’re using the box. how yucky is that?

    it seems to me your main priority was style verses your pets comfort.

    i urge you to use the same clever idea but with a taller box. your kitties deserve it, don’t you think? :)

  14. Anonymous says:

    i’m sorry but this seems a bit selfish to the kitties to me.

    i’ve had at least four kitties in my life and all of them took care of their business in a semi standing-stooping position.

    your box is clever but hardly gives the kitties enough room to relieve themselves comfortably. their poor heads are surely down low while they’re using the box. how yucky is that?

    it seems to me your main priority was style verses your pets comfort.

    i urge you to use the same clever idea but with a taller box. your kitties deserve it, don’t you think? :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    My most importent question would be if it really contains the smells, because that is our main problem!

  16. meems says:

    Hi! I love this idea! What did you used to cut the metal? I want to make something similar with a microchip door for cat feeding.

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