Published on March 30th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Expedit cat litter box

Materials: Expedit and Patrull

My cats litter boxe is not very aesthetic, I wanted to hide it somewhere. Also I hate to see cat litter scattered around. So I thought putting litter box inside something would resolve my problems.
Here is my solution.

Take an Expedit 2×4 (701.030.85)
Assemble top 4 shelves. Use one remaining shelf as a door.
Use one pack of Patrull kid locks to clasp door.
Look at the pics and you will get the idea.

No more cat litters around my room :)

~ Ilker Kopan, Istanbul

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Jules Yap

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16 Responses to Expedit cat litter box

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think owner unlocks the lock, when he is not home so cat can go do its thing, and when he is home he can lock it and avoid eye sore and can unlock it whenever cat chooses to go?

  2. Mr Coopan says:

    Hi everyone i have just seen my post is here. Yes cat jumps and it is not a problem for a cat :)
    Yes it would be nicer to complete close and make a hole for the cat. But it requires a precise cutting to fit.

  3. how will’ the cat go in? it’s not comfortable also when the cat jumps in: too small place.
    a not too young cat can’t use it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Since it is hidden, wouldn’t it make more sense to take the cover of the litter box off?

  5. prue says:

    They are not doors, they are Lekman boxes.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey where do the red cabinet doors come from or what are they called ive been looking for a while now please help.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Stateside, there is a litter box called Clevercat that amounts to a sizeable plastic storage bin with the entrance cut out of the top. It is great for litter control and, as long as your cat is able to comfortably jump onto the top, it is a non-issue. The entry area on this hack is about the same as my kitties have for their boxes and my 18 pound big boy has no problems with it. I might suggest that you put something that doesn’t slip on the top, like a small carpet square, for traction. Other than that, it’s a unique solution.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You can still see the litter box and those ugly child locks, I would just box the whole thing in and cut a little entrance hole for the cat.

  9. Anonymous says:

    poor cat :-(

  10. Anonymous says:

    I like the funny face on the scratching pole :-)

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think the cat jumps in… the divider is not too high for cats

  12. Anonymous says:

    I think it looks like a great solution as long as your cat is happy!

    Good job!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, I looked at the design and thought of the same question too.

    Is the cat supposed to jump into the cabinet to access the litter box?

  14. Anonymous says:

    It looks nice, but how does the cat get in?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Mmmmmmm…not convinced as it is still very visible but as long you’re happy with it :-)

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