litter box

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Project by Peloton posted 01-14-2009 06:16 AM 3327 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project I’ve gotten the most compliments on for it’s ingenuity and requests to build replicas for others. My first commission piece. :-) (although relatives don’t pay very well) It’s not pretty or particularly difficult. The finish is…well there is no finish. I like it because it solved a problem. Where to put the litter box?

So I cut a hole in the wall between one of the bathrooms and the garage, built a box, added rope light, and made a door. Bingo, problem solved. Litter box and associated smell and litter dust is hidden away. Everyone’s happy, even the cats.

I mean come on, what cat wouldn’t like a lighted litter box with some privacy? :-)

While designing this my wife and I discussed the possibility of putting this on an exterior wall and putting the box outside. Of course that would mean some insulation and maybe some siding to match the house, but the point is, it doesn’t necessarily need to go in the garage or start in a bathroom, that’s just easier.

-- “I'm thinking about it, ... I'm thinking it's the best way to piss [the French] off.” -Lance Armstrong

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#1 posted 01-14-2009 06:38 AM

This is Super Cool!- Or should I say the “Cat’s Meow”? :^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-14-2009 08:04 AM

Great Idea!! I wish my bathroom backed up to the garage now. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 01-14-2009 03:03 PM

I have got to show my daughter this. I wish I could think of a way to do it at her house. It would keep the stupid dog out of it. (you don’t want to know).

-- Berta in NC

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#4 posted 01-14-2009 03:05 PM

I did roughly the same idea in my old house in Georgia, but I didn’t frame the door entrance or build a box since it went straight into the laundry room where I already kept the litter box. I wish I could do something similiar in my new house, but so far, haven’t come up with any good ideas of where to exactly put the cat litter box or the doorway. I’ll figure it out eventually.

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#5 posted 01-14-2009 06:15 PM


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#6 posted 01-14-2009 09:40 PM

Peloton, Welcome to LumberJocks. What a great solution to a common problem. Thansk for sharing.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 01-14-2009 11:36 PM

what a great idea just showed it to my wife big mastake I i have to build one too.

-- With God's help all things are possible- even woodworking

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#8 posted 01-15-2009 10:32 PM

Wow Thats Cool Great idea

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 05-05-2009 03:34 PM

That is the cat’s a**
thanks for sharing a great idea!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#10 posted 05-05-2009 05:04 PM

This is the Cats

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 07:12 PM

i’ve got a “hidden” litter box as well – it beats the hell out of the traditional exposed kind.

but this passage through the bathroom is SWEET. i love how the molding matches and everything. very nice work on this.

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#12 posted 11-26-2009 10:11 AM

I wish I was a cat.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#13 posted 10-14-2012 08:17 PM

What an inventive solution! Love it! Considering combining two ideas (yours and by placing the entry hole in the back for entry from the next room (guest bathroom) and using the countertop and drawer space in the adjacent laundry room. :)

-- "Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." [Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005]

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