litter box

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Project by Peloton posted 2056 days ago 2443 views 6 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 2056 days ago

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 2056 days ago

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 2056 days ago

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 2056 days ago

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 2056 days ago


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#6 posted 2056 days ago

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 2056 days ago

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 2055 days ago

Wow Thats Cool Great idea

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1945 days ago

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 1945 days ago

This is the Cats

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1854 days ago

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 1740 days ago

I wish I was a cat.

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

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#13 posted 687 days ago

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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