Cat box cabinet

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Project by briany posted 10-04-2009 11:34 PM 2071 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a cabinet to hide a litter box in. She found something at Ikea that she liked the look of, but was just a bit too big. Here’s my take on the cabinet, complete with access door on the left side. It’s received the seal of approval from my wife. Now waiting for the final word from the felines.

The wood is fir 1x and fir plywood. Finish is a Dark Mahogany gel stain and a satin polyurethane final coat.

edit: Added another picture showing the cat entrance

-- -- Brian, Seattle

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 12:39 AM

Cool concept, and beautifully executed.

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 02:08 AM

How does the cat open the door?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 02:13 AM

Trust me on this one. You will know it if the cats don’t approve!

-- Greg, CT

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 02:13 AM

“How does the cat open the door?”

I was just going to ask the same q’.

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#5 posted 10-05-2009 02:24 AM

> “How does the cat open the door?”

Well trained cats. :)

Just added another picture showing the access hole on the left side. It’s nice and tall (12”) to fit our biggest kitty. Hopefully small enough to keep our Beagles out….

-- -- Brian, Seattle

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 02:24 AM


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#7 posted 10-05-2009 03:08 AM

OK but where would I put the other 5 liter boxes ??

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#8 posted 10-05-2009 02:04 PM

my cats would have litter scattered all over the place in that thing! it looks real nice though thats for sure!

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#9 posted 10-06-2009 02:24 AM

Well trained cats?!? There is no such animal! Dogs have masters, cats have staff….

Seriously though, I like the idea, and you executed it well. I can’t let my wife see it.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#10 posted 10-06-2009 03:15 AM

I was tihnking about something like this but before I made it our cat died of old age. We decided not to get another right away. Probably later when the kids are older. Great idea and a nice build. I’m gonna add this one to my favourites.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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