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Project by RevJVegas posted 02-24-2018 04:10 PM 821 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So this was one of my earlier projects for the home that I made back in 2011.

I got the base of the project from a copy of “Best-Ever Woodworking Projects & Shop Tips 2010” by Wood magazine.

On page 12 was a plan for a cedar lined blanket chest.

All I had to do was modify the dimensions slightly to fit my needs, but the design and build followed their instructions.

I started with the side panels.
One would have a small door for access inside without having to open the top lid.

The other would have the cat hole.

Assembly of the rest of the front and back was pretty straight forward using dowels and pocket hole screws.

The base was attached with screws and then molding trim glued on.

Attached the side door and top lid.

Then finished it off with a couple coats of Polyshade…can’t remember the color exactly.

Plenty of room for the two litter boxes, the litter genie, and spare litter.

Still holding strong after 7 years, so I guess I used enough glue and screws :)





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 04:34 PM

THE NIGHT LIGHT IS THE BEST :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 08:07 PM

That’s not a bad idea at all, an “outhouse” for a cat!
Keep the box out of sight and reduce the level of oders.
Nice looking litter box!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 09:03 PM

great looking and practical project – i wish i did this when i had a cat

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 02-24-2018 10:09 PM

You have done a beautiful job on this litter box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 05:34 PM

You can easily put several “odor abating” stick on discs inside to mask the odors you get with a cat box. Best yet is to put in a fan, and vent it directly outdoors through a wall.

I can think of a lot of words which you can change out to make a little tune based on the B-52’s “Love Shack”

The real question is how does it work?

-- Think safe, be safe

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 02-25-2018 10:21 PM

Good job! I’ve made several of these over the years. Cats seem to really appreciate the privacy. I have one such box on the front porch that’s used by strays in the winter. How many cats do you have? Again … Kudos!

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RevJVegas

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#7 posted 02-26-2018 04:29 AM



Good job! I ve made several of these over the years. Cats seem to really appreciate the privacy. I have one such box on the front porch that s used by strays in the winter. How many cats do you have? Again … Kudos!

- Ron Aylor


We have two cornish rex…

One likes to play fetch and the other is happy just to cuddle 24/7.

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#8 posted 02-26-2018 11:13 AM

Good looking cats! We have three rescues … all bona fide alley cats. LOL!

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#9 posted 03-04-2018 02:22 PM

Great job. Might have to look at something like this….my kids want another cat….and a dog…and to win the lottery.

Roger

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