Let’s face it, commercial cat litter boxes aren’t the prettiest. Nor cheap.
The good thing is, making a cat litter box is not hard at all.
Check out these ideas for a cat litter box using IKEA items only.
3 simple cat litter box ideas
Sara’s wheelaway cat litter box
Sara sent me her cat litter box constructed from 2 IKEA SNACK boxes.
She flipped a smaller SNACK box on top a larger one. Cut a hole for her large kitty to go through and attached the two boxes with hinges.
Should you want to paint it, do remember to paint it before you construct the boxes – it will save you time painting round the metal plates. Sara also added wheels. Last thing is to place a litter pan in it and you’re set.
View Sara’s cat litter photoset and instructions on flickr.
Robert’s pawsitively cute version
This is the cute version of Sara’s idea. Same 2 SNACK boxes but with a square cut-out, which is probably easier to achieve.
The stenciled paw prints are just too cute, don’t you think?
She cut out a section from the side for a concealed litter box that’s big enough to hold an extra large litter box, the extra litter and all the extras (poop scoop, litter deodorizer and bags).
Dee also added 2 BYGEL cutlery caddies with the center section of the holders cut out so they could be hung through the holes of the HOL storage box. Perfect for brushes, combs and extra little things she uses for her pampered persian!
Dee’s bonus: You can use the piece you cut out from the HOL as a kitchen trivet!
(On a side note, after a year running this site i’ve received only one doggie IKEA hack. Dog lovers not IKEA hackers? :O )
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.