I measured the space for the opening with a 1/2″ margin for the tacks. Cut cardboard pieces to size. Lay the cardboard pieces on the fabric and cut it slightly wider so you can wrap the fabric around the cardboard.
Wrap the fabric onto cardboard and fasten with hot glue. Then use tacks to pin the fabric boards to the legs of the LACK side table.
I also added a “door”. My kitties like dark spaces as you can see in the image. Look out for “Headlight-Kitty”. 🙂 For the entrance, I cut a round hole in the cardboard. (Use a bowl as a guide.) Cut vertical ridges into the fabric around the hole and wrap the hole.
Like Fraser, I placed the litter box in the farther end and the doormat immediately after the arch entrance.
I would have attached pictures from inside the tunnel but my cat jumped right on top of it and is now asleep there since 3 hours.
Thanks for the inspiration, Fraser.
~ by Daniel Stevens, Germany
2. PRETTY KITTY POTTY
I was looking for a way to provide kitty potty privacy and also take away from the “look, this is where my cat poops” decor of the living room of our condo.
So, I took two LACK side tables, and one roll of ANNO STRA window screens, as well as some sticky backed Velcro and made a litter box cover.
IKEA LACK side tables ANNO STRA screens (The ANNO STRA is discontinued. For similar effect, try IKEA Panel Curtains like the BANTISTEL or cane webbing)
2. Measure the screens to fit between two legs of the table and adhere with sticky Velcro. I used Velcro in case there was damage to the screens and I can remove them and change them out. (Who knows what kitties will like to scratch!)
3. Repeat to cover 3 or 4 frames, creating a tunnel beneath the tables for for the kitty litter box and the mat to wipes their paws.
Easy as that!
The cats, I believe, appreciate the privacy and it creates a new surface for coffee table books, our Aerogarden, or couch throw blankets.
If your litter box doesn’t fit I thought about adding casters also to make it easier to pull in/out to clean the litter.
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