The IKEA EXPEDIT has been transformed into a cat litter box in so many ways. Since the IKEA EXPEDIT is discontinued, you can also use the IKEA KALLAX shelving unit. Here are a few ideas on how to get it done — in a horizontal or vertical style.
Horizontal 2×4 EXPEDIT cat litter box
IKEA items used:
EXPEDIT shelving unit 2 x 4 FINFÖRDELA flexible chopping board
Hack an IKEA EXPEDIT cat litter box:
Change the 2 short boards with the long one in the middle. Drill 4 new holes in the side walls for the long board.
Cut a passage on the left or right for the cat to access the litter box.
Get a piece of wood in the color you like for the cover in the front.
For the shovel storage take a piece of the flexible cutting board FINFÖRDELA and 2 long screws. Make holes on the 4 corners and drill through. The head of the screw will keep the board open and curved. Just right for the shovel.
I share a studio apartment with a furry young gentleman named Peanut. He’s a great roommate, but his litter box clashes with my aesthetic – not to mention the precious square footage that it occupies. So when I bought a new bookshelf for my entryway, I decided to make it double as a litter box hideaway as well. See the cat litter disguise.
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