Easy to Clean Stuva Bench Litter Box

STUVA cat litter_1

I’ve been perusing your site for a good way to disguise my litter box but nothing quite fit what I wanted. I was wandering through IKEA and noticed the Stuva bench/cabinet. So starting with the Stuva bench and my existing semi-homemade litter box I got going.

Here’s what I used:

  • Stuva Bench
  • OPLEV door mat
  • Litter box
  • Pet door (Optional)
  • Motion activated light (Optional)
  • Activate charcoal deodorizer (Optional)

I traced the cat door on the side of the bench I wanted the cats to enter and used a dremel (a jigsaw would be much better) to cut the hole. The cat door was snug enough that it holds itself in place. Then I traced the opening on the drawer part of the Stuva.

You could definitely clean of the edge of the cuts but I opted to leave it since it’s not seen unless I’m cleaning the litter box and raw wood is the least gross thing you’ll see then.

STUVA cat litter_4

The OPLEV door mat fits almost perfectly in the bottom. I had to trim a little off. There’s enough room in the bench that the cats have a couple steps to clean the litter off their feet and the mat catches it. The litter box is a plastic storage box I picked up at Home Depot. I just used the dremel to cut a hole for the entrance. The high walls keep things tidy and they’re a lot cheaper than store bought litter boxes.

STUVA cat litter_3

STUVA cat litter_2

Not pictured is the motion activated light that’s stuck to the inside-top of the bench and the activated charcoal deodoriser. The drawer makes it really easy to clean and then tuck out of the way.

~ by Jordan