Cats are delightful creatures, aren’t they? But sometimes, dealing with their uh-outputs could be a tad less delightful. Well, say goodbye to those off-putting plastic litter boxes and say hello to our DIY Cat Litter Box Plans!
DIY Cat Litter Box Plans
Hand-made with love, these litter box plans will help you create a comfortable, clean, and personalized little space for your whiskered friends. You can customize it to suit their needs and make it blend seamlessly with your home decor!
Join us as we turn this everyday necessity into a joyful crafting project to keep your feline companions happy and your home fresh! So, grab your tools, dust off that crafting table, and create something perfectly amazing together!
Outdoor Cat Litter Box DIY
Consider the Outdoor Litter Box project if you’re looking for a smart solution to manage litter for multiple cats. Its design incorporates a passthrough door from the house and an exterior cat door, allowing your cats to enjoy the outdoors when home. For nighttime, the litter box is fitted with battery-powered LED lights triggered by a motion sensor, ensuring the cats don’t have to navigate the box in darkness.
Get a large box with doors for easy cleaning access, like the Suncast Backyard Oasis Storage model. Use two large bins as the litter boxes inside the main box. Set up a “gangway” using 1×10 boards and carpet for traction. Create a “passthrough” from the house to the litter box, using a cat door to provide access. Connect the box to the passthrough tunnel. Install a cat door in the box to give cats outdoor access. Add LED lights so cats don’t have to navigate in the dark. Clean and maintain regularly.
- Suncast Box Model VDB19500 Backyard Oasis Storage and Entertaining Station
- Two Sterilite Stacker Boxes (19 gal, Model 14765906)
- 1×2 lumber
- Liquid Nails and screws
- 1×10 lumber
- Cat Door from Cat Mate (model221, white for house interior)
- 1/2 inch plywood
- Two battery-powered LED lights with a motion sensor
Custom Cat Litter Box DIY
This innovative design of this DIY Kitty Litter Box is as good-looking as it is functional, featuring easy cleanup and a spacious interior for the comfort of your cats. The cherry on top is that this litter box plan is highly economical, promising to save money while solving your litter box woes.
Creating a personalized kitty litter box can be a breeze. Start with an 18-gallon plastic storage tote, draw an 8-inch entrance hole on the lid, and cut it out. Custom-cut carpet for the lid, including the entrance hole, provides added comfort. Secure a liner inside the container, add your kitty litter, and fit the carpet on the lid. This inexpensive, DIY litter box provides comfort and ease for your beloved pet.
- A Plastic Storage tote
- A piece of indoor/outdoor carpet to fit the top of the lid (could use a doormat or an automobile floor mat)
- Scissors or a utility knife
- A marker
- Kitty litter
- A cat
Pine Pellets Cat Litter Box DIY
The Pine Pellets Cat Litter Box presents an eco-friendly and highly efficient solution for cat owners. This DIY cat litter box uses pine pellets, which absorb cat urine, expand, and turn into sawdust while offering a pleasant pine scent instead of unpleasant pee odors.
Start by purchasing two matching storage boxes. Drill multiple large holes at the bottom of one box, big enough for the sawdust but not the pellets to fall through. Fill the perforated box with pine pellets, available at home improvement or feed and tack stores. Stack the boxes (the hole-filled one on top). Optionally, you can cut a doorway in both boxes to help with access.
- Two matching storage boxes
- Pine pellets
- Optional: Tool for cutting a doorway in the storage boxes
Hidden Litter Box With De-littering Cat Walk
This DIY Hidden Litter Box With De-littering Cat Walk is a trendy, practical, and affordable choice for cat owners, making your pet’s space clean and attractive. A well-planned hidden door allows for simple litter box cleaning. The door can also be painted with a shiny metallic effect, creating a ‘golden toilet’ for your cat.
Constructing a hidden litter box involves shelving planks, a recycling bin, wooden pieces for framing, a picture frame for the door, and an egg crate for a de-littering catwalk. The shelf planks make the box walls, the bin serves as a litter tray, and the catwalk helps shake off cat litter from paws. Add an opening for entry/exit in the door and latch it closed when not in use. Cardboard backing seals the back; a stained wooden piece is the top.
- Pluggis recycling bin
- 2×2 pine (8 feet length)
- Pair of small brass hinges
- Henjne shelving boards
- Wooden picture frame (approx 19 x 25)
- A piece of 1/8 plywood was cut to fit the frame
- Prefabricated cardboard bookcase backing
- Piece of 3/4 thick engineered wood (approx 22 x 16)
- Black egg crate grating
- 1 3/4 brass screws
- 1 1/4 headless nails
- Felt pads
Giant Cat Litter Box DIY
The Giant Litter Box is a cost-effective DIY project for pet owners whose pets need more than just a standard-sized litter box. This significantly large litter box, with dimensions of 30×20, is suitable for pets smaller than 30 pounds and offers a wide surface area for them to do their business without discomfort.
To make a Giant Litter Box, start with a large, flat-bottomed plastic bin like the Ikea Samla 31×22.5×7 storage box. Leave 3.5 inches of the plastic uncut at the bottom and mark where you’d like the opening. Use a rotary tool for the long horizontal cut and a hacksaw for vertical cuts to avoid melting the plastic. Finish the edges using a Wiremold Cordmate attached with JB Weld Plastic Epoxy Putty. Optional: paint it for visibility.
- Tape measure
- Rotary tool or fine-toothed saw
- Wiremold Cordmate
- JB Weld Plastic Epoxy Putty
Green Pee Cat Litter Box System DIY
The Green Pee Cat Litter System is a clever DIY pet project that innovatively uses pea gravel in a double tray setup to manage cat litter. This system is an efficient, clean, environmentally friendly, and cost-saving way to manage cat litter.
In creating the Green Pee Cat Litter System, obtain two trays. Drill holes in the top tray and place it above another carrying newspaper and baking soda. Fill the top with non-porous pea gravel. Urine will pass through to the lower tray, absorbed by the newspaper, while baking soda neutralizes odors. Solids can be scooped from the pea gravel. Mix regular litter and gravel to accustom your cat to the system. Over time, go pea gravel only.
- Non-porous filler like pea gravel
- Two trays
- Baking soda
Hide-in-plain-sight Cat Litter box DIY
Hide-in-Plain-Sight Cat Litterbox offers a clever solution to conceal your cat’s litterbox. It also features a wire cage for excess sand to drop into the tray, reducing mess and making cleaning a breeze. This DIY litterbox can be placed anywhere in your home, keeping surroundings clean and odor-free.
Make a Hide-in-plain-sight Cat Litterbox, and obtain a storage cabinet and plastic container for the litter tray. Mark an exit door and cut it using a tool of choice. Install L brackets in the cabinet to securely insert the litter tray. Invert a wire storage drawer to serve as an entrance/exit deck. Secure this by bolting it to the shelf and brackets. Make sure the litter tray can easily slide out for cleaning. Add a lock on the cabinet to control your cat’s access.
- Storage Cabinet
- Plastic Container
- Inverted Wire Storage Drawer (used as an entrance/exit deck)
- Four 1″ L-brackets
- 2.5″ Weatherstripping tape
- Hand tools