How to Conceal a Litter Box in a Table

This table is a discrete and stylish way for cat lovers to incorporate a litter box into their living area without creating an eyesore.


Materials Needed:

  • side table
  • litter box
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • builder's square
  • compass or round object for tracing
  • drill
  • 1/4" wood drill bit
  • variable speed jigsaw
  • 1/8" thick jigsaw blade

Choose a Table

Find the right size table for your living space. Make sure the table has cabinet doors.


Measure Litter Box and Cabinet

Measure the height of the litter box to determine how high to cut the opening for your cat (image 1). Measure the outside of the cabinet for the height of the litter box (image 2).

Mark the Opening

Mark the center of the cabinet side so the opening is centered (image 1). Draw the opening with a straightedge (image 2). Trace for the top of the opening using a compass or round edge trace (image 3).

Drill a Hole

Drill a hole wide enough to fit the jigsaw. Make sure the hole is drilled on the inside of the line using a 1/4" wood drill bit.


Cut the Opening

Cut from top center to the bottom corner using a jigsaw. Repeat on the other side.


Position Litter Box

Place litter box inside table, ensuring proper fit (image 1). Add a hinge to the cutout for a cat door (image 2).

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