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our latest catbox creation....

post #1 of 14
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Well its not quite done yet.... i ran out of sticky squares (self adhesive tiles) but here it is sorta....

In a house with five retrievers who view cat poop as a delicacy......

This box is 22" wide by 42" long so a bit under a half meter wide and a about a meter and a third long

so cat goes in the side door and then takes a left throiugh the second door into the area where the cat pan is.... the cat pan will go into the area covered with flooring (that i ran out of and had to go buy more this morning)
the top which is not pictured here is on a hinge to make cleaning the pan easy so all you have to do is lift the top and scoop and the flooring in the cat pan area makes for easy cleaning should there be any accidents in the pan area.... there will also be large peep holes drilled in the side of the back of the box to allow for air circulation, light and odor to escape..... the floor in the smaller "lobby" area will have a ribbed flooring on it to help clean little feet before the kitties leave the box..... The edges will be finished and then it will be stained a cherry stain and probably stenciled at some point hopefully before our little Miss Thang comes home on May 5th

Best of all it should be dog proof.....
I can't wait to get up and running.... oh and here is a new picture of Janet

Steph and maureen who are anxiously awaiting janet
post #2 of 14
That looks great! I bet the kitties will be glad of the privacy away from the dogs!!
post #3 of 14
Hey, that's a great idea. Been thinking of building something like that myself. I was thinking of making my top angled, like a roof you know, so a cat can't sit on top and "dominate" the litterbox and intimidate the other cats from using it. What do you think? Is that a good idea or not needed?
post #4 of 14
How creative, and an excellent idea to keep the doggies out. Looks great already! They get their own little bathroom. How cute. Great job, can't wait to see it when it's done!!
post #5 of 14
Haha, if my 15 pound Oliver didn't intimidate my 65 pound black lab, I'd have the same problem... but for some reason, she's a big chicken when it comes to the cat (they get along ok when we're visiting my parents, but they sure don't curl up together and the dog is 12, so she's kinda beyond playing with bouncy young furballs)... looks amazing though!
post #6 of 14
Dog proof......I need one!
post #7 of 14
i was laughing when i read that about *delicacy* too funny. But you sure are creative!!
post #8 of 14
shalva I hope you don't mind me asking, but about how much did it cost you to get the material to build it? I have an extra large litter maid. I have to build a box that can have a shelf built into it. Because I have two Chi's that love to dine on kitty poo poo. YUCK!! Every time my back is turned they are having a hay day. So I looked into it, and found just what I need. It is called an out of sight litter box. It looks just like a big end table, and it has a storage area, and the kitty pan in put up on a shelf. It looks something like yours, but a bit bigger. I asked them if it would fit a litter maid, and they said no. So I want to see what it would cost to make our own bare model. Besides they wanted about 200 for theirs, I thought it might be cheaper to just make our own. Hence the questions to you, how much does it cost. I would only be using the wood though. They can scratch that if they want. I don't think it will be too hard on it.
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Originally Posted by frawri
So I want to see what it would cost to make our own bare model. Besides they wanted about 200 for theirs, I thought it might be cheaper to just make our own. Hence the questions to you, how much does it cost. I would only be using the wood though. They can scratch that if they want. I don't think it will be too hard on it.
don't forget to make an electrical cord hole!
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Originally Posted by coaster
Hey, that's a great idea. Been thinking of building something like that myself. I was thinking of making my top angled, like a roof you know, so a cat can't sit on top and "dominate" the litterbox and intimidate the other cats from using it. What do you think? Is that a good idea or not needed?
unless it's really steeply pitched, mine would find a way to sit on top of it anyway!
post #10 of 14
very fancy.... I would say you have too much time on your hands but I would want one too just for the nice look of it.
post #11 of 14
Oh, what a creative idea! That should EASILY solve the problem of the dogs munching on "things". Let us know how it goes!
post #12 of 14
Does any one know around about how much it would cost to make one of these things? I need an extra large one though.
post #13 of 14
I've got 3 similar to yours (someone gave them to me so I didn't build them). The difference is that mine is just a box without the extra divider and the outside is completely covered in carpet. I have mine placed by windows so that the cats can lay on top to look outside. They're also sturdy enough to use as benches (in a room where I don't have much furniture).

Yours is great! Wonderful idea about covering the walls with tile - the wood picks up the litter box smell over time regardless of how clean you keep them so the tile should absorb it. I suggest you cover the inside of the lid and the other "room" walls also for this reason.
post #14 of 14
You did a wonderful job. I was just mentioning something like this, not too long ago, but I found them online and they were very expensive. I would love to make something like that...LOL....well maybe not me, but I can show it to hubby so he can make it!!
Your Raggie babies gorgeous!! Are they home now, or are they still with the breeder? I remember the breeder you got the first Raggie from, did you go back for a sibling? If there is anything better than one Ragdoll, it is 2 Ragdolls.
If you have posted photo's that I have missed, please let me know, and if you haven't posted new pictures, then I would love to see them!!
Congrats on your kittens, and their very cool litter box.
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