Over the weekend, I picked up an awesome Craigslist find for $15– an Ikea “Corras” side table with the intension of making it into a hidden kitty litter.
The entire construction time came in just under 30 minutes and cost less than $20.
And this is how I made it… I removed the four casters by removing the screws fastening the casters to the underside of the table. Then I made the shelf into a door by attaching two hinges to the front of the table (see top photo for reference). Since the shelf came with the table, it was a perfect fit- no need to trim or resize. I didn’t mind the visible hinges, but you could buy hidden cabinet hinges from the hardware store.
Then I placed the litter box inside as so:
The cat accesses the litter box from the back of the side table, which rests a about eighteen inches from the wall. To clean the litter box, I can access it from the front by opening the newly installed door. So far the kitty seems to like his new digs!
*(Sadly, this little side table has been discontinued but the Rast nightstand would work as a substitute.)