How to Make a Swedish-Inspired Litter Box Cover

How to Make a Swedish-Inspired Litter Box Cover

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Dabney Frake
Oct 31, 2015
(Image credit: Nur Noch)

Ronja submitted this cute project the other day, which solves one of those perpetual pet problems: how to mask the sight and smell of ugly, stinky cat litter boxes. It's a pretty easy project, but the best part is that she modeled it after traditional Swedish privies (or outhouses) and summer homes, which are painted red and have white trim. You, of course, could decorate it however you like, but we happen to think this is pretty spiffy.

(Image credit: Nur Noch)

What You Need

Materials

  • Plywood (Ronja used 6mm thick)
  • Screws
  • Wood Triangles
  • Paint

Tools

  • Screwdriver or Drill with Appropriate Bits
  • Wood Glue
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

(Image credit: Nur Noch)

1. Cut your wood according to the measurements above.

2. Since the plywood is too thin for screws, first use wood glue to secure the sides to the roof.

(Image credit: Nur Noch)

3. Then, reinforce the edges using the wooden triangles, screwing from the outside into the wood at each corner. Ronja used two on each edge, for a total of 8 braces and 16 screws.

(Image credit: Nur Noch)

4. Paint your desired color and let it dry.

For more detailed instructions, and more photos of the process, head over to Nur Noch for more info and other DIY projects. Thanks Ronja!

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