Since we have cats, and we also foster kittens, we needed to add litter boxes around the house. We didn't just want the boxes out in the open so we wanted to hide them in plain sight. We saw enclosures at Petco but they ran about $70 to $200 for just one. So we decided to make some ourselves..
This will be my very first Instructable, so please bear with me..
I purchased two double drawer nightstands for $30 at a thrift shop. ($15 a piece)
mitre saw or mitre box and saw (for the trim moulding)
jigsaw (for cutting the openings and the mdf)
sand paper or electric sander
small outside corner trim (moulding) "L" trim : Kelleher 3/4 in. x 3/4 in. Oak Outside Corner Moulding 98¢ lf
Double Roller Catch with Spear Strike
square corner door hinges x2
Metal vent grill
Step 1: Disassembly
I started with double drawer nightstands. I took the drawers apart, and the drawer supports were removed from the inside. We will only be needing the drawer faces (fronts). Then the faces were screwed on to MDF in the original configuration as they would be when they were working drawers.
Step 2: Entrance and vent openings
I cut out the opening for the entrance and trimmed it with "L" shaped moulding for aesthetic purposes. If you don't want to use trim, make sure to sand the edges to prevent injuries to the cats. I also cut out an opening on the back for ventilation, we will attach a vent grill over this opening with heavy duty double sided tape.
*trim for opening used: Kelleher 3/4 in. x 3/4 in. Oak Outside Corner Moulding