To build a bunny shelter, use two-by-four wooden boards, with the sides of the hutch lined with 1-inch mesh and the bottom covered with 1/2-inch mesh. Attach the wire mesh to the wooden frame, and provide wind and rain protection by using a canvas as cover.Continue Reading
Another idea for building a rabbit hutch involves the use of untreated plywood, four-by-fours, two-by-twos, wire mesh and sandpaper. Additionally, prepare vinyl flooring squares, hasp latch and wood screws.
A 6-foot long, 2-foot high and 2-foot wide hutch is ideal for two rabbits. Use a circular saw to cut rectangular pieces from the plywood for the roof and floor, smooth rough ends with sandpaper, and cut four-by-fours for the shelter's legs. After measuring out the two-by-twos and plywood pieces, cut the side pieces, and connect the legs to the plywood floor's corners using a power screwdriver and wood screws.
Next, connect the 4 1/2-foot long two-by-two to the floor's front end, secure the 6-foot long two-by-two to the floor's rear end, and attach the two 20-inch two-by-twos to the floor's side ends. After attaching the bottom edge of the side pieces, connecting the sides and putting two-by-twos above the side pieces, connect the two-by-twos to the side pieces' upper ends. Attach the wire mesh, roof and vinyl flooring squares, and use hinges and appropriate hardware to secure the door to the shelter.Learn more about Pet Rabbits