How Do You Build a Rabbit Hutch?


Quick Answer

To build a rabbit hutch, determine its size, and cut plywood for the floor, sides and roof accordingly. Use 4-by-4s for the hutch's legs and 2-by-2s for joining the pieces using wood screws. Use a wire mesh for the hutch's front, back and door.

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The minimum size of a hutch for two rabbits is 6 by 2 by 2 feet. Accordingly, use a circular saw to cut plywood to 6 by 2 feet for the floor, 6 by 2 1/2 feet for the roof and 2 by 2 1/2 feet for the sides, and sand the rough edges. Slant the upper edges of the side pieces for a slanted roof.

Cut four 4-feet long 4-by-4s for the hutch's legs and attach to the floor piece using one 3-inch wood screw at every corner. Cut and join the 2-by-2s to the floor piece using 2 1/2-inch wood screws as follows: one 4 1/2-foot piece to the front edge, one 6-foot piece to the rear edge and two 20-inch pieces to the side edges. Attach the side pieces using two 6-foot long 2-by-2s. Cut two 2-by-2s for the slanted roof, and attach the roof through these to the angled side pieces.

Attach 2-by-6 foot and 4 1/2-by-2 1/2 foot pieces of wire mesh for the hutch's back and front. Make the hutch's door using two 18-inch and two 30-inch long 2-by-2s and attach an 18-by-30 inch piece of wire mesh to it. Attach the door using hinges, and affix a hasp latch on it.

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