Indoor rabbit hutch plans

This step by step diy project is about indoor rabbit hutch plans. If you want to build a learn more about how to build a beautiful rabbit hutch that can be used indoor, this project is what you are looking for. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the structure, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the indoor rabbit hutch. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.

 

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Indoor rabbit hutch plans

Building an indoor rabbit hutch

Building an indoor rabbit hutch

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 42″ long, 2 pieces – 17″ long BASE
  • B – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18 1/2″x42 long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 20″x22″ long, 2 pieces – 22″x42 long WALLS
  • D – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18 1/2″x18 3/4 long PARTITION
  • E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 21 3/4″x20″ long TOP
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8″ long, 1 piece of 1×1 lumber – 20″ long HANDLE

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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How to build an indoor rabbit hutch

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

 

The first step of the projects is to build the bottom frame for the indoor rabbit hutch. Cut the components out of 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the short components and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to enhance the bond of the components.

 

Attaching the floor

Attaching the floor

 

Next, you need to attach the 3/4″ plywood flooring to the frame, as described in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and secure the plywood panel into place using 1 1/4″ screws.

 

Building the exterior walls

Building the exterior walls

 

Build the exterior walls of the rabbit hutch out of 3/4″ plywood. Make starting holes and use a jigsaw to make the holes inside the plywood panels. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.

 

Assembling the frame of the hutch

Assembling the frame of the hutch

 

Next, you need to assemble the structure of the hutch by attaching the walls to the bottom frame. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow panels and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Building the partition

Building the partition

 

Build the partition out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood panel and make the notch using a circular saw. The notch will ease the access of the rabbit from one room to the another. Drill pocket holes along both sides of the partition.

 

Fitting the partition

Fitting the partition

 

Fit the partition to the rabbit hutch and secure it to both sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Fitting the caster wheels

Fitting the caster wheels

 

Attach caster wheels to the base of the rabbit hutch, as described in the diagram. Use screws to secure the wheels to the corners of the base.

 

Building the doors

Building the doors

 

Build the door panel out of the piece cut out in the previous steps. Use hinges to lock the door into place and a latch to lock it properly to the structure.

 

Attaching the top

Attaching the top

 

Build the top components out of 3/4″ plywood. Fit the components to the structure, making sure the edges are aligned. Lock the left components into place, by inserting 1 1/4″ screws into the frame. Use hinges to secure the lid to the indoor rabbit hutch.

 

Building the handle

Building the handle

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the handle to the rabbit hutch. Build the side components out of 1×2 lumber and the handle out of 1″ round lumber. Drill pilot holes through the side supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the handle. In addition, secure the supports to the rabbit hutch using 1 1/4″ screws and glue.

 

Indoor rabbit hutch plans

Indoor rabbit hutch plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the animals plans featured on our website.

 

 

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