How to Build a Live Trap for Small Animals

| 6/24/2013 8:22:00 AM

Tags: how to build a live trap, traps, DIY backyard projects, Instructables,

Reposted with permission from Instructables.

Built from nothing but scrap plywood and spare or recycled hardware, this innovative swing-door trap will help you catch backyard pests without harming them.

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

1/2" plywood
1/2" x 1/2" strip
4 hinges
2 small washers
Bailing wire / metal hanger
Twine / String
Drill / Driver
Tape Measure
Side Cutters
Razor Blade
Drill bit

Step 2: Measure and Cut

Measure, layout and cut the following pieces of plywood:

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I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own trap – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

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