DIY Rabbit Hutch From Wooden Pallets


| 5/13/2013 4:12:00 PM


Tags: rabbit hutch, raising rabbits, diy projects, Sarah Cuthill,

No one wants to spend gobs of money on a simple rabbit shelter like a hutch and while it’s great to go to the hardware store and buy supplies new, it isn’t always possible. This rabbit hutch was built utilizing four recycled wooden pallets (picked up for free!), a roll of rabbit floor wire, wood screws, scrap plywood, hinges, and a latch. Using pallets for lumber was certainly a new experience and should I decide to build

DIY Rabbit Hutch construction

another hutch, I don’t think we will be using pallets again. Although one saves close to $60 in lumber, it is a pain in the booty-cakes to pull those things apart. If you can spring for some 2×4 and plywood — go for it! If not, this tutorial is for you. The cost of all the materials needed was about $22 total.

You will need: 

• Skill saw/radial saw
• Cordless drill driver
• Hammer
• Crowbar
• (4) Wooden pallets in decent shape –mine were 48″x38″ with a few boards on the back
• 30″ wide x 10′ roll of 14 or 16 gauge rabbit wire in 1″x1/2″ (friendly size mesh for bunny feet)
• (1 box) 2 1/2″ wood screws (1 box) 1 1/2 – 2″ wood screws
• (1 box) horseshoe nails
• (2) hinges
• (1) latch –do not use a hook and eye; raccoons are smarter than you think
• A box of tissues for when you cry over pulling apart pallets



First off, dismantle all of your pallets while trying to keep all of your boards intact. I ran the radial saw

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5/5/2018 2:50:07 AM

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BubbaBunny
4/24/2016 1:17:54 AM

Wow, pretty neat! Good for the frugal minded(like us). My habby is a carpenter and still says the bought ones are cheaper and nicer than anything he can make(counting time ofcourse!). We made a site that reviews a bunch of them actually. You can check it out here: http://www.bestrabbithutch.com


Sarah
6/4/2013 8:54:23 PM

I used a pry bar, but not one with a nail cutter... That's what I was missing! If only I knew a few months ago. :)







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