Introduction: Convert End Table to Rabbit Hutch
Disclaimer: This project requires the builder to have basic hand tool and power tool skills. The author of this instrucatable is not liable for any injuriy to the viewer or damage to their project.
My wife wants to purchase a rabbit for our son's Easter gift. She hasnt found any cages/hutches that are suitable for the little guy (based on size, comfort, and cost). We decided to convert an old end table into a rabbit hutch. The main objective of this project was to keep the cost low, and provide the rabbit a spacious and comfortable domicile. This can also be easily done with any old dresser, cabinet, or basic wooded box.
List of Materials:
-Power Drill with any size drill bit
-Staple gun with staples
-1/2" Mesh (cut to your specific dimensions)
Step 1: Convert End Table to Rabbit Hutch Step 1
Step 1: Find cheap end table/cabinet/dresser (We found ours at a thrift store for $14). Gut the end table/cabinet/dresser (clear out extra drawers/shelves). We left a shelf in for future use as a rabbit loft.
Step 2: Convert End Table to Rabbit Hutch Step 2
Step 2: Measure front of end table/cabinet/dresser to determine mesh door frame size. Remove the original door(if there is no door, remove front of end table/cabinet/dresser).
Step 3: Convert End Table to Rabbit Hutch Step 3
Step 3: cut 1"x1/2" wood strips to fit previously measured frame. Cut the ends of the wood strips into 45 degree angles so that two strips together makes a right angle. Screw the wood strips together and test fit the square in the frame.
Step 4: Convert End Table to Rabbit Hutch Step 4
Step 4: Drill the Piano hinge to the frame of the end table/cabinet/dresser. After you have confirmed that the wood strip frame fits into the end table/cabinet/dresser, drill the other side of the piano hinge into the wood strip frame.
Step 5: Convert End Table to Rabbit Hutch Step 5
Step 5: Staple the 1/2" mesh to the inside of the wood strip frame. Close the mesh door, and BOOM you've got a rabbit hutch!