Introduction: Knex House

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Great idea for a hideout, or place for your pet to sleep(hence the hole on the door). it uses quite a few pieces, but it is really cool, and it has a functioning door handle.



Grey 1 socket =47
Orange 2 socket (straight)=44
Grey 2 socket (angle)=4
Red 3 socket=11
Green 4 socket=10
Yellow 5 socket=108 (one will be cut)
White 8 socket=81
Purple half circle 3-D=50
Blue circle 3-D=78




Blue rings=8
Y clips=5
"n" (Tan/blue) 1 socket connectors=5
1 medium rubber band

Total=1191 pieces

Step 1: Sides

Picture of Sides

make the basic pieces, sides, ceiling, door frame, etc.

Step 2: Door

Picture of Door

make the door

Step 3: Finish

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putting everything together


undanganpernikahan (author)2015-03-22

My cat will love this. <3

The Jamalam (author)2009-04-24

If you could make this have multiple floors, I would be even more impressed!

SonicX 22 (author)The Jamalam2010-10-30

im actually gonna try to attempt this, by making the chair from Mr. Muggle and then shortening its legs, and get rid of the back-rest thing.

mettaurlover (author)The Jamalam2010-02-06

Easily, Just use 3D connectors at the joints and make a sheet about halfway up. For pets, at least.

JB123 (author)2010-07-20

This is wonderful, I love it.I play Legos in it sometimes, its great!

colton blake (author)2010-06-02

I built this a while ago with my other account but it is really neat. But it uses a ton of pieces.

rybubbles (author)2009-08-27

i dont think i have enough pieces......... can you make a smaller house? i have a cat and he just wanders around and never sleeps but he would probably sleep in that though.

mettaurlover (author)rybubbles2010-02-06

Just downsize this one-use smaller rods, or just make the walls smaller, or just large enough for your cat.

Ps2playa (author)2010-01-18

dude sypran that house is awesome

Sypran (author)2009-04-16

reminds me of what i built a long time ago

SonicX 22 (author)Sypran2009-11-12

 wow you must be like idk THE BEST!!!! THAT LOOKS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!!! (i know u cant post it i mean come on ITS HUGE!!!)

Sypran (author)SonicX 222009-11-13

ummm I took this a part like over... 11 years ago, the picture shows basicly exactly how it was made

SonicX 22 (author)Sypran2009-11-13

 i can see how to make most of it but not really most of the part close to the Left Edge

Sypran (author)SonicX 222009-11-13

oh well.. srry I forgot over the years... all I know really is that it had a draw door that didnt work to well, even for a 6 year old so

knex_mepalm (author)Sypran2009-07-14

I made a bed, no picture cause it broke it was made from knex and it had 4000 pieces, i jumped on it! It can support sleep with 100% knex and pillows with ergonomic editing.

necropolian (author)2008-09-18

really cool, but isn't it using to many pieces? 5/5.

it isn't necessarily using too many pieces. most are for supporting the door, which is quite heavy for the frame, and the roof. i guess you could use all greys and red crossbeams instead of the yellow with the red crossbeams.

i just want to say that it is really good, but only for people with that many pieces, and they will probably build something like the SR-V1. it is cool, but the huge 'negative' piece count is really killing the 'positive' originality and usefullness. and i don't think an outraged pet can't destroy those walls. so it is more of a cathouse, not suitable for dogs.

yes, i agree with the piece thing. i did mainly make it for my cats, and the Sr-V1 uses a lot more pieces than ill ever have(just for a yellow connector count, it uses 335) and this house used most of my pieces. maybe ill make a smaller version.

Does the SRV1 uses less pieces then this???

yes. a lot less

you love what i love, buckyballs, rite? mmm 60 atoms, so strong yet so capable

skater dude (author)2009-07-08

really nice very usefull my lazy cat loves it kinda hard to build but I found a trick

knex obsessed (author)2009-05-09

you could even use this lock for the door if ya could figure a way to get it on lol XD

GTRPLR1995 (author)2009-04-04

Awsome. I put a sheet over mine so it's like a house. My cats love it . LOL

SonicX 22 (author)2009-02-06

i could build it if i got enough grey rods

the_mooney (author)2009-01-20

i built this and my dog could fit into it

FutJJ (author)2009-01-10

lol pic 2 in the intro, is that your foot in the right bottom corner? lowl i think so, i dont want to use that rod from you xD

no. its my hand.

TigerNod (author)2009-01-02

Wow, you have way too much time and pieces! This thing looks awesome, truly 5.0

maid63 (author)2008-11-26

dont really think this will keep you warm... ;-) xD

Prranavan (author)2008-11-14

it is excellent

sbalint1 (author)2008-10-23

Can you live in it?!

pls (author)2008-10-22

i made a knex house, i now live it in.

pfdanielson (author)2008-09-18

Hey Orion!!!!!! nice instructable

The Jamalam (author)pfdanielson2008-09-28


pfdanielson (author)The Jamalam2008-09-29

i know him from school

Bartboy (author)2008-09-27

make a few times larger, and place a tarp over it.. a tent!

the_burrito_master (author)2008-09-19

lol very silly yet cool!

Katarukito (author)2008-09-17

better than KB homes

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