Cedar Rabbit Hutchcomments (1) April 15th, 2010 in Project Gallery
When my 11-year old daughter Deborah brought home a new pet bunny, it was time to get to work on a hutch. Knowing our white cedar deck stands up well to the New Jersey winters, I found some nice air-dried 5/4 white cedar lumber from a nearby friend that sells wood out of his garage. As I milled it in my basement shop, I thought that perhaps I should be building a cedar blanket chest instead of a cage for a pet. I designed the hutch with a slanted roof and tongue and groove joints to shed rain and snow (bunnies can deal with freezing weather well!). I stained the hutch with the same finish I used on our deck, but applied mineral oil on the inside for its non-toxicity. The rolling stand was made from home center pressure-treated 2x4s and wheels from an old wagon. Bunny is nice and warm and loves her new crib!
Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Ronald Besser
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