Recently I built a built some rabbit hutches
for my neighbor. Since then I’ve had a chance to reflect on that knowing that I was going to have to build something similar for
my own family. So I thought about some of the things that
I liked about that project. But I also thought, had that project been for me, what would have been some things that I would have
incorporated. So per the norm I am using some 2x4s. I’ve
got my cut list worked out so I can actually cut my pieces to length first. Ripping them down to 2x2s is a simple matter.
A home improvement store will most likely already have 2x2s if you prefer to skip this step. I’m going to assemble the hutch by putting
together a front and a back frame. Whenever you’ll be using screws near the ends
of boards always predrill. Now I’ll measure for the bottom cross piece. Predrilling is not as important when your
in the middle of a board but it helps when starting screws. Alright so lets assemble the front frame. The front frame will have two doors so I’ll
trim those out with some small pieces. I’ll be attaching side slats in just a moment
for the sides so some three quarter inch strips will act as ledges for those. The back frame obviously does not have doors
but back slats yes. So these pieces will be my ledges. Now the back slats. Now that left me with this odd sized opening,
so I’ll just take a measurement. Rip that one down on the table saw. As I was assembling the back frame I realalized
there was a piece I forgot to attach to the front frame. I’m going to put a divider in the hutch to give our bunny
some privacy and to get away from prying eyes if she wants. These pieces I’m attaching now will be the ledges for the divider piece.
Too make sure the pieces line up I’ll take a measurement from the front frame. And transfer it to the back frame. Then attach
the matching ledge. OK so the front and back frames are built.
Lets attach em. I clamped the front frame on end to my table
and then secured the cross piece for the side. No measureing required here because the ledge I attached earlier for the side slats
acts as a spacer for me to be able to attach the cross pieces. I forgot the matching ledge for the back frame.
Not a problem, I’ll just attach it now. Now the side slats. For this top slat. I lay it in place. Take
a straight edge and lay it across like so. Then mark a line. A jigsaw would work to cut that line. A bandsaw
just as easy. I have a tapering jig for my table saw so that is what I used. Yes I do have a project video for that. Here
is a link for you. Now I can tack that in place. The divider piece is glued and tacked in place. For this I simply used a scrap piece of ply
cut to length and width on the table saw. Then I marked out the opening and a jigsaw
finished things up. After sizing and assembling the doors I attached
those and then attached the roofing material of
my choice. I’ll talk more about that on the blog post. Simply easy diy dot com. Check the description for the link. Hey thanks for watching, subscribe if you
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