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Project by fairchildb52 posted 10-29-2009 12:18 AM 5174 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neice and nephew needed a simple hutch for their rabbits. I couldn’t resist making it special. It was my first project using my Kreg Jig.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 12:24 AM

Welcome to Ljs
This is a fun and great looking bunny Mansion very well done I hope your niece and nephew and bunny appreciate your fine work

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 12:28 AM

Nice build.
Looks like it would work for chickens too.
Curious about the “second story” on the house side. does the rabbit have access to that too?

-- Les B, Oregon

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fairchildb52

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 12:34 AM

THe second story is used for storage fo bedding and food. I have had a lot of people say the same thing about making them for chickens. Thanks for the comments.

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 12:49 AM

Ha! I was going to ask about the second story but someone beat me to it. I like that you left the bottom open so you can move it around to fresh grass.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 12:49 AM

Happy Bunny home. Fantastic job. Welcome to the LJ community.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 01:00 AM

I think that even Hef himself would appreciate it!

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#7 posted 10-29-2009 01:06 AM

Thats a cool home.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 10-29-2009 03:45 AM

that’s pretty dang cool!

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#9 posted 10-29-2009 03:58 AM

PETA will be proud of you! Now that’s taking care of your bunnies. Very cool design and build.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 04:56 AM

I was thinking Playboy Bunny Mansion but this is awesome too. Almost wish I were a bunny.

cc

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#11 posted 10-29-2009 11:12 AM

Nice design and finish….well done.

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#12 posted 10-29-2009 01:56 PM

The design is nice from a people point of view, however I hope you do not intend for the bunnies to stand on wire flooring. That causes sore hocks which can be debilitating.

Bunnies are easily litter box trained. Mine use a regular plastic cat litter box with recycled paper pellets for litter – never use clumping litter or wood shavings with rabbits. If you have a place for the litter box with a door to change it and an entrance from the cage to the litter station it is easy to take care of. The litterbox contents can be composted and are very rich in nitrogen. Also earthworms love it – so if you need fishing bait – it doesn’t take a lot of digging. Compost the Litter with left over hay and rabbit hair and your garden will love it. I found a clean wet-dry vac cleans up a bunny palace in just a few minutes and everything goes into the compost. For more information on rabbit care contact the “House Rabbit Society at www.rabbit.org.

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fairchildb52

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#13 posted 10-29-2009 02:00 PM

Yeah I did a little research before building this. There is no wire floor on the bottom, just on the sides. I have made about 10 or so more for others and only one of them wanted wire floor on about a third of it. Don’t worry these are all plywood floors, some with removable plywood floors (trays) for cleaning.

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nmkidd

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#14 posted 10-29-2009 06:27 PM

What a luxurious life for a bunny…......I thought the second floor was the servants quarters!

Great job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 10-31-2009 12:03 AM

WOW! Those bunnies will be “living large” in there! They’ll be spoiled bunnies!! :-) Nicely done.

-- Greg H.-Chaseburg, WI. www.greghaugenwoodturning.com

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