Tag Archives: Woodworking

Rabbit hutch

For my daughters 7th birthday I put together a Rabbit hutch. There are quite a few designs online, so I selected the features I liked the best and designed my own.

A rabbit needs at least a 24″ by 48″ cage, that is high enough so their ears do not touch the top when they stand on rears. There should be a door that can be opened so they they can come and go as the please (you just can’t keep them caged all the time). They need a private, dark space.

What I put together, is all that and it has an extra door on top (think cleaning), removable litter pan and you can build it your self.

Follow the link to see how it was done.

Welcome spring.

Welcome Spring! My wife, the gardening goddess, wanted to start onions and spinach. The soil outside is solid as a rock, so the seeds will have to be planted in the house.

My sand and water table, having a 24″x36″ plastic tub, is perfect to start seedlings, provided an appropriate light source can be added. I built a frame to suspend two 40 inch shop lights above it. I built the frame tall enough that it could be used to suspend other things.

The lights are about 6 inches above the plants.

Cattle Panel Greenhouse

I built a green house for my wife’s birthday. It didn’t cost a lot and it looks awesome. Here are some Pictures. It is built using 2×4 lumber and cattle panels. The 2x4s make a base and the cattle panels form the roof. The whole thing is covered with plastic. The door is made with an old storm window we had. There are handles that extend out at the base, so it can be moved. To build it, I first made the wood frame, then anchored the cattle panels. To bend the cattle panels while I anchored them to the base, I tied rope between the ends and tightened it until they were just right, then nailed the cattle panel in place. Once the panels were anchored, I built the rear brace, then the door and door frame. I added the beam across the top for stability then anchored the cattle panel to the top beam.

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