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Indoor Pet (Rabbit) Playpen

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Project by TheWoodHack posted 06-01-2016 12:38 AM 429 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a couple of pet rabbits that reside in a building out in the back yard. We often let them out in the back yard to run, eat grass, and get exercise. However, whenever we’ve let them free in the house, they tend to chew on baseboards and poop everywhere. I wanted a way to let them in the house so the kids would interract with them more and they can get out of the heat during the summer months here in Las Vegas.

This was my solution. It’s made entirely of Cherry, other than the 1/4” underlayment I used for the bottom so I can replace it as needed. I used integral mortise and tenons for the main frame and milled (48) 1/2” x 1” spindles. I ran them over a 1/4” roundover bit to give them their shape. The mortises for the spindles were also made on the router table. I just used a 1/2” straight cutting bit. I did a test piece to see if it was going work and I couldn’t believe how well they fit together on the first try. The only decorative feature I included were the cloudlifts on the top and bottom rails. I just finished it with a couple coats of shellac.

I can’t say it was a fun build… There’s nothing fun about making 48 of anything. But overall, I’m happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking,

Mike

-- Mike, Las Vegas, http://thewoodhack.wordpress.com





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#1 posted 06-01-2016 04:39 PM

so much work for rabbits, hats off
you must be a very good man
wish you a lot of pleasures with your frendly
Marijan

-- bambi

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 05:35 PM

Thanks. I don’t enjoy the rabbits as pets. They are pretty useless. However, they do offer opportunities for projects. I’ve built their hutches and the shed that they live in, as well. Thanks for commenting.

Mike


so much work for rabbits, hats off
you must be a very good man
wish you a lot of pleasures with your frendly
Marijan

- ZAGREB


-- Mike, Las Vegas, http://thewoodhack.wordpress.com

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