First cut all the panels and then the openings to the Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. as shown in the Plans and materials list (Page 2).
Save the cut-out from the A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening. opening at the rear of the side A sheet that forms a distinct flat and rectangular section or component. A transparent panel used to fill a framed section of a window. as that will later become the door.
Cut the 3 pieces of mesh bigger than their respective openings so they can be screwed to the inside of the panels (see fig.1). For this project 25mm (1″) gap welded mesh was used, but different sized mesh can also be used. To secure with nails or screws. the mesh in place with screws and washers. Fold in any end bits of the mesh that might be sticking out which could be a possible hazard for the rabbit.
Screw and glue the following: the side panels to the floor; the rear panel to the floor and side panels, and finally, the Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. members that go above and below the front panel to the side panels. Then screw the middle panel in place.
Pre-drill the holes before screwing. Make the hole in the outer panel the same diameter as the screw The nail not including the head. and a starter hole in the inner panel smaller diameter than the screw shank.
DO NOT fix the top panels in place until the wheel and axle support has been screwed in place.
The wheel section consists of a Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins. of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees, two wheels, two bolts and a bit of Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift..
The bolts (axles) go through the wheels and are fixed to the block of wood (wheel and axle support ) with metal strap (see fig.2).
Note: The block of wood should be at least as thick as the radius of a wheel to ensure the wheel does not rub on the underside of the floor, and the bolts (axles) should be at least 150mm (6″) long to achieve maximum stability.
Having a nut on the end of each A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts., checked into the block of wood, will The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in. the bolt moving in or out.
When the bolts are fixed to the block of wood with metal strap (see fig.2), the block of wood can then be fixed to the underside of the floor.
Screw through the floor (from the inside of the hutch) into the block of wood.
Screw and glue the fixed top panel in place. Hinge the opening panels (which are top panel, front panel and side door) in place. The side door also doubles as a ramp. Glue a few thin sticks of wood to the inside of the side door (ramp) so the rabbit can get a bit of a grip.
Assemble the handle and handle a