This Pallet Rabbit Castle Hutch will make any Leporidae feel like royalty! I made this hutch out of pallet wood and upcycled 50 x25 mm (1×2”) roofing furring strips. It is 32” tall x 20” wide, but the back is slightly shorter to create a pitched roof.
Treat your rabbits like royalty with this Pallet Rabbit Castle Hutch:
I started by making a frame from the 1×2” boards. Next, I ripped down more of those boards to 1×1″. I used these as the cross-support for the four vertical main corners. Then, I installed the 1×1” boards fairly precisely. I installed the boards along the front and back on all three levels flush with the outside of the frame. The 1×1” boards on the sides were installed to be flush with the inside of the cage on both the bottom and upper levels. I angled the four corner posts to create a sloped roof when complete.
Then I framed out the upper-level floor and planned for a spot to create an opening between the lower and upper levels. I recessed the sub-floor boards, so the flooring is flush to the frame. Additionally, I added more 1×2”s to mount the outside cladding to so that the siding will also sit flush with the frame.
Pallet Rabbit Castle Hutch – the doors and more:
To create doors, I mitered more of the 1×2” boards and created little frames. I covered it with galvanized 1” mesh and stapled it to the insides of the doors. Next, I used butt hinges and installed them to the doors and frame. Some slide locks finished out the doors and will keep the Royal Rabbits safe and secure. :)
I continued installing the flooring and siding, slowly enclosing the cage. I cut a rectangular hole in the floor using a jig saw. Also, I added some angled braces to the corners connecting the front and back to the roof line. I used more pallet wood to create the rooftop. Depending on where it is placed, it may require roofing material. Finally, I made the castle parts on the top from recycled bits of decorative shelving we had around. I built the ladder connecting the two floors out of a couple of deck boards and attached scrap 1×2″ boards as little spots for the rabbits to easily grip. I hope they are royally pleased with their new castle!