Elegant Bedroom Bunny Hutch From Dresser

Ugly, poorly painted, but sturdy $50 Craigslist Dresser.
Removed all drawers and started planning.
I was originally planning on keeping the door for access, but quickly realized it would not give enough access to the corners for cleaning or bunny wrangling.
Cut existing styles and drawer spaces and added new supports. replaced cardboard bottom, added bead board to the sides, and back.
Built new cabinet doors using wire mesh, hinges & a strong latch. Also put mesh in on the sides & along the top under the drawers.
Beautified the storage drawers. Great for holding food, bedding, extra toys, and nail trimmers!
Finally added bunny essentials and 2 fluffy bunnies..Instant best Christmas ever & a bunny hutch I can tolerate in the house:)

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  • Juanita Neat As Combeer
    Juanita Neat As Combeer
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Hi from Australia. I've a 9 draw dressing table which was going to convert similar in size to yous. Was wondering on your ability in keeping clean and if you have added removable trays etc. Mine toilet trained yet laziness sometimes is issue. Any suggestions. Thanks

    • Whimsy and Wood
      Whimsy and Wood
      on Dec 31, 2015

      Hi Juanita, I lined the bottom with peel and stick laminate tiles & caulked the seems. We clean the cage with a vinegar/ water mix 2 xs weekly. We also have the hutch on hard floor instead of on any carpet. Hope that helps.

  • Cheryl Gillman
    Cheryl Gillman
    on May 30, 2018

    This is incredible! How you find the ease of cleaning it out? My daughter has 2 rabbits (caged seperately) but one is quickly outgrowing his cage so I'd love to do something like this for him! But not sure about how easy it would be to clean it out

    • Whimsy and Wood
      Whimsy and Wood
      on Aug 26, 2018

      It was pretty easy to clean out. It was lined with peel and stick tiles. The only thing I would have done differently is maybe use plexiglass and make a little higher ridge in the front. Mainly for the times my daughter did not clean it out and there was build up.

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