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whitehood
24-08-2011, 05:04 PM
:oops:

I feel really bad, as I told him to build a run too.

All he really needs to do is un screw the run.
Keep the 4 6ft timber sticks.
Cut the 4 ft high sticks into 2.5 ft sticks.
And then make a cuboid frame (6x2.5x2.5ft)
Then the backside, theother two sides need to be fixed with walls, which we have the wood for.
Then we need to make 3 doors for the front side, 2ft doors.
We can use the mesh from the run.
We can use everything from the run really,

I have it all planned out in my head. :/
It won't cost that much, 10 the maximum probably.

rabbitdan
24-08-2011, 05:09 PM
Making a hutch is not as easy as it looks!

whitehood
24-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Making a hutch is not as easy as it looks!

I saw a run being built, helped too.

A hutch is similar to make.

*lily*
24-08-2011, 05:30 PM
You don't want much do you?

Elena
24-08-2011, 05:32 PM
Why don't you give it a bash. :)

vee-jay
24-08-2011, 05:33 PM
why dont you do it yourself :lol: you have it all planned out already aswell :p

whitehood
24-08-2011, 05:35 PM
Why don't you give it a bash. :)

I would if I had a drill and a jigsaw :D

rabbitdan
24-08-2011, 09:39 PM
A jigsaw isnt essential.

Maybe you could borrow a drill or buy one. (10 at b&q)

RampantRabbits
24-08-2011, 10:37 PM
Depending on how you do it, you dont need a drill either :P

We managed to do the playhouse, the shelves, the interior door and all the other little bits n bobs without a drill! Except for the cat flap.

I know if i asked my dad to build me a hutch, and i gave him a list like that, he would tell me to :censored: off!

DemiS
24-08-2011, 10:43 PM
Are you 100% confident in his woodwork skills? My dad used to make fences for a job, has done some amazing trellises and things, yet the hutch he made me was terrible, when it rains the whole inside ends up drenched and all the wood is coming apart :oops:

rabbitdan
24-08-2011, 10:57 PM
my dads a builder and he is making me a guinea pig hutch! he also got me the wood for my shutters

GrahamL
25-08-2011, 08:40 AM
Asking and telling are too different things.

If you 'told' him, i think you are rather rude.

If you asked him, it depends if he feels comfortable doing something that will contain its own little lives.

RubyTed
25-08-2011, 09:08 AM
Don't the buns live in your outhouse/shed? (Or am I imagining things?)

I'd have a go yourself! It's pretty much making a box. ;) All you need is a saw and a drill/screwdriver.
( set square and spirit level would also be helpful!)

LoopyLou2087
25-08-2011, 11:00 AM
:wave: I just finished my hutch, all I had was a handsaw, a hammer and a few screwdrivers.. I had a drill too, you need one if you want to use screws otherwise you will split the wood.
I used to pester my Dad for this kinda stuff too :lol: And even though they get annoyed, they'd feel unwanted if you didn't do it anymore! (speaking from my point of view as both an ex-pesterer and a pestered parent!).. when mine kept saying no I gave up asking and just gave it a go myself. He was always on hand if I needed rescuing anyway, and to be honest he was always much more willing to help than do it for me!
You should give it a go, you might enjoy it :thumb:.. and it's very rewarding :D

RampantRabbits
25-08-2011, 03:55 PM
:wave: I just finished my hutch, all I had was a handsaw, a hammer and a few screwdrivers.. I had a drill too, you need one if you want to use screws otherwise you will split the wood.
I used to pester my Dad for this kinda stuff too :lol: And even though they get annoyed, they'd feel unwanted if you didn't do it anymore! (speaking from my point of view as both an ex-pesterer and a pestered parent!).. when mine kept saying no I gave up asking and just gave it a go myself. He was always on hand if I needed rescuing anyway, and to be honest he was always much more willing to help than do it for me!
You should give it a go, you might enjoy it :thumb:.. and it's very rewarding :D

I agree with this 100% :lol:

If i just got on with it, he would always come and help me out, even if i didnt want him to! :lol: TBH hes a bit of a DIY disaster at times, health and safety goes right out of the window when dad gets hold of a saw/hammer! I asked him to do the catflap for me and ran a mile when he pulled a rusty old jig out of the shed!!

It is very rewarding doing it on your own :)