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    Default My Shed... work in progress u/d 27th, u/d 4th finished :-)

    Well my shed finally arrived on Friday! So the conversion into a bunny home could begin! Can't call in a mansion as it's only 6 x 4, but perhaps a beju pad?

    Well here is is from the ourside! Not very exciting really! Oh... I paid extra for assembly!



    On the inside - again exciting!



    Once I'd layed the laminate flooring (now the two tone effect is of course intentional and nothing to do with me forgetting which I ones I bought the first time round!)



    Coming back from the DIY store with supplies!



    Putting the shelf in (I'm not going say how long it took me to saw 2 inches off the ply to make it fit!!) I'm going to make the right hand side into a semi enclosed cubby hole so it's nice and cosy for Barley.


    I'm very pround of making the holes in the right paces so that the shelf was a snug fit:


    I've still quite a lot of work to do with it, enclose the cubby hole bit (with a door so that it's easy to clean out, put a "cat flap" in so as to provide access to the run once it's attached, and make a wire door (like the ones shown on the Greenfields website). Hoping to get all of this done next weekend though!

    Hope Barley likes it!

    Hannah
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    Look like its going to be lovely

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    it looks fab so far and i'm sure it will feel like a mansion to the buns!!!

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    Looks great
    I have the same lino tiles in both my bunnies sheds

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    I am very impressed with your handiwork . Can I ask what's going on the shelf? Thr reason I ask is that it looks like it's bowing without anything on it so it wouldn't take anything too heavy.

    I've helped out at Greenfields and the wire mesh inner door is split like a stable door and the bottom section is low enough for you to step over, but high enough that buns can't jump over it (well that's the theory )

    Keep us updated on the work in progress...... lucky bunny .
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    looking good so far!, looking forward to seeing the finished job!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by luvabun View Post
    I am very impressed with your handiwork . Can I ask what's going on the shelf? Thr reason I ask is that it looks like it's bowing without anything on it so it wouldn't take anything too heavy.

    I've helped out at Greenfields and the wire mesh inner door is split like a stable door and the bottom section is low enough for you to step over, but high enough that buns can't jump over it (well that's the theory )

    Keep us updated on the work in progress...... lucky bunny .
    I agree it does look like it's bowing! I think it looked worse in the photo than in real life, or I measured the centre support slightly too short! It is 9mm ply - so quite sturdy! I'm not actually planning on putting anything on the shelf, although I guess Barley has the capability of jumping on it! The shelf acutally has 3 quite long shelf "arms" under it, so although it doesn't look straight I think it is quite stong!

    That's exatly what I was planning for the door! Although I know the highest I can step over is 2foot and I know Barley can jump that as he jumped out of his run which is 2 foot! But at least he won't be able to "barge" out of it

    I will post finished photos - hopefully at the weekend I'm a slow worker!
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    Wow that is the shed that my mum and da bought me for my b'day for Mopsy =] x Dad is getting all the groundwork done at the mo then he will erect it =] x
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    Well of course it's the weekend, so I have had chance to work on the shed again! I've almost finished it, all i need to do is make the wire stable door. But I have moved Barley in, as I can add that later I think (hopefully start on it tomorrow - didn't have enough wood today!)

    Here is the internal view of the finished article. I created an area in it which was a bit of a "den" so to speak, thinking Barley might like somewhere to "hide out" or it might be warmer. This area is filled with hay as that is what he is used to in his hutch. I didn't however see the need to fill the whole of the shed with hay - am I right in thinking that?

    It is a 6 ft x 4ft shed and the area at the back is about 2ft!



    The "den" is quite cosy I think as I've put this extra bit of wood to make it more enclosed, but with a rabbit sized space for him to get through!



    Inside the den (I made it an opening door to ease the cleaning) there's not really anything in there just lots of hay:



    This is the little opening so that he can get to the outside (I did buy a cat flap but the door part seemed just so stiff and I don't think it would have fitted to such a thin bit of wood, so I took it back for a refund):



    With the door open (clearly I'm no good at hanging doors - but it works), I'm still to think of a way to make sure it stays open:



    From the outside, there are rather many screws but I don't think they will do any harm:



    The overall picture, the run is his existing one:



    Oh.. and hanging inside is a bag of fresh hay, just enough to top him up with each day, so I don't have to make such a mess dragging it from the garage each day (I don't think he can reach it, but if it is on the floor in the morning I will know otherwise):



    I've since put his bowl and a log roll in there which were out of his old run, so he has some familiar things with him.

    When I left he was investigating it, didn't take him long to find the "door" and kept hopping from the shed to the run

    As I say I've still to make a wire mesh stable door to make it easier for me to open the shed door and climb in without Barley running out, and also in summer especially I can open the main door and allow more ventilation into the shed. I'm also going to put a higher shelf in to store his food and a few other bit n' pieces.

    What does everyone think... will it be okay for him?

    Hannah
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    awwwww thats a fabulous home im sure hell be really happy in there

    Alvin my precious angel is no longer living with me *sad face*
    RIP Hollywillaboobie love you forever... Alvin is ruling his own little kingdom at Hopper Haven http://www.hopperhaven.org.uk a bunny paradise


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