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KALLAX rabbit house

I just got myself a bunny and when looking for bunny cages, I didn’t find anything interesting or a setup that would fit into my interior. So I had the idea of making one myself using the Ikea Kallax 4×1. Here is what I did.


  • IKEA – KALLAX 4×1
  • IKEA – LEDBERG Led light strip
  • Flat wooden plate – 147×42 (back) and 36×36 (sleeping space)
  • Timberwood 4x 36x4cm
  • Plastic floor cover


  • Timberwood 2x 147x4cm
  • Timberwood 5x 36x4cm
  • Wirefence 147x42cm
  • Hooks 6x


  • Nails
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Wood glue

Step 1
Cut out 3 gates out of the middle planks & build the top part.

Step 2
Place a plastic foil or other sort of material on the bottom plank to make the floor. This is needed to make it waterproof.

Step 3
Follow the build instructions of the Ikea kallax.

Step 4
Saw the backplate. I left a space of 5cm in the 3 right boxes, so it has extra ventialtion and room for light. Nail or staple it on the back.

Step 5
Attach 4 small timber wood planks on the front between the walls using wood glue and 2 nails. This will be needed to keep in the rabbit hay.

Step 6
Duct tape the sides/corners and the gate cutout to seal off all possible gaps.

Step 7
Build the frame using 2 pieces of lumber for the top and bottom part and 5 to connect them aligned with the Kallax.

Step 8
Attach 1 square panel to close off one part of the frame. (To have a darkened sleeping area) I used glue.

Step 9
Cut and staple on the fence.

Step 10
Add 4 hooks in each front corner and 2 in the middle top and bottom. Let it stick out so the frame can rest on the bottom 3 and is closed with the top 3.

Step 11
Attach the led light at the backplate near the cutout space so light can shine into the boxes.

Step 12
Buy a bunny, fill the box with food toys and hay and enjoy.

That’s it.

~ by Bernd

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