A flexible and easy to attach annexe to a rabbit pen
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Flexible rabbit play penTo give my rabbits a little bit more freedom I built an annex to their rabbit pen. It should primarily prevent escapes but also be easily removed for space-saving purposes. That gave me the idea of using magnets to connect the individual pieces instead of hinges or rigid angles.
AssemblyFirst, I had to mill a 10 mm deep notch in every corner of the square frame (60 x 60 cm). I did this with a 5 mm milling cutter. Then, I attached the wire lattice on the one side of all three wooden frames. At last, I used your adhesive UHU MAX REPAIR to glue two block magnets into the notches.
I screwed small connector plates on the cabinet in which the rabbit pen is located.
Now, I can connect the three wooden frames through magnetic force. The side pieces on the left and right adhere on the one side to the connector plates and on the other side to the steel pipes of the front side (see picture below). The advantage of this construction is that I can make the connection in various angles due to the radius of the pipe. The connection doesn't break even when you move the annex a little bit.
Note from the supermagnete team: Instead of the counter-sunk block magnets and the connector plates, you could also use screw-on magnets and fitting counterparts (see below).
Note from the supermagnete team: Another interesting project regarding the keeping of small domestic animals is the application Vacation Home for Rats.
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