Grooming tables provide a sturdy surface to care for and prepare a rabbit for show. A grooming table that folds is ideal for travel from show to show, and takes up less space in the barn. A grooming table should be large enough to set your grooming tools on, while also holding an average-sized rabbit. Breeders with extra large breeds should opt for a larger working surface, altering the plans to fit their needs.
Things You'll Need
- Circular saw
- Rough grit sand paper
- Mitre saw
- Finish nails
- Small loop chain
- 2-inch trim molding (8 feet)
- 3/8-inch plywood (2 square feet)
- 2 8-foot strips of 1-by-2-inch hardwood
- 2 2-inch screws
- Velcro strips
- Wood glue
Cut plywood into a 2-foot square with a circular saw to form the bottom of the grooming table box.
Sand the edges of the plywood with sand paper to get rid of any rough splinters.
Cut the trim molding into four 2-foot sections with the mitre saw. Cut the ends at a 45 degree angle.
Nail the molding to the edge of the plywood bottom with the finishing nails and hammer forming a box.
Build the Legs
Measure four pieces of the 1-by-2 to 36 inches long. Cut the ends at a 45 degree angle with a mitre saw so they lie flat on the ground when opened.
Lie two pieces across each other to form an X. At the center of the X, drill a 2-inch screw through both pieces, connecting them. Do not sink the screw head into the wood.
Add the decorative chain to the legs above the screw, twisting the corkscrew end into the wood.
Repeat with the two remaining 36-inch sections of 1-by-2 hardwood.
Cut two 2-foot sections of 1-by-2 hardwood. Attach one end of the 1-by-2 to one leg with finishing nails and a hammer. Repeat for the other end, attaching it to the second set of legs. Repeat on the back of the legs.
Attach the Legs and Finish
Open the legs of the table.
Cut a Velcro tab to fit the top of each leg and attach with glue.
Attach the opposite end of the Velcro to the table bottom in the corresponding areas to the four table legs.
Stain the table top and legs with wood stain using a paintbrush.
Allow to dry before placing a rabbit on the grooming table.