DIY Beginner Woodworking Plans – Easter Bunny

DIY Beginner Woodworking Plans – Easter Bunny

Shopping List:

Scrap 1/2″ thick plywood
1×6 boards or fence pickets (total of 28″ used)
scrap 1/4″ plywood for bottom
1-1/4″ staples (can also use nails)

Titebond II Wood Glue & Stain

General Instructions:

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions shown above – length is 15″ overall. Can be customized easily.
Cut List:

1 – 1/2″ plywood piece @14-1/2″ x 8″ (bunny face)
1 – 1/2″ plywood piece @ 9″ x 8″
2 – 5-1/2″ wide fence pickets @ 14″ long
Cut bottom to fit out of 1/4″ plywood (approx 8″ x 15″)

Step 1:

Trace out the patterns for the bunny face and back on to the 1/2″ plywood and cut out with a jigsaw.

Step 2 Instructions:

Use 1-1/4″ staples to attach the face and back to the sides with glue.

Step 3 Instructions:

Attach bottom with glue and staples to sides and front. Add handle.

Preparation Instructions:
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

DIY Wood Stain Guide: