If any of the joints are hard to make with the tools you have then just change the joint to a different one that’s easier. You’ll still end up with a sturdy hutch that’ll last you for many years.
Here I’m calling it a rabbit hutch but it can be used for a variety of pets. It can also be used indoors by putting a solid floor in the hutch or using a catch tray underneath.
Another variation would be to build your pets hutch with shorter legs. Then it can come and go as it pleases. Once done decorate it with pieces from personalizedbykate.com
Ready to start? Here’s a exploded view and a parts table.