Next Generation Hayrack using IKEA IVAR Pine Shelf


Ever since IKEA stopped selling the RAST Bedside Table in 2018, I have been cracking my head to find a suitable replacement as the main material to DIY a new series of Hayracks for our bunnies….

There are many suggestions from our members to get them from various sources, however, many factors would first need to be considered before I can finalized on the one to go ahead with…

First of all, the wood must be bunny safe! Not only the type of wood, but also the way the wood are processed, whether coated with chemicals to protect from insects such as termites, and also if any wood glues are used. are they bunny safe too…

Next is the size of the material, and also if the wood needs further preparation such as sawing and sanding… If it is one big piece of raw material, I would need a big machine to cut them to various sizes, and if lots of sanding are required, then I would not be able to do it in my bedroom… Of coz, I can look for suppliers that can supply in certain suitable sizes, but without volumes, pricing will not be that great after-all, and I definitely have no space to stock up big quantities at home…

Finally, costs will be the greatest consideration if I want to keep the hayrack within reasonable price range… and these will also depends on the other overheads like the man-hours needed to prepare the material and if I had to pay rental to store it somewhere or even find a workshop to do all these…

So finally after all these consideration, I have chosen to work with the new IKEA IVAR Pine Shelf 80×30 cm, and come out with these various models for a start… Using this IVAR Pine Shelf, I can keep the design as near to the ones using the RAST Bedside Table with minimum work, which also translate to manpower cost, known quality of the wood which is safe for our bunnies, and one plus point is that I can now make a longer Hayrack if necessary, like a 6 holes hayrack if some members requested for it…

IKEA IVAR Pine Shelf 30x80cm

However, the down side is that the costs is still slightly more than doubled compared to RAST Bedside Table, which is really very low price in the first place! Therefore, I will have to adjust the pricing of each models accordingly to cover the higher costs…

IVAR 2 Holes Half Height Hayrack

Price: SGD $40

Measurements: Height 27cm Width 30cm Depth 10.5cm
Hole Diameter: 9cm
Each Hayrack comes with 2 screw eyes on the top back panel for securing to the playpens.

Please note that the design and measurements may differ slightly for each unit as this is a continuous improvement project.

IVAR 2 Holes Half Height Hayrack

IVAR 2 Holes Full Height Hayrack

Price: SGD $50

Measurements: Height 41.5cm Width 30cm Depth 10.5cm
Hole Diameter: 9cm
Each Hayrack comes with 2 screw eyes on the top back panel for securing to the playpens.

Please note that the design and measurements may differ slightly for each unit as this is a continuous improvement project.

IVAR 2 Holes Full Height Hayrack

IVAR 3 Holes Hayrack

Price: SGD $55

Measurements: Height 31.5cm Width 41.5cm Depth 10cm
Hole Diameter: 9cm
Each Hayrack comes with 2 screw eyes on the top back panel for securing to the playpens.

Please note that the design and measurements may differ slightly for each unit as this is a continuous improvement project.

IVAR 3 Holes Hayrack

Special Note:

  1. Please note that the design of each hayrack is under continuous improvements and may differ from these photos.
  2. Please note that all pricing quoted are for self collection at: Blk 119 Bedok North Road Singapore 460119. Payment can be cash on collection or thru paynow or paylah….

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