DIY: build a lumber Manger because that a Nativity Prop or Decoration

My husband built this hardwood manger for a church party critical year. It functions as a Nativity Story play or yard decoration too. Made of reclaimed wood and also mostly hand devices for extra authenticity. The construction of the manger uses no nails or screws, just wood dove tailing. An excellent DIY for Christmas time.

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You will need:4x4 posts (18-20 inches long)3/4" pine boards (12x18 inches)Chiselrubber malletjig sawtable saw
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To fit the board together, they are cut like Lincoln Logs, 1/2 notches ~ above both boards, right in the center. Set the table experienced at 1.75 customs tall and cut slices in the facility of the posts...enough slices come fit one post.
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Then just stand increase the cross legs and also slide the dove tailed boards right on top! simple and sturdy. Needs no pond or screws.
Fill v hay or fake fur and the little baby Jesus. Or leave empty together a reminder the Christmas day and also the birth of Jesus.

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Build the outline of a steady with 2x4"s and hang a little star over the manger. The manger come apart for straightforward storage.
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