A Pair of Mangers

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 11-20-2014 08:29 PM 1730 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

Last year I promised my pastor that I would build two mangers to replace one that was more or less falling apart. I made two because the one occasionally gets borrowed by our in house pre-school to rehearse their Christmas program. Having two will ease some of the friction of our main display occasionally missing Jesus’ bed.

I wanted to build these from pallet wood, but I never got around to actually getting a pallet. It is recycled wood though. I went through my scrap bin for the legs and used some of my long pieces of drawer wood for the slats. Glue and some small brads hold things together. The finished product was antiqued with a rust and vinegar solution. A coat of polyurethane keeps the vinegar small down and protects the surface. Each one is about 30 inches long and 15 inches wide.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 09:54 PM

Very nice….........Jesus the Carpenter would approve :)

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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