I headed out to the shed and found some scrap pieces I thought would work. They aren't quite the size I was wanting but I figured smaller would be easier to work with (since I'm doing this by myself). I needed slats for the sides and some pieces for the legs.
Now, how does someone build a manger? This I do not know. But I figure I'm a smart gal, I can figure it out! Well, I guess I can. Eventually.
This is what I came up with initially.
Now I'm thinking I need to work the legs into the top some how. Make it all one piece. So this is what I decided to do.
It's not at all fancy but I figure it is authentic. What is a manger, after all, but a place to hold hay? This one will do just that. I'll borrow some fresh straw from the chickens...baby Jesus needs a soft place to lay!
The dimensions ended up being about 2 ft x 2 ft. Now my husband has an idea of how to build the big one I'm wanting for the front yard. This one will just go in the flower bed for now and can be moved indoors when Manger #2 comes along!
He came home about the time I was finishing up and literally cringed at the sight of me using his power tools. That'll teach him to put me off!
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