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This project is for making a rough looking cattle shed for a Christmas creche display to be used in your home or given as a gift. A few years ago ther...
The base is 3/4 inch rough sawn cedar. A piece 7 x 17 inches is needed. See the yellow text box for the location of a glue joint. I added a strip abou...
Two pieces of 1 x 6 will be needed for the rear wall of the cattle shed. See the text boxes for dimensions and cut angles.
Two roof supports and pieces for a decorative cattle pen wall are needed. See the yellow text boxes for details.
See the yellow text boxes for details on cutting the roof pieces.
The easiest way to glue the halves of the roof together is to clamp two stops to a table top or to a board so the pieces meet nicely at the roof peak....
The rabbets will need to rest against the base as represented by the rule. The pitch of the roof will need to fit the angles on the rear pieces. There...
Measure from the center of the base's length and mark for a gap of 7/16 inch between the two rear pieces. Center the gap on the center mark. Apply som...
Even though cedar is relatively soft wood, I like to pre-drill nail holes where fit is more critical and where a slippery glue surface could cause mov...
The fit was not quite as good as I had hoped, so I clamped the roof to the rear pieces while the glue dried. There is always the risk the clamp will m...
Position the front roof supports. Use a square to make the supports plumb. Glue, drill, and nail with finish nails. Use a nail set to hide the nail he...
Glue the parts for the cattle pen decorative accent. Clamp them.
I wanted the decorative cattle pen wall to be very secure. So, I drilled through the base into the post for a 2 inch drywall screw. I used a countersi...
This is the finished cattle shed for the creche. If you wish to have an angel figure suspended over the creche, you can attach a vertical supporting d...
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