Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib

Build oriental crib yourself

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: construction

At Christmas time you will find a small nativity scene in almost every household next to the festively decorated Christmas tree. This is usually about a small, open stable with a pitched roof. In the center of Jesus Christ, surrounded by Mary, Joseph and the Magi. Also often there are oxen and donkeys as well as some shepherds with their sheep.

Who would like to build an oriental nativity scene, that is following construction manual recommended. Nativity scenes in oriental style are characterized by the most true to original representation of rugged masonry and faded plaster. To replicate old bricks, you can use all sorts of materials, from incised styrofoam, small stones to felt and cardboard to carved bark.

So far our crib, which is made of laminated wood, something very special.

Lighting and design ideas

A lighting of the crib looks nice from the inside. LED fairy lights are particularly well suited for this, because they are not so hot and thus the risk of fire drops. Either you go to the trouble and drill a hole for each bulb or you try to attach the fairy lights with small cable clamps as inconspicuously as possible to the crib.

If she is still too simple after that, she can decorate with moss and pieces of bark and stain the wood dark.

material list

PosdesignationDimensionsmaterial
1baseplate670 x 500 mmGlued wood 18mm
2rear wall670 x 400 mmGlued wood 18mm
3Wide front410 x 250 mmGlued wood 18mm
4Narrow frontage500 x 160 mmGlued wood 18mm
5Side walls below (2 x)215 x 165 mmGlued wood 18mm
6Side walls above, right215 x 11 mmGlued wood 18mm
7Side walls above, left215 x 155 mmGlued wood 18mm
8floor ceiling215 x 240 mmGlued wood 18mm
9merlon198 x 61.5 mmGlued wood 18mm
10Upper roof240 x 215 mmGlued wood 18mm
11barn roof304 x 220 mmGlued wood 18mm
12Supports (4 x)220 x 150 mmGlued wood 18mm
13spar100 cmDiameter 8 mm
14spar50 cmDiameter 12 mm
15Wooden dowels (5x)
16wood glue

Building instructions for oriental crib

Marking and sawing of workpieces

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

  1. First, sawall required components, as indicated in the material list, off. This is best done with a table or jigsaw. If you use the jigsaw, you should rework the edges with a double planer. Then sort the individual parts according to structures and mark them accordingly.
  2. Then theOutlines of the items transferred from the blueprint to the wood. This can be done in two ways: Either you enlarge our drawings (which are created on a scale of 1: 6) on a photocopier on the original format and press the contours with underlaid carbon paper. Or you draw the outlines with the help of a box grid with a pencil free hand on the wood. Of course, you can also design the contours of the front fronts and the rear plate according to your own ideas. However, you should keep the given basic and external dimensions, so that later everything fits together.

    Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: construction

  3. Now cut out the crib parts with the jigsaw. In the places whereCut-outs for the windowsare necessary, first drill a hole with the wood drill to be able to apply the jigsaw blade.
  4. If the individual parts are sawed out, all cutting surfaces must be ground clean. TheWindow and door openingscan best be smoothed with a delta sander. As an accessory, an oval grinding tongue is very helpful. Alternatively, a multi-sander can be used. With the different grinding attachments you can also get into angled areas. If necessary, it is also possible with hand and sandpaper. If you are thePickle crib later If you want, you should now already sand the wood surfaces a little bit.

    Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: construction

  5. Drill the with a 8 mm wood drilldowel holes for fastening the wide and narrow front fronts (items 3 and 4) to the base plate (item 1). The exact positions are indicated in the drawing. Drill exactly perpendicular to the wood. This works best if you clamp the machine in a drill stand. Use marking tips to transfer the drilling position to both front fronts.
  6. Now you drill theHoles for the wooden dowels in the narrow undersides of the front parts. Again, it is important that the holes are exactly vertical, ie drilled at right angles to the narrow edge. To do this, you should clamp the workpiece in a vise.
  7. Also theHoles for the support posts of the stable you can already drill now. When this work is done, round off all visible edges with the router.

    Assembling the nativity scene

    Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: plan

  1. Screw first the base plate and back wall, Better still, you also create a solid connection here with wooden dowels. In any case, the connection should be reinforced with wood glue.
  2. Subsequently pegging and gluing They both front fronts and the base plate.
  3. Apply wood glue to the straight edges of the lower side panels (item 5) and insert them between the wider front panel and the rear panel. Fix the construction with screw clamps.

    Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

  4. Now the floor slab (Pos. 8) can be placed from above and glued to the lower side walls become.
  5. It continues with the upper side walls. Make sure that the right (Pos. 6) and the left (Pos. 7) sidewall are shaped differently. When these are glued, place the roof (item 10). Now the pinnacle (Pos. 11) is missing, which is placed in alignment with the left side walls on the roof.
  6. When assembling you should always fix the crib parts with clamps, so that the glued connections stick together.

    Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

  7. Around the vertical stable supports (Item 12) in the base plate to pegging and gluing, round them off on a sander up to the insertion height. It is also an attachment with small wooden wedges possible, which looks a bit rustic.
  8. Form round logs (items 13 and 14) the roof construction of the stable, After cutting to length, round off the ends a little and glue the woods to the supports.
  9. After that glue the stable roof (item 11) that it hits the side wall of the building.
  10. Finally, you can decorate the roof of the main building Mount the "Star of Bethlehem".

Construction plans for Nativity scene

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: scene

Pos. 1

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

Pos. 2

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: nativity

Pos. 3

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: scene

Pos. 4

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

Pos. 6

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: scene

Pos. 7

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

Pos. 9

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: nativity

Pos. 10

Construction plan for nativity scene: build oriental crib: build

Pos. 11

Without blueprint sketch:

  • Pos. 5: Two rectangles in the dimensions 215 x 165 mm
  • Pos. 8: A rectangle measuring 215 x 240 mm

Similar sites

  • Build your own insect hotel - building instructions
  • Build a nativity scene
  • Construction plans for building beds
  • Foosball: build kicker
  • Building instructions: Build colorful children's tables and booths yourself
  • Build goal wall - build soccer goal
  • Gartenmöbel Bauplan-Archiv: Garden table, garden lounger, garden bench or porch swing to build yourself
  • Marksmen-building instructions
  • Building instructions: Coffee table in beech or colored
  • Building sandbox - construction manual for a sandbox
  • Build sandpit, swing and seesaw yourself
  • Build your own game tower: Spielhaus construction manual
  • Nativity scene building - building instructions for cribs
  • Building play furniture and lamps for the nursery
  • Build a greenhouse yourself: A greenhouse for your own garden

Video Board: Building a Nativity Stable.