Build your own rustic wood nativity set with a 2×2 furring strip!
With just a few basic tools you can add a perfect natural looking nativity set to your Christmas decor or make to sell at holiday craft shows.
- Miter saw
- 2×2 furring strip (actual dimensions are 1.5″x1.5″)
- 2 inch trim head screws
Cut list for the 2×2 is as follows:16″
1 @ 16″
2 @ 10″
2 @ 7″
The 7 and 10 inch pieces have one end cut at a 22.5 degree angle
Sand each piece
To start assembling: start with the legs on the base. Leave a 1″ overhang on each side.
Use 2 inch long trim head screws to attach. Put one in each leg
Countersink the screws. If you are using regular head screws, do not counter sink so you don’t split the wood.
To connect the top two pieces, the screw will be at an angle. Lay it out and visualize before drilling.
Check to make sure the overhangs on the top pieces is even on each side. Once laid out, drill one screw down into leg.
Add a second screw to the legs on the bottom. This will stop the legs from rotating.
Feel free to sand more once you’ve assembled it!
Here’s another image to Pin for later.
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