My church mens group has been tasked with making a manger/stable for the youth group to use at Christmas eve service. It will hold several children dressed and shepherds and maybe a barn animal or two. The manger we had before rotted out after being stored in the carriage shed for many years. It's only used for 20 minuted once a year, Usually in the snow and ice.
One of the guys came up with this idea. A local lumberyard will donate the lumber and I get to donate the shop and tools
I would just make the sides one piece but this is his idea.
I would like to take an assembly drawing of this thing to the meeting in the morning but I have never taken the time to learn sketchup. Any help would be appreciated.