Halloween Forum banner

$25 Gibbet Cage Build

22330 Views 18 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  Therewolf
OK, so I wanted a Gibbet Cage to hang up in the front of the house. Everything I saw online was too expensive and nothing I found browsing around was the style I wanted, so I decided to build one to my own liking. It just so happened that I found some pvc type moulding, 1 inch wide x 12ft in length at Home Depot that would be perfect and cheap to use for this project.

5 PVC mouldings $4.25 each = $21.25
28 1 x 1/4 bolts with nuts = $3.25
4 1 1/2 x 1/4 bolts with washers and nuts = $0.75

This is how the $25 Gibbet Cage began:



733963


Begin by cutting 4 of the 5 pvc mouldings to 6ft lengths. This will leave the other halves slightly longer. That's good, we want them to be longer.



733964

Cut 1 pvc moulding to make 4 rings, 2 small, 1 somewhat larger, and 1 slightly smaller than your chest measures. I cut five rings, but you will only need 4 for this project.



733965

Next take a scrap piece of 3/4 plywood and draw out 1 of the smaller rings from the inside. Take a jigsaw and cut the plywood to the shape of the ring.



733966

Now attach 1 of the 6ft pvc mouldings to the base using a 1/4 inch drill bit and 1/4inch x 1 inch bolts.



733967

Then we will move up slightly lower than shoulder height and attach the largest ring using a drill and the 1/4 inch bit, and we secure the ring with 1/4 x 1 inch bolts and a nut on the backside.



733968

Next attach the middle size ring slightly lower than knee high and drill and bolt the bars to the rings.


733969

Then attach the other small ring at the top. Notice that I rotated the pvc mouldings so that every other "bar" was longer.



733970

The prop should be looking somewhat like this depending on how much beer you have consumed by this point.



733971

Now we attach the plastic chain. I cut it out with tin snips to the length I needed and secured it the the cage using 1/4 x 11/2 bolts. Then used a washer to hold it in place and tightened with a nut.


733972


Now it's on to painting! Paint it as you wish. I used black as a base and then misted it with light and dark parts using a Hammered color.


Next, post will include the finished product. Just couldn't fit it all in one post.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Lord of the Cemetery
Joined
·
2,091 Posts
That's a nice looking prop, and a great, easy to follow How-to.

Definitely one thats going in the "must-do" projects file!

Thanks for posting!
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top