Thanks for your interest in my Noah’s Ark design.
I created this toy in the early 80‘s and sold many through specialist toyshops until I ceased making them in 1990 because we moved to Switzerland for a few years.
Since then I have seen copies in toy shops, craft fairs and catalogues but to my eyes none have achieved the graceful shape of the original.
These patterns will enable you to recreate the arks shown here, resulting in an heirloom that will be admired for many years to come.
Each layer of the ark contains a wooden animal.
Height 21cms, length 20cms, width 11.5cms.
Weight approx 900g
Paintwork polyurethane varnished.
On the right is a video showing the ark being taken apart and put together again.
I made hundreds of these in these Noah’s Arks in the 1980s.
I produced them in 3 sizes and sold mainly through galleries and specialist toy shops.
Patterns for Sale
Patterns and instructions to make 3 sizes of Noah’s Ark as shown opposite. The 3 sizes are all a different shape to give aesthetic proportion.
Large 20 cms (11.5inches) long.
Medium 20 cms (8 inches) long.
Small 11cmc (4 inches) long.
Simple to construct and with careful finishing and painting make a delightful heirloom.
These arks could be made with hand tools but a power scrollsaw (fretsaw) makes life easier.
Optimally a small bandsaw is ideal for cutting the roof angles.
Patterns for ALL 3 ARKS
Price £9.99 (approx. $13US)
Pattern for MEDIUM ARK
Price £6 (approx $8US)
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