Last spring we recreated Solomon's temple, reusing as much as we could of the tabernacle. We repainted the base white. We were able to reuse much of the furniture. We used cardboard to make the temple. DS made new structures out of clay, baked and painted them. This project was far more intricate and complicated than the tabernacle, so it was difficult to do. We definitely appreciated the craftsmanship that went into the real temple. We also saw that the basic elements of entering God's presence remained the same.