This step by step diy woodworking project is about Christmas yard art. This simple wooden fir tree is ideal for your yard if you want an unique decoration. You can easily adjust the size, shape and the design of the project to suit your needs. The best part of the project is that you can use scrap slats to make an unique project for Christmas. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Projects made from these plans
Christmas Yard Art
- A – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long TRUNK
- B – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long, 1 piece – 42″ long, 1 piece – 36″ long, 1 piece – 32″ long, 1 piece – 28″ long, 1 piece – 24″ long, 1 piece – 20″ long, 1 piece – 14″ long, 1 piece – 7″ long BRANCHES
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 25 pieces of 2″ lag bolts
How to build a wooden tree
First of all you need a 2×4 for the tree trunk. Make sure you cut the beam to the desired height. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Next, you need to cut the 1×4 slats for the branches. You can adjust the size of the slats to suit your tastes.
Place the slats equally spaced for a symmetrical result. In addition, center the slats to the tree trunk.
Drill pilot holes through the tree trunk and insert 2″ screws into the horizontal slats. You should use two screws for every joint for durable and tight joints.
If you want to add extra appeal to you project, make sure you lean the slats a little. Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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