This step by step diy woodworking project is about wood Christmas tree plans. If you want to learn how to build a decorative and rustic wood Christmas tree, you should take a look over this project. You can use 1x4s or pallet wood to get the job done. Make sure you check 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
Wood Christmas Tree Plans
- A – 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 7 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 18″ long SUPPORTS
- B – 1 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long, 1 piece – 42 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 37″ long, 1 piece – 31 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 25 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 14 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 9″ long, 1 piece – 3 1/2″ long, PANEL
How to build a wood Christmas tree
The first step of the project is to build the vertical support for the wood Christmas tree. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut the top of the slat at angle, using a saw.
Next, you need to cut the horizontal slats for the Christmas tree. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts accurately. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Cut a piece of wood at 2″, so you can use it as a spacer. In this manner, you will create even gaps between the slats for a professional result.
Drill pilot holes through the horizontal slats and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the vertical support. Make sure you center the slats to the vertical support for a symmetrical look.
You also need to assemble a base for the wooden tree from 1x4s. Drill pocket holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the components together. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Drill pilot holes through the base and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical support. Make sure the corners are right angled, if you aim for a professional result.
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.
This woodworking project was about wood Christmas tree plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.