Hello friends! Today I am so excited to introduce you to today’s project, a super cute and functional DIY Wood Christmas Tree! This “little” guy is our very first contribution to the Festival of Tree’s and we are happy to be participating in New Braunfels Texas.
We entered the table top division and I decided I wanted to do something really unique. I loved the idea of creating a wooden tree and in my search for inspiration, I came across the following free plans by the ever talented Ana White.
This is the tree that inspired it all!
Isn’t Jaime’s wooden tree shelf beautiful!? I love everything about it, but because I was entering our tree into the table top division, I decided to opt out of adding the hooks, so that my tree could stand on it’s own. I also decided to add a 5th shelf, to work with the ornaments that I would be creating for my tree.
I followed Ana White’s plans for building and angles, but because I was adding a shelf, I changed the measurements a bit.
Here are the specs of my tree:
My shelf overhangs were 1/4″, and instead of using nails I decided to use wood screws. I countersunk each screw and filled them with 3/4″ Pine plugs. The is one of my favorite ways to join wood when I’m not using my Kreg Jig.
This is saw that made cutting all of these beveled edges a synch!! I love this saw – you can find it here:
15 Amp 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser (Aff link)
I started with the base, and worked up from there.
I then sanded all of the tree edges and plugs.
For color I decided to use Minwax Dark Walnut.
I will do a follow-up tutorial with the steps I took to create the “BE MERRY” blocks, Christmas trees, and wooden star that adorn the tree.
***Also, just a reminder about our new Facebook group for Shebuilders! We have some really great things planned for 2017, and would love to have you join our tribe! Search for “Shebuilders” on Facebook and request to join! ***
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