How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree
Add some farmhouse charm to your front yard this holiday season with a rustic, wooden Christmas tree.
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- reclaimed barn wood planks
- 1 10-foot tall pressure-treated 4x4 pine post
- 1 bundle of pressure-treated pine tree stakes
- strands of festival globe lights
- 50-foot extension cord
- metal tree stand
- circular saw
- 3-inch wood screws
- speed square
- burlap or all-weather tree skirt
Insert Post Into Stand
On a flat, level area of the yard, carefully place the 4x4 pine post into the metal tree stand. Tighten the bolts by hand until the 4x4 post is perfectly centered and standing up straight.
Add Tree Stakes
Add extra support to the bottom of the 4x4 pine post and keep it from shifting by pushing the tree stakes firmly into the ground, then leaning back against the post at a 45-degree angle.
Attach Stakes With Drill
Using a drill and 3-inch wood screws, fasten stakes firmly to bottom of post. Tip: Reinforcing the bottom of the 4x4 post eliminates any shifting, plus it will ensure that planks of wood sit perfectly plumb with the ground. Once the project is complete, the stakes can be easily concealed with an all-weather or burlap tree skirt.
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