Artifical tree stand

Artifical tree stand

Momma bought this 30inch tree for a few bucks some where but the plastic stand was broke so I made her this one out of 32 inches of 1X4 I had in the shop.

Task 1: Tools I used

Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand

I have a lot of tools so I use a lot of them. LOL Don’t want them to rust…

A good saw, Ruler and pencil, drill or screwdriver (ya right), 5/16 bit with stop for recessing the screws a bit, a good wood glue (optional), a wood bit 3/4 inch in this case, screws, I used 1 1/4 for this project and a 32 inch piece of 1X4

Task 2: Cutting the 1X4

Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand

I have made other stands for other people and have used 1×4, 2×4 and 4×4’s before. I like to have the base ruffly half the with of the height of the tree. In this case a 30 inch tree I chose to make a 12″ wide base as this is a table top tree.

Cut 2 boards 12″ long and the leftover in half (appx 4 3/16 each).

Task 3: Lay it out

Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand

Lay it out and pre drill your pilot holes with a bit that will work for the screw size your using, then use a but with a bit stop in place to sink the heads so you don’t split the wood, Add some glue if you like, Use a straight edge to mark your center, then drill your tree hole, Now what box are my wood bits in???? . I used a 3/4 inch as that was the with of the square base on the tree.

Task 4: The finished product

Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand

I sanded the edges just so Momma didn’t get a splinter, I didn’t put plugs in the recess holes because she puts a skirt on it any way, or put any finish on it as I didn’t want any reason for the skirt to stick to it. I did put stick on felt on the bottom so it wouldn’t scratch any thing.

Task 5: Yes I work outside

Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand
Artifical tree stand

Yes I work outside as I only have a 12×12 shop (downsized from a 30×40 one I had on the farm) so I just move stuff out side when I want to make something and I have a metal table top I use to do all my assembling on as it is level and sturdy.

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