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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted November 06, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Marie got a catalog in the mail and it had a Christmas tree that was made out of recycled pieces of wood.
She fell in love with the tree but not the $150 price that they want for it.
The tree is 24 inch tall and 20 inch diameter at the bottom.

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So of course, she wants me to build her a tree like this.
We start out with scrounging up strips of scrap wood from the kindling barrel in the garage.
Then I arranged them by thickness and length to form half of a tree pattern.

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I'm using a small vice to hold the piece of wood while I drilled a hole in one end so the wood doesn't split at the end.
A wood dowel is fastened into a block of wood for the base and each piece of scrap strip wood is slipped onto the dowel.

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Here is the finished Christmas tree.
Marie loves it !!

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A nice thing about this tree is that it folds flat for storing away after Christmas.

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Posted November 06, 2014 - 06:35 PM

Neat idea Ray. Thanks
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Posted November 06, 2014 - 06:49 PM

I had also seen that Ray. Glad you did it before I tried to make it. I see where I was going to go wrong.  Looks great!  Are you leaving like that or are you going to paint it green?   Thanks for sharing.                                                                                                                                        Roger


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 07:24 PM

  Are you leaving like that or are you going to paint it green?                    Roger

 

She wants it left natural like it is.

I sprayed all the strips with a coat of clear to seal them.


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Nice job Ray, reclaimed or re purpose wood products are very hot right now. My wife & daughter started a small business back in the summer. The problem is their source of products come from me & they are not only selling good but custom orders as well. The pallet furniture, vintage windows & the items like you made are what folks are wanting. If you have the time these small items bring good money if you can make several at one time. Is your wife going to decorate it or leave as is.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Nice tree! I've duplicated some of the "craft" catalog items a few times. It amazes me how much they ask for some of the things, and they are so simple to make!
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Posted November 07, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Hey! We could carry this tree idea further! How about pieces of beer can?   . . . or tractor parts?        . . . . remember that deer skeleton you found in the woods? It would make a great Hallow'een tree! Isn't art wonderful???


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 08:59 AM

Nice job Ray.

 

.....not going to let my wife see this  :wallbanging:


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Nice job Ray.

 

.....not going to let my wife see this  :wallbanging:

Ditto.


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Nice job Ray.  I'm glad your wife likes it.


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Now make 3 more and sell them for 100
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