Monogram Christmas Tree w/ Stand

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Patrick Brown

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Patrick Brown

General Information

Here you will find plans for an 8" tall Christmas tree. The plans were designed to place two .25" thick – 8″ × 5.5″ boards next to each other but you could cut the project out of one .25" – 8″ × 11″ piece of wood.

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Material Description Price
Bit Set for Wood and Plastic

Bit Set for Wood and Plastic

6 bits with 1/8" shanks for cutting various woods and plastics

$30.00

MDF Wood

MDF Wood

Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/4 in, Type: MDF

$3.99

$33.99
from Inventables

1

Choose and secure your wood

2 minutes

You could use the 12″×12″ MDF from the Inventables store however the project was designed for 1/4″ × 6″ × 4′ maple boards from Lowes. Either material would work and here is the link for the Maple from Lowes http://www.lowes.com/pd_46468-157-09034___?productId=3180459&pl=1&Ntt=maple+project+board

Using double stick tape or clamps secure your material to the work surface.

2

Adjust your slots and cutting depth

5 minutes

I chose to cut 99% of the way through the material and sand away the material connecting the cutout trees to the larger piece of wood. My goal was to minimize cutting into my waste board. You can choose to use tabs if you would like.

The slots used to stand up the tree may need adjustment to ensure a friction fit.

3

Sand your trees and paint

Once the cutting is complete, you can sand the back side of the wood to separate the tree from the larger piece of wood.

After you have sanded, you can assemble the tree and secure to the stand using wood glue. I chose to assemble the tree and then spray paint. My wife wanted gold and my preschooler could not imagine painting a tree any color other than green.