Rustic Crate Christmas Tree Stand

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thekimsixfix added on 11/28/2015

Using scrap lumber and wood shims, create a display stand for your Christmas Tree that looks like a vintage wooden crate.

Additional details and photos can be found: www.thekimsixfix.com/2015/11/diy-scrap-wood-crate-christmas-tree-stand.html

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Build Box Frame

Using scrap boards, I created the frame of the box. I am not including measurements since this was made from random non-standard scrap lumber that I ripped down using my rip cut.

2

Assemble boards for inset panel

I assembled random boards using pocket holes to create panels for the sides of the box.

3

Rip down panels to fit inside frame

Using my Rip-Cut, I squared up my newly assembled panels and made sure they fit inside my box frame.

4

Add panels to frame

I used pocket holes to attach the panels to the frame. I used blocks to make sure they were all centered on the frame correctly.

5

Add decorative panel cross braces

Using wood shims cut down with a box cutter, create an "X" pattern on each panel for a decorative finish

6

Stain final project (optional)

I aged the crate using a weathered driftwood finish. However, you could leave the wood raw or paint it instead.

7

Build concrete tree stand

Using a small bucket, length of PVC pipe and concrete, I was able to create a tree stand which is much more compact and fits completely within the crate

8

Add Tree and Enjoy

Here is the final stand with the tree. I love the rustic look and can't wait to build a few more.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(15) Random Scrap, Random Scrap, Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(15) Random Scraps, Various  

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