A pallet Christmas Tree project

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Project by aloysius posted 12-15-2014 10:37 PM 3191 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I had a few minutes after work one night here at my workplace and having seen all of the pallet constructions being done recently, I said “hey, let’s do a holiday specific piece for “she who must be obeyed”?!”

So, I laid out a tree shape on a (reasonably) clean pallet and then used a circular saw, pry bar and sawzall to cut out the outline and remove excess material. Of course, it wasn’t until I stood it up vertically that I noticed the trunk (center pallet rib) was not perpendicular to the floor! I had chosen a racked pallet. After taking it to the garage that weekend, I used my sawzall to cut all the boards loose and then glue and brad nail to a 2×4 I had laying around the shop. A base and edge stiffeners (the boards seemed too flexible nailed only to the 2×4) were added and then I painted it up. Actually, the painting takes more time than any other process.

Of course, after my step daughter (she who must be obeyed 2) saw it . . . I had another to make. The final photo is the first one built, the others are of the second tree. 2nd tree took about 20 minutes to layout and cut, 1/2 hour to base and brace and another 1/2 hour for each of the two paint coats. Lights, ornaments, etc. to be supplied by recipient.

I enjoyed this project . . . what will “she who must be obeyed” think up for me to do next year?!

Merry Christmas from TEXAS, Y’all

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 11:50 PM

What do you mean “NEXT year”??? You still got days left in THIS YEAR to build stuff for her! LOL

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 02:23 PM

If the “she who must be obeyed” requests are something that keeps me in the shop making shavings, I have no problem! Nice use of scrap stuff. (‘North American Scroungewood’ is my favorite species).
Good knock-about project.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 04:22 PM

Wow. Great idea. Very invective. Thank for share! Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 12-17-2014 09:43 AM

Pallets – endless inspiration. Great tree.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-19-2014 01:07 AM

great tree,my wife said she wanted one a couple weeks ago.just haven’t had time to.eeing how good yours looks might get me busy.i better hurry not much time left!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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