Twisted Christmas Tree

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Project by Steve posted 12-20-2013 11:54 PM 3709 views 24 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Santa joined me in the shop and we made a wooden Twisted Christmas Tree! It’s made from unfinished cedar so it even smells like a Christmas tree. It’s not glued together, so it comes apart into 104 pieces for packing or can be used as a puzzle. Below is a Parts List with basic instructions if you would like to build one of your own. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Carmichael Workshop.

Click here to watch my video of this project!

Parts List:
50 Cedar Strips 3/4” wide x 3/8” thick x 14-1/8” long
2-Piece Stand 10” wide x 3.5” tall
1 3/8” Hardwood Dowel 26” long
1 Star

1. Cut cedar strips in pairs starting at 14”, decreasing by 1/4” length for each pair. Save all pieces after cutting.
2. Cut 3/4” dado half laps in the center of each piece. (Be sure to do a test fit first.)
3. Assemble stand and dowel rod. (Note that dowel rod thickness can vary from the store so always drill a test hole for a test fit.)
4. Cross-lap each pair of cedar strips in the middle and drill a 3/8” hole through the center, then slide it onto the dowel rod. Continue until at the top of the tree.
5. Drill a 3/8” hole in the base of the star and slide it on top. Note that you may need to cut the dowel rod height to fit.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 12:01 AM

nice! great idea…for next year!

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 04:39 AM

Nicely done, I’ve seen them as wind whirlybird thingies but first time as a tree. Tres cool.

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 03:49 PM

Great project for the Holidays. Well Done.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 04:53 PM

This is really cool. Great job

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 07:31 PM

Hello Steve

Very original

I love it

In my favorite for the next christmas

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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