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Up to this point, we've always shared projects from start to finish, but not this one! We're showing the build here, but we are collaborating with our YouTube friend, Christina from Pretty Distressed, who will be sharing the finish.
Christina searched the internet and found a project from Pottery Barn's website to duplicate. It's a rustic Christmas tree that has been discontinued for many years. This is our interpretation of the design using readily available and inexpensive paint sticks.
Take a look at the video to see how it all came together!
So many angles on this project! It took me a bit to figure out the top and bottom cuts. For the top cuts, the miter saw is set at 60 degrees and the bottom cuts are at 31.6. This was the first time I've cut angles so there were some learning bumps along the way! I love learning new things, especially when it involves successfully using scary power tools!
Here is the cut list for the large paint sticks and wood dowels:
Large Paint Stick cuts starting from the top
5/8” Wood Dowel cuts starting from the top
Time to construct the base which is made from a paint stick, 1" wood dowel and fastened with bolts and nuts. We are using bits from the Ryobi 60 PC Drilling and Driving Kit. This was actually the very first kit of this type that we purchased when we were first starting out. It's a great assortment of bits to have on hand.
This is the drill that is included in the Ryobi ONE+ 4PC Combo Kit. Additionally, the kit includes: impact driver, reciprocating saw, led work light, 1.5ah battery, 4.0ah battery, a charger, and bag. Here's the cut list for the base: from 1” wood dowel cut two pieces 9 5/8”, from a large paint stick cut one piece 8 3/4”, and for the back support, cut a large paint stick to 17 1/4”.
Here's the cut list for the smaller tree:
Small paint stick cuts starting from the top
Here is the cut list for that:
Check out how Christina finished the Christmas Trees in the video above! We are so excited to see how these turned out and had so much fun working with Christina on this.
Check out her youtube channel and don't forget to subscribe to see more videos!
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