Create the perfect Scandinavian inspired wooden Christmas tree decorating accent with this simple woodworking tutorial!
Lengths to be cut from the 2.5 cm x 5 cm board (1 in x 2 in):
Length to be cut from a 2.5 cm x 10 cm board (1 in x 4 in):
1. Plotting and Cutting Your Tree
First you will need to mark your boards for the proper lengths for each "branch" of your tree. Use the cut list above as a reference for the proper lengths.
Now with a saw, cut each marked piece. Make sure your cuts are as accurate as possible. Sand any pieces that have rough edges.
Next, mark the center of each piece of wood using a tape measure and straight edge. This mark will be where you drill the hole to assemble your tree.
Now carefully drill a hole with a drill bit that is just slightly larger than the dowel rod you will be using. Using a bit that is slightly larger will allow the pieces to thread easily onto the dowel rod. Do this for each piece except for the base piece and one of the smallest tree pieces. Set these two pieces aside.
Next, drill a hole in the two pieces you set aside with a drill bit that is the same size as the dowel rod. Using this size drill bit will allow for a snug fit that will hold your tree together.
2. Assembling Your Wooden Tree
Now it is time to figure the length that your dowel rod will need to be cut to. Add up the total width of all the project pieces, including the base and top piece, then subtract 0.6 cm (1/4 inch) from that total. This will allow room at the top of your tree for the wooden button topper.
Place the dowel rod into the hole in the base. It should be a snug fit, so you may need to gently tap the dowel into place with a mallet or hammer. The bottom of the dowel should be flush with the bottom of the base. Now you can begin to add the pieces of your tree, starting with one of the small square spacer pieces.
Make Your Own Scandinavian Style Wooden Christmas Tree
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