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How To Make A Pallet Christmas Tree 05th December

Pallet Christmas tree tutorial

Pallets are still as popular as ever and are  used for a variety of purposes.  They make strong bases for beds and seating..  They are incorporated in to industrial style coffee tables and work spaces.   They make for a sturdy vertical garden.  Remnants of dismantled pallets can be found hanging on walls in the form of signage  and shelving.  In some instances, the wall itself is made entirely of pallets.

What makes pallets so alluring to those who love them?  We know they are useful but really, they are not all that attractive.  Is it that they are readily available and free?  Is it the physical struggle in tearing them apart and the feeling like you just had a major workout?  Or does the ugly pallet challenge our creativity?  I have a stack of them so there is something up.  Please find below, another pallet project, my Pallet Christmas Tree tutorial.

1.  Find Your Pretty Pallet

Pallets can be found just about every where and most of the time no one is bothered if you take one.or two.  The blue ones are very heavy so stay clear of these.

 

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 2.  Choose  Your Side

Pick which side of the pallet you like.   Remove the planks  from the back side and the side braces.  Make sure to remove and random nails or staples.  Use a crow bar, hammer and rubber mallet.

You’are now left with the front face planks joined together by one back brace.  On this particular tree, I pulled the planks off and moved them together.  On my pretty image of the completed tree, I removed them all and squared off the ends.

 

pallet tree planks moved together

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3.  Choose A Design

 

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 4.  Mark and Cut Tree Out

At this point, draw out your tree shape then cut it out using a jig saw or skill saw.  Make sure you check for nails.  My friend decided to cut mine with a chain saw.  I would not recommend this.

 

pallet tree with chain saw

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5.  Attach A Base

Make a base for the tree.  Here I used a slice of the trunk  For the other bases I used, see my tutorial on Making a Tree Base.  They are super easy to make and take no time at all.  Sturdy too.

pallet tree and base

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6.  Decorate Your Tree

Paint your pallet tree if you like and decorate.  I did touch up this pallet tree with a bit of grey paint.  The decorations are endless. I have another one to do for my daughter and will share this one later so don’t forget to check your email.

 

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pallet tree final

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The End

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