After our home was built, we had lots of waste wood in the backyard.
Just throwing it away, hurts my heart because it’s good wood.
Pinterest was full of examples of Christmas tree made from pallets.
Saturday was a beautiful day so my bf and I headed outside.
The pallets we had, weren’t the best one to do something like the pinterest gods showed me so we used our pan slats and others types of planks and did our own thing.
We layed them out from short to longer, the pretty side looking up.
We then put other ones on top to determine which angle we wanted.
I drew a line from the top of the christmas tree to the middle of the bottom one as a guide.
Then we put the beam on the ground and transferred the wood on the beam.
We used a construction pencil to get an even space in between.
And a framing square to make sure they (most of them) are straight. You can see the construction pencil doing its job
No pictures from this step, but we screwed them because my bf isn’t a fan of nails because “they are difficult and hard”. Then we took the longer beams again and drew out the exterior lines of the tree on the left and right side and cut them of with a tilting saw. Because the wood isn’t the same width it was easier to turn the whole thing to the other side and cut it from the backside, which meant we had to draw the lines again.
Then my bf made a foot and here’s the end result:
close-up of the wood. They have been laying outside since april/may so some have gotten their nice gray finish. I think it’s mostly pinewood.
My bf put the L-hooks in because I couldn’t get them in. We had to put them in a drill and use the drill to put them in the wood.
This is the decorated version. It’s the first time after living together for 5 years that we have a Christmas tree