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DIY Birch Christmas Tree

  • November 22, 2017
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Keep it simple for the holidays. With a few cuts of some natural birch logs, and a backboard, you can bring the outdoors inside, while adding that nice seasonal touch to transform any space.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Gather a bundle of birch branches and trunks.

    2. Step: 2

      Line up the branches and twigs from thick to thin.

    3. Step: 3

      Stagger the branches and twigs to mimic the outline of a Christmas Tree.

    4. Step: 4

      Starting the the bottom. Leaving a 1/4 inch over-hang on each side of the back board, cut the longest board. As you move your way up the tree, cut the following branches roughly 2 inches shorter than the previous branch, until you get to the top.

    5. Step: 5

      Take the birch over to the drill press to drill pilot holes for the screws. This worked very well, given the shape of the birch being round, the drill press makes sure the pilot hole is straight up and down.

    6. Step: 6

      Evenly space the birch on the back board and drill into place.

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DIY Birch Christmas Tree

by The White Cottage Farm
Nov 22, 2017
Medium a136b458 ca67 47f8 aed8 48fd275f8743

Keep it simple for the holidays. With a few cuts of some natural birch logs, and a backboard, you can bring the outdoors inside, while adding that nice seasonal touch to transform any space.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Gather a bundle of birch branches and trunks.

  2. Step: 2

    Line up the branches and twigs from thick to thin.

  3. Step: 3

    Stagger the branches and twigs to mimic the outline of a Christmas Tree.

  4. Step: 4

    Starting the the bottom. Leaving a 1/4 inch over-hang on each side of the back board, cut the longest board. As you move your way up the tree, cut the following branches roughly 2 inches shorter than the previous branch, until you get to the top.

  5. Step: 5

    Take the birch over to the drill press to drill pilot holes for the screws. This worked very well, given the shape of the birch being round, the drill press makes sure the pilot hole is straight up and down.

  6. Step: 6

    Evenly space the birch on the back board and drill into place.