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Homemade Modern Treedition



This 2x2 Tree project puts a modern spin on holiday decorating. It’s easy to make with a few materials and repetitive steps. I like the natural wood look, but you can finish it off with paint or stain to keep with your style.

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    1. Step: 1

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      Cut 2x2s Cut the 2x2s using the miter saw. Cut the following lengths and quanitities: Length x Quantity 48” x 1 44” x 4 40” x 4 36” x 4 32” x 8 28” x 4 24” x 12 20” x 4 16” x 16 12” x 4 8” x 20 4” x 4

    2. Step: 2

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      Sand 2x2s Use the orbital sander to sand the sides of the 2x2s with 150 grit sanding pads.

    3. Step: 3

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      Assemble Use either the drill or nailer to connect the pieces together. If using the drill and screws, pilot holes are recommended. Keep the fasteners at least 6 inches from the top of the pieces so that they will be hidden. Start with the 48” center piece and work your way out towards the smaller pieces. Use 2x4s or other materials to support project when tilting up.

    4. Step: 4

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      Paint or Stain (if desired) I like the natural raw wood, but this project would look great painted as well.

Comments (1)


  • THIS LOOKS LIKE A GREAT PROJECT. SIMPLE, STRIGHT FORWARD DESIGN AND SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR THE NOVICE. THIS ONE JUST GOT PUSHED UP ON MY PROJECT LIST. THANKS FOR THE DESIGN IDEA. JES
    By CALIFBOY, on December 11, 2015

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Homemade Modern Treedition

by Homemade Modern
Nov 03, 2015
Medium 007a83fa daed 4de5 9016 3e315f21a702

This 2x2 Tree project puts a modern spin on holiday decorating. It’s easy to make with a few materials and repetitive steps. I like the natural wood look, but you can finish it off with paint or stain to keep with your style.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 817d2ed6 6864 4bfd 8c94 f88f0445b6b5

    Cut 2x2s Cut the 2x2s using the miter saw. Cut the following lengths and quanitities: Length x Quantity 48” x 1 44” x 4 40” x 4 36” x 4 32” x 8 28” x 4 24” x 12 20” x 4 16” x 16 12” x 4 8” x 20 4” x 4

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 75fb74d0 214c 40ea a511 708f3800fe93

    Sand 2x2s Use the orbital sander to sand the sides of the 2x2s with 150 grit sanding pads.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge be25176b d0d7 4c39 a57a 9c675d90e189

    Assemble Use either the drill or nailer to connect the pieces together. If using the drill and screws, pilot holes are recommended. Keep the fasteners at least 6 inches from the top of the pieces so that they will be hidden. Start with the 48” center piece and work your way out towards the smaller pieces. Use 2x4s or other materials to support project when tilting up.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 2a399849 7d41 4233 bd49 849b9195d68f

    Paint or Stain (if desired) I like the natural raw wood, but this project would look great painted as well.