I was asked to make a yard decoration made out of old boots for my mother. So This is what I ended up with. I took an old limb from a tree that was dead, cut it to the length I needed (5 feet) and then I attached it to a base that I had found at a junk sale. After that was done I polyed the limb and the boots and an old cowboy hat, to protect them from the elements. Next I added some Graveyard moss and some hens and chickens. My mother absolutely loves her Boot Tree.