Advent Calendar

By Mr.BuildIt

SKILL
easy

Countdown the days till Christmas! Get festive and celebrate the holiday season with an Advent Calendar that can be filled with treats or activities for each day before Christmas 🎄🎅

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Orbit Sander
  • Drill

Accessories

  • 65 PC. DRILL AND IMPACT DRIVE SET
  • 7 PC. 5" RANDOM ORBIT SANDER SAND PAPER

Materials

  • (2) 1"x4"x8'
  • (25) Hooks
  • 1"x2"x4'
  • Wood Glue

Steps

STEP 1

Cut out all material using the Lumber & Sheet Cut Layout Guide. Some initial sanding can be done after cutting the boards and panels. Sanding pieces prior to building can make the process easier before final assembly.

Tools

Miter Saw
Cutting the wood

STEP 2

Measure down 5-5/8" from top end of 36" trunk board. Center Top Branch board onto trunk. Attach with glue and nails.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing the wood

STEP 3

Add remaining boards by centering and leaving a 2-1/2" gap between each board. Progression of the boards get longer towards bottom. Attach with glue and nails.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood to the advent calendar

STEP 4

Sand and add hooks. Top Branch holds (3) hooks, Upper Branch holds (4) hooks, Middle Branch holds (5) hooks, Lower Branch holds (6) hooks and Bottom Branch holds (7) hooks. For location of hooks measure 2" in from top cut and down 1" on both ends.

Tools

Drill
Attaching hooks

STEP 5

Add Advent ornaments to tree.

Advent ornaments