DIY Birch Christmas Tree

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

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.

Tools

  • Drill Press
  • Circular Saw
  • Impact Driver

Accessories

  • 65 PC. DRILL AND IMPACT DRIVE SET

Materials

  • Birch Logs
  • Square Piece of Wood
  • Wood Screws

Steps

STEP 1

Gather a bundle of birch branches and trunks. Line up the branches and twigs from thick to thin. Stagger the branches and twigs to mimic the outline of a Christmas Tree.

creating shape of Christmas tree

STEP 2

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.

Tools

Circular Saw
Cutting branches to size

STEP 3

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.

Tools

Drill Press
Drilling holes for birch tree

STEP 4

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

Tools

Impact Driver
Drilling birch logs into place