Hi everyone! Hope you all had an awesome weekend! It’s the holiday seasons, everyone’s trying to prepare and things can be a bit hectic. Over the weekend I went to a workshop at my local Home depot. For those who don’t know, Home depot host workshops for kiddos, as well as adults. So I encourage you to check the workshop out when you have free time. It’s lots of fun!!! I personally signed up to have mommy time away from the kiddos for a few and learn something new. Now, I would love to share my diy project I assembled at home after my learning experience.
Alright, let’s get started! For the first time I rented a Brad Nailer and air compressor which you don’t have to. Using a nail and hammer will be just find if you don’t mind the hammer imprints or nail heads. I just got persuaded to rent one, plus it does make assembling a lot quicker. In my point of view, I found renting tools was quite expensive (sighs. . .money wasted.)
The materials needed:
- 1- 1″ x 12″ x 6’Common Board
- 3- 1″ x 2″ x 8′ Common Board
- 1- Pack 1 ¼” Brad Nails
- 1- pack 2″ Corner Braces and Screws or (2 single packs of door hinges 3″ with ¼ ” radius with screws
- Hand saw or circular saw
- Drill or scree driver
- 18 ga. Brad Nailer (rented along with the compressor)
- Measuring Tape
- Safety Goggles
- Ryboi Corner Sander
According to the measurements:
- The 1″ x 12″ x 6′ common board cut 3 times at 24″.
- The first 1″ x 2″ x 8′ common board cut 4 times at 24″.
- The second 1″ x 2″ x 8′ common board cut 2 times at 24″, and then cut 5 more times at 8 ¼” with an extra remaining piece of wood.
- The last 1″ x 2″ x 8′ common board cut 10 times at 8 ¼ ” with an extra remaining piece of wood.
After the long tedious work of cutting and measuring(mind you I was using a hand saw.) Instead of assembling my project after cutting my boards this time around, I decided to sand with the Ryboi Corner Sander, use the Brad nailer, and then stain the wood with Rust-Oleum weathered grey stain. If you don’t feel like staining you can always leave as is, paint, or even use chalk paint and write the years or name of your family. Oh the possibilities!
Now let’s keep it moving. Take two of the 24″ cuts from the 1″ x 2″x 8′ board and lay it on the top and bottom of the 24″ cut from the 1″ x 2″ x 12′ board. Next take two of the 8 ¼” cut and lay on each side of the 24″ board making a frame.
Then place the next three 8 ¼ ” boards inside the frame. There may be an overhang which. If there’s an overhang you want to your bottom board to be flushed at the bottom so the board can sit evenly on the floor. In other words, the overhang will be at the top, but you can’t tell when looking from the front of the boards. Secure the boards with the Brad nailer after spacing everything evenly. Continue to build and secure your frames with the next 2 boards. You should have 3 frames in total.
Attach the panels so that the side of one board is against the backside of the front panel. Using a drill, screw the brackets to the top and bottom of each board. If you decided on hinges, use the drill to screw the hinges to the middle of the back side of the board. Do the same with the last board. Ta da!!! Your Christmas Tree Stand!
Thanks for taking the time to diy with me. As always sharing is caring. Positive thoughts are always welcome!