We share simple instructions on how to build a Christmas tree stand this holiday season.
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Set up the 2x10 board, and lay out tools. Mark the layout for the leg starting with the lower right corner. Make your first mark 2” from the right edge of the board.
Mark the board 1’ 10 ¼” from the first mark.
Bind the lower section using two rulers or a framing square.
Connect the lines.
The bottom right of the leg is at a 90-degree angle. Mark 6" up using a framing square.
Mark the top right angle using the framing square as a 90-degree reference.
Draw the foot of the leg, and extend the line 3" using the framing square as a 90-degree reference.
Mark the 2” vertical line (Image 1), and connect the shape (Images 2-4).
Cut out the shape with a circular saw (Images 1 and 2). Finish the inside cut with a jigsaw (Images 3 and 4).
Mark the rest of the 2x10 boards in 2’ 6” length increments, and cut with a chop saw or circular saw.
Trace the first leg on each board, and cut as before.
Round over all outside edges with a router or sander as desired.
Mark a reference line down from the top peak of each leg using a framing square.
Drill a counterbore hole and through hole on the reference line in each leg for attachment.
Turn legs over, and make a mark 4” from the left side and 2” from the top (Image 1). Counterbore and drill through on the mark (Images 2 and 3).
Attach legs together in a pinwheel pattern using two cabinet lags in each leg.
Insert the T-nuts with a hammer on the inside of the legs.
Insert four eye bolts through the T-bolts.
Drill and insert self-leveling feet on all four legs following package instructions.
Paint or finish as desired.
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