Weathered Scrap Wood Crate Christmas Tree Stand

Using up my scrap pile, I created this fantastic whimsical way of displaying my christmas tree. The actual process was really straight forward.. build a basic box and then accent it with wooden shims to create the "x" panel not he sides.
Using a bucket full of concrete and PVC pipe I also made sure the tree was really stable even when I couldn't use it's original stand.
It started with a pile of wood scraps.. They were very random.. all shapes and thicknesses.. but somehow I made them work.
I used large 2-bys as the outer frame of the crate.

Slowly the box came together.
I used wood shims to create the "X" on the sides. They were easy to cut with a box cutter.

You won't believe how cut they came out.. click the link at the bottom to see the final version!

Now I want to make one for every tree in my house!
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  • Peggy B Peggy B on Nov 30, 2015
    very, very creative...I will send this to my friend...she has a cat which turns over her tree..n it is an ideal for me...thank you for sharing...good instructions...

  • Judy4justice Judy4justice on Nov 30, 2015
    You could have painted the box red to look like a drum, that would have been cute!