How to Build 3D Wood Trees for Christmas and Winter Decor

Continuing in our Creative Christmas series: Krista envisioned and built these adorable rustic 3D wood trees from reclaimed wood, built with angled tiers of wood slats stacked pyramid-style on top of each other. Perfect for Christmas and the whole winter. The cutting and assembly method is so brilliant, and Krista walks you through it all in the post so you can build your own little grove of wood evergreen trees!

Build a set of rustic 3D wood trees for Christmas and winter decorating, using a couple of old reclaimed wood fence boards and your miter saw.

Aren’t these trees great? My mom replaced her fence that was older than I, and gave me all of the wonderful weathered slats!

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The idea for these trees came to me while driving my kids to school. I wanted to make something you could view 360 degrees, and I wanted to try cutting the boards like crown molding.Krista Fuhriman Remodelaholic 3d Christmas Trees Photo On Table (1)

I couldn’t wait to see how they turned out. So I hurried home, and got to work! I love how they turned out!

How to Build Stacked & Tiered 3D Wood Trees

Click here to download the 3D wooden tree woodworking plan

or click here for the instructions for the herringbone trees featured in the video

Bundle and save! This plan is also available in the Wooden Christmas Tree Woodworking Plan Bundle. 4 plans, save 30% over buying individually!

Supplies

*Or you can use fresh wood and distress it with stain and tools for  a weathered look, like this.

Tools

Build a set of rustic 3D wood trees for Christmas and winter decorating, using a couple of old reclaimed wood fence boards and your miter saw.

The 6-page printable building plan includes cut dimensions and instructions for how to set up your saw and create a fence/jig to cut the angles to create the “pyramids” to stack to make the trees. Dimensions included for 3-tier, 4-tier, and 5-tier wood trees.

How to Paint Weathered Wood Trees

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Using a dry brush, paint your trees! I painted the small tree with white acrylic paint.

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I painted the medium tree with a metallic green paint.

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For the large tree I alternated each layer with a silver metallic paint, and gold metallic paint.

 

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These would look great as a centerpiece.

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With some straw and lights,

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or on your front porch next to these Rustic Herringbone Wood Trees.

Click here to download the 3D Tiered Wood Trees printable woodworking plan

More DIY Christmas ideas:

 

Tips and trick for beautiful homemade gingerbread houses

Dollar Store Christmas Tree Decorating: Wintry Silver and White White And Silver Dollar Store Christmas Tree @Remodelaholic

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  1. Hi this is a terrific project for wood workers. I only have one question and would like to know if you could post the equivalent angles since i only have an 81/4 miter saw. I have cut crown moldings flat on the saw. The saw has crown moldings angles to be able to cut them on flat.