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!
Aren’t these trees great? My mom replaced her fence that was older than I, and gave me all of the wonderful weathered slats!
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!
- 3 weathered 3 1/2″fence slats*
- 1 weathered 2″x 2″ x 6’*
- 1 weathered 2″x 4″x 6’*
- 1 1/4″ 18 gauge finish nails
- 2″ 16 gauge finish nails
- Scrap 1″x 2″x 2′
*Or you can use fresh wood and distress it with stain and tools for a weathered look, like this.
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
Using a dry brush, paint your trees! I painted the small tree with white acrylic paint.
I painted the medium tree with a metallic green paint.
For the large tree I alternated each layer with a silver metallic paint, and gold metallic paint.
These would look great as a centerpiece.
With some straw and lights,
or on your front porch next to these Rustic Herringbone Wood Trees.
Click here to download the 3D Tiered Wood Trees printable woodworking plan
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