|Project by aloysius||posted 12-15-2014 10:37 PM||1442 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Well, I had a few minutes after work one night here at my workplace and having seen all of the pallet constructions being done recently, I said “hey, let’s do a holiday specific piece for “she who must be obeyed”?!”
So, I laid out a tree shape on a (reasonably) clean pallet and then used a circular saw, pry bar and sawzall to cut out the outline and remove excess material. Of course, it wasn’t until I stood it up vertically that I noticed the trunk (center pallet rib) was not perpendicular to the floor! I had chosen a racked pallet. After taking it to the garage that weekend, I used my sawzall to cut all the boards loose and then glue and brad nail to a 2×4 I had laying around the shop. A base and edge stiffeners (the boards seemed too flexible nailed only to the 2×4) were added and then I painted it up. Actually, the painting takes more time than any other process.
Of course, after my step daughter (she who must be obeyed 2) saw it . . . I had another to make. The final photo is the first one built, the others are of the second tree. 2nd tree took about 20 minutes to layout and cut, 1/2 hour to base and brace and another 1/2 hour for each of the two paint coats. Lights, ornaments, etc. to be supplied by recipient.
I enjoyed this project . . . what will “she who must be obeyed” think up for me to do next year?!
Merry Christmas from TEXAS, Y’all