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Painted 2x4 scrap Christmas Tree Stand

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Project by dbhost posted 11-26-2011 07:16 AM 2728 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dimensions are 28.5×28.5×4”. Material is SYP 2×4 stock jointed and planed to 1.25”. Construction is dowels and glue finished with Rustoleum spray primer, topped with 2 coats Rustoleum hunter green enamel. This has been one of a stack of projects that have been sitting partially done in my project queue for far too long, but since it is after Thanksgiving, I have GOT to have it done, or the tree doesn’t go up…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 02:56 PM

necessity is without the Mother of Invention!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 04:54 PM

I remember my Dad, and I used to build tree stands, now I just use the one that came with the plastic tree. I have used a few cans of that Hunter Green myself, over the years, and have a few on the shelf. Spray cans are still a good way to go for projects like this.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 11:34 AM

It’s getting to that time of year again at least you will now have it for years to come

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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dbhost

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 04:51 PM

The finish isn’t exactly where I want it, but it will do for now. Once this season is over, it goes back in the shop for more sanding and a couple more coats of paint… I wanted a glassy smooth finish, with no grain showing through. The grain shows…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 05:08 PM

About 30 years ago, I made my own step stool, with the mechanism like the ones where you step on it and your weight compresses some springs so that the bottom come in contact with the floor. (Have a steel one of those in the shop now) Then I found some good wood filler, used it, and sanded it smooth. Then about 4 or 5 spray paint coats. That gave me a glossy smooth finish. I used the same technique when I was in Taiwan in the service for a vanity. The filler was the trick, I decided.

Have a good day…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 05:44 PM

I’ve got plenty of filler in this thing…. The grain is just popping is all… I should have gone another coat or two of pimer before color coating it, that is what usually works for me… I was just in a hurry to get the tree up.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 04:20 AM

When it is time to do the tree, it is time to do the tree. I understand. But pretty easy to finish off later.

You know, I have this keyboard slide out, that I am currently using…....for the last 4 to 5 years. No finish whatsoever. It will hold my flightsim yoke, as well as a keyboard, so it is always in use. I have two side keyboards, and they are nicely finished.

But with a tree stand, 99% of the time it is not in use. You I bet you get it finished!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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