|Project by Eric||posted 12-03-2011 04:13 AM||1374 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this Christmas star last year from some 1×3, outlined it with lights and hoisted it 20 feet over the kids’ swingset. Well, I had to do better this year, right?
While the star is finished and made of wood, I think the real story of this project is the installation. For 2011, I thought I’d go higher. Thirty feet high as a matter of fact. To begin, I dug a hole behind the swingset sand area and archored a 4×4 post 16” deep in the ground. Next I ran a 5/8 hole through the base of the star “stem” and the 4×4 post. Next I pounded a LARGE allen wrench through both to serve as a pivot point. While I’m no Steve Ramsey (www.woodworkingformeremortals.com) behind the camera, I think the rest is best explained here….
REDNECK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS