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My friend Gail from My Repurposed Life recently posted a salvaged wood Christmas tree on her facebook page that caught my eye. The tree was made by a mutual friend of ours, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors. I clicked over to Donna’s site to read up on how she made it ’cause I knew I wanted to make one too.
I don’t have any fence boards, but I do have more than my share of salvaged wood siding so that’s what I used to make my salvaged wood Christmas tree. I followed Donna’s tip on how to make the cuts 2″ incrementally shorter without measuring each board. This was a huge time saver!
My scrap wood siding is left over from the salvaged wood chalkboard that I made along with some leftover newer tongue and groove siding that I had in my wood pile.
I didn’t follow Donna’s instruction on making the tree stand. My tree will just lean against a wall – either inside or outside. I don’t have room for another free standing tree in my small house ; )
I put my tree together with wood glue and a brad nailer.
The salvaged siding is perfect for this tree. I didn’t have to do anything to it. Perfectly chippy!
But the newer siding need a bit of drybrushing with some white paint to make it look old.
The only thing I added was a wooden star at the top (that I cut out with my band saw) and a couple of strands of felted wool garland. This salvaged wood Christmas tree only took an hour or two to put together. I just love it. What do you think? Do you have some scrap wood laying around to make one?
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