Yesterday we shared a tutorial for a Rustic Tree Star. Today, we say “there’s more where that came from!” We made a rustic tree stand to match! Mostly by ‘we’, we mean my husband Jay. See, we have this great arrangement: sometimes he asks me to make him stuff, like a kilt….with TWO days notice. True story. Being the DIY’er that I am, I say “yeah probably.” Next thing you know, my super skilled mom, sister, and I are sewing up 4 kilts for Thanksgiving Day golf. (Surprisingly, not as hard as I imagined.)
And another pic-left to right: bro-in-law, brother, uncle (who already had a kilt), dad, husband. I love this picture! Making four kilts in one day was totally worth it! It will be a new tradition to wear kilts for their Thanksgiving morning golf. It better be anyway-ha! 😉
So this arrangement – Jay asks me to make him stuff and I ask him to make me stuff! We utilize each other’s skills-win-win! Conveniently, I had just made him the kilt he asked for when I requested this tree stand. It always helps to have these things fresh on the mind when asking for favors. 🙂
So let’s get to this tree stand already! 🙂 It was inspired by Mandi from Vintage Revivals tree stand (check it out HERE.)
All you need is a 2 x 8 from the Home Depot (8 feet long) and some screws! Well, and a saw and saw operator. 🙂
Jay cut the 2 x 8 into 4 of these:
He used a pocket hole jig (like THIS one) to attach the four pieces together, because he’s kind of professional like that. Screwing the four pieces together would work fine too.
I sanded it a bit and slopped a coat of stain on it, then very patiently waited for it to dry before I brought it in. That was sarcastic….I wasn’t really very patient. I checked on it probably five times then used a paper towel to wipe off whatever stain hadn’t dried so I could get this thing in! Aaand- pretty much, I love it!
We hope you are enjoying these last days before Christmas!
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