Twisted Christmas Tree – A Holiday Woodworking Project

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Santa joined me in the shop and we made a wooden Twisted Christmas Tree! Its made from unfinished cedar so it even smells like a Christmas tree. Below is a Parts List with basic instructions if you would like to build one of your own. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Carmichael Workshop.\r
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Parts List:\r
50 Cedar Strips 3/4 wide x 3/8 thick x 14-1/8 long\r
2-Piece Stand 10 wide x 3.5 tall\r
1 3/8 Hardwood Dowel 26 long\r
1 Star\r
1. Cut cedar strips in pairs starting at 14, decreasing by 1/4 length for each pair. Save all pieces after cutting.\r
2. Cut 3/4 dado half laps in the center of each piece. (Be sure to do a test fit first.)\r
3. Assemble stand and dowel rod. (Note that dowel rod thickness can vary from the store so always drill a test hole for a test fit.)\r
4. Cross-lap each pair of cedar strips in the middle and drill a 3/8 hole through the center, then slide it onto the dowel rod. Continue until at the top of the tree. (Again, drill a hole in a test piece and do a test fit.)\r
5. Drill a 3/8 hole in the base of the star and slide it on top. Note that you may need to cut the dowel rod to fit.\r
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