Modern Plywood Christmas Tree DIY


Looking for modern alternative to traditional Christmas tree? Here you go - hygge Christmas tree from plywood. Simple and not expensive and easy to store and you will not be bothered about dropped needles that are catered all over the house from real Christmas tree.
This tutorial is for a 62 cm tall and 50 cm width Christmas tree. You can make any dimensions desired.
I decorated this tree with scented Christmas tree ornaments from MiLiCrafts.

  • Plywood sheet (4 x 500 x 760 mm)
  • 10 Wooden dowel pins (8 x 70 mm)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Hand saw or jig saw
  • Drill with 8 mm drill bit
  • Sanding paper  (150 grit)

STEPS 1. Draw the cutting lines. 
  1. Draw the horizontal line in the middle of the sheet.
  2. Measure 55 cm from the top and draw the horizontal line.
  3. Draw the side lines.
  1. Draw the 7 x 20 cm tree stem.
  2. Draw two more 7 x 20 cm rectangles (it will be the support parts).
  3. You have a cutting lines (just eliminate the vertical center line). 
2. Cut out all the elements.

3. Measure and draw the cutting lines for support parts
  1. In the middle of stem parts draw the cutting lines for the slots. In the tree stem center draw 0.8 cm width line which has to be 7 cm tall. In the middle of support stem parts draw 3.5 cm lines (the cutting line is 0.4 cm width).
  2. Cut out the joining slots.
  3. Try to join the tree and see if it joins smoothly.
4. Sand all the edges of the cut out.

5. Mark and drill the holes for dowel pins
  1. Measure and mark the drilling points.
  2. Drill the holes.
  3. Sand the cut out holes.
  4. Put in the pins. 
6. Assemble and enjoy your Christmas tree

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