How to build a heavy duty christmas tree stand - diy tutorial by ANA-WHITE.com
1 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
1 - 2x4 @ 12 feet long (can cut in half for transport)
2-3/4" self tapping wood screws
1 - 1/4" brad nails
Saws-All or Jigsaw
2 - 2x6 @ 30"
2 - 2x6 @ 12"
2 - 2x6 @ 6"
4 - scrap wood pieces @ 5-1/2" long (1x2 or 1x3 work great)
4 - 2x4 @ 30" - approximate length - with one end cut at angle on bottom
Attach 2- 2x6 boards together at center in large X. Make sure each 2x6 overhangs the same amount from the center. Use a speed square to make sure boards cross at a 90 degree angle.
Fill in under the upper 2x6 on ends. Fill in the lower 2x6 on top - this helps support the bucket and gives you more to attach cross bracing to.
Set bucket in center and attach scrap wood pieces around to secure bucket in center. Place tree in bucket.
Cut cross bracing to fit tree from 2x4s and screw to base and tree trunk. We ended up using a saws-all to trim the tops of the 2x4s ends to fit around the tree.