DIY wood Christmas tree base cover from Ana-White.com
4 - 5-1/2" x 72" cedar fence pickets 2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
12 - cedar fence pickets @ 17" long 6 - 1x3 @ 17" long 4 - 1x3 @ approx 19-1/2" long CUT TO FIT!!! 4 - cedar fence pickets @ 16" long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build the two smaller panels.
Build the two larger panels, with 1x3 ends overhanging enough to cover the ends of the panels built in step 1.
Add a cleat inside the larger panels for the top to sit on.
Attach the panels together at corners with 2" screws predrilled at corners.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.