Chris Laws from Living Faith Alliance Church in Vineland, NJ brings us this Christmas look.
From Chris: This is our first full Christmas season in our new building. Everything we do on our stage has to be freestanding. I saw a few different tree designs on this website and copied it for our stage. I took some time to measure out how many trees we could use before we built them. The toughest part of building them was the angle cut at the top. It’s a 75 degree angle cut. (My miter box only goes to 45 so I had to hold them long ways at 15 degrees to get the top angle right.). The bottom cuts are 15 degrees. I put wood feet on the bottom of them. I also used lighter sized lumber for the smaller trees to keep the cost down.
We only wrapped the front of the trees and then stopped the material to the wood on the back.
Version that inspired this:
Lumber – $180
Box of screws – $4
Wrapping Paper & Lights – $60
Saran Wrap – Donated ($20 – giant roll of Pallet wrap from Lowes)
Foil Wrap – Donated
Par Up Lights – We already had these
Light bar mini’s – $200
Two Coroplast sheets 10′ x 5′ – $80
Lumber Purchase (Home Depot):
This is for 13 trees: two 12′ trees, five 10′ trees, four 8′ trees, two 6′ trees
15 – 2 x 3 x 8
13 – 2 x 4 x 10
5 – 2 x 4 x 12
5 – 2 x 6 x 8
4 – 2 x 4 x 92 5/8