Step 4: Support the Bottom of the Box

Mark Powers installing a support for the bottom of the x-mas tree box stand
Photo: Mark Weiss
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Measure the height of the tree's pot, then mark a line inside the box to indicate how deep you want the bottom to be. Right under the line, glue and nail scrap blocking at either end of the box, then tack on a center support at the same height.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw, circular saw, or handsaw to cut plywood
    • wire cable snips
      Tin snips
    • pneumatic pin gun
      Pneumatic pin nailer
    • miter saw
      Miter saw to fit cap
    • combination square
      Combination square to lay out measurements and marks
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
      1½-inch paintbrush
    • gloves
      Protective gloves

    Shopping List

    1. 1x1 Get one 8-foot length.

    2. 1x2 Get one 8-foot length.

    3. ¼-inch plywood Get a half sheet and it cut into five pieces: four for the box sides and one for the box's bottom.

    4. -inch nails for tacking in plywood.

    5. 1-inch nails for fastening 1x material.6. Wood glue

    7. Tin ceiling panel

    8. Vinyl adhesive caulk

    9. 1x4 Get one 6-foot length.

    10. 120-grit sandpaper

    11. Latex primer

    12. Latex paint in a color of your choice