Step 1 Cut All Boards
First, cut the 1-inch x 3-inch x 8-foot board into different lengths to create the branches of the tree. You'll need the following lengths:
- Branch 1: 12 inches
- Branch 2: 18 inches
- Branch 3: 24 inches
- Branch 4: 30 inches
- Branch 5: 36 Inches
Cut 2-inch x 2-inch x 8-foot board down so that it is 30 inches long. This will become the tree trunk.
If you want to give each branch a polished finish, take a few moments to sand the cut edges and surfaces of each of the cut boards with a sanding block.