Introduction: DIY Christmas Tree Project

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If you’re bored with traditional styling and want something alternative and original for this year’s Xmas, we created a 3D printed Xmas tree using the Joints and Wires plugin in our free VECTARY 3D editor

What you need:

  • 3D printer or 3D printing service to 3D print joints
  • Wooden sticks
  • Saw
  • Measuring tape

Step 1: 3D Print Joints

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Download the joints for free and 3D print them.

We used a Zortrax M200 3D printer and ABS filament. If you don’t own a 3D printer, you can always use 3D printing services such as Shapeways to order a 3D print.

The tree is made of 2 types of joints.


You will need 5 pieces for the trunk and 18 pieces for the twigs.

Step 2: Get Some Wooden Sticks of Different Sizes.

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You will need sticks with 3 different diameters. You can buy these wooden sticks in any hobby shop or online .

Main stick used for the trunk:
length: 800mm (31,5 inch)

diameter: 20 mm (0,79 inch)

The twig base:

sticks with different lengths and a 12mm (0,47 inch) diameter.

From bottom to top:

3x 225mm (8,86 inch)

3x 195 mm (7,68 inch)

3x 145 mm (1,77 inch)

3x 125mm (4,92 inch)

3x 100mm (3,94 inch)

For the stand:

diameter: 12mm (0,47 inch)

length: 3x 200 mm (7,87 inch)

Small twigs:

diameter: 10 mm (0,39 inch)

lengths:

15x 100mm (3,94 inch)

21x 70mm (2,76 inch)

You can fit and place these small end sticks quite randomly for a more natural look.

Comments

Swansong (author)2017-11-17

That's a neat tree :) This would be great for an apartment!

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