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Cat tree

I was wondering if anyone had done a cat tree and was nice enough to share a tutorial.

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Xmas tree

Christmas is coming... Have you got your Xmas tree up and dressed yet? Post pictures and show us what your tree looks like! Also, what kind of tree do you use? Real or Fake? My family use a fake tree, we used to use real ones, but we will never again use them again because... After christmas, my dad tried to get rid of the real tree by burning it outside, when he lit it, after a few seconds later, the fire instantly spread around the tree and shot huge flames high as 30 feet... After that, we had got a few complainants from people in the neighborhood about the orange glow. So we never again going to use a real xmas tree because it is dangerously flammable...

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cat tree?

How to build a multi level cat tree like those found in pet stores.

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lollipop tree game? Answered

Looking for instructions to make 4 sided triangle lollipop tree for carnival sucker pull game Thank you

Question by HarveyThomas    |  last reply

Fibre optic tree?

I want to run my Christmas fibre optic tree without the motor.  Would I have to alter anything, its lamp is 15w 12v?

Question by eileenlilley    |  last reply

wire and bead tree

wire and bead tree tutorial

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Half tree man

Someone said that they were just warts and he just had a bad immune system.What do you think?BTW this is real.

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Hi, We are trying to figure out what kind of material and process to make somewhat realistic palm fronds for our Christmas pageant. We have an 11-foot trunk using a carpet core, which I curved by putting pressure on it overnight.  What should we use for the fronds?  Any ideas to make some that are somewhat believable. I want to get beyond a cardboard cutout. Any ideas from you would be appreciated. Thanks gbhildebrand

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odd potato tree

While traveling it israel i came across this strange tree and i just began called it a potato tree because it seemed to have green potatoes growing on it. so i have but one question for you all; What the hell is this!?!

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Comment Tree Userscript

Discontinued, has been replaced with Instructables Enhancer Hey, still remember back in the day when on 'ibles there were comment trees? Did you also wish to get the nice old comment trees back? Well, as of now it is possible! I made a userscript that'll give you back the good old comment trees! Please keep in mind that it is still in the beta phases and thus has bugs. Anyways, here's the script: To install it downlaod a userscript plugin (chrome: tampermonkey, firefox: greasemonkey) and copy-paste that code in that pastebin as a new userscript. Make sure that the userscript is active on* Please report any bugs you find! Known bugs NONE!

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Leveling a tree stump

Hi there everyone. So I have a bit of a dilemma. There's 3 or 4 beautiful knotted and dried tree stumps that I pass everyday and I've finally decided I want to drag them back home with me (which is another problem entirely) and use at least one to give my rain barrel some height. It's about a foot and a half in height, and just about thick enough to handle it. My problem is that the top is completely uneven and has been hacked with a chainsaw. I'd need to level the whole thing on top and bottom to make it useable. I just have no idea how I can go about doing this WITHOUT using a chainsaw. Thanks in advance everyone. I'll post photos soonish.

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How to make a tree?

I just moved my office and now there is a pole in my cubicle. I've decided to turn this heinous and inglorious pole into a beautiful and realistic indoor tree. The pole is 6" in diameter (18" circumference), 9' high. I've ordered birch bark tubes to wrap around ( the pole. The trunk is set. Next up is to make branches for the top of the tree. Anyone have experience making branches and leaves look realistic? Where can I buy artificial leaves? Should I buy an artificial tree and cut off the leaves? Should I make the leaves myself? Thanks!?

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Tree house book

Hello everyone!!I'm looking for a book on tree house construction. I'm not interested in looking at images of various tree houses that have been built but I would really like to find clever details that deal with the construction of a tree house in a ''tree friendly'' manner. Does anybody have any ideas?Thank you in advance,

Question by alison katri    |  last reply

Propagating a spruce tree

I have a Norway Spruce tree about 20 years old, but too young to bear seed cones. what is the best way to propagate from cuttings?

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cold porcelain tree

steps to make cold porcelain tree

Topic by halla    |  last reply

Help with wire trees

Does anyone know anything about wire trees? How about lapidary tecniques? I need help. I made a wire tree out of laquered wire and I wish to attach small, tumbled stones to the ends of the wires...This is for a rolling ball sculpture project. I plan to have several of these trees (hopefully copper wire; I think I have some) attached to polished spheres made of natural stone that are attached to the frame of the sculpture. The track has 1" or 1/2" glass/polished stone marbles that roll along a flame-soldered wire track that winds in and out of the branches of the trees. How do I attach these tiny stones to the ends of this tree without the fear of them falling off? Some kind of loop? Glue? Both? I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions or advice..

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what is the best type of tree to create a bonsai tree with? Answered

i live in florida so trees that live good there would be best

Question by sculptur    |  last reply

How to make a lifesized tree?

Need to create an abstract large tree, preferably out of recycled materials. Looking for suggestions.

Question by pwadams    |  last reply

Save my Christmas Tree!

My Christmas tree is no longer sucking up water,and it is beginning to droop.I remember hearing on Mythbusters that bleach helps the Christmas tree last longer. Is this a good idea,or do you have another suggestion?

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Is There Something Wrong With My Tree?

I just checked the water level of my tree. When I pulled my hand out, it was covered in tiny white and black squirming bugs (about the size of a grain of sand). Is that, well, natural for a Turkish Fir tree.

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Ash Around Fruit Tree.

Last year some of my fruit trees died because of wood bores and other damaging ground bugs. I remember once hearing that ashes spread around the fruit tree will protect it from these bugs, but I was told that if you spread too much ash around the tree it will be killed. Does anyone know the right amount of ash to use?

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Book Store Christmas Tree.

Look at the picture.  Enjoy the festive simplicity. Source.

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There was a parrot in our tree! (updated)

I was on the computer and my dad came inside and told me there was a parrot in our tree! So I grabbed my camera and ran outside. It's a really beautiful bird. We got it to go onto someone's arm and then got it into our garage. Then it landed on my arm so my dad tried to come catch it with a box and it almost got stuck in my hair. Eventually we got it in the box and brought it over to my neighbors house (she was helping us catch it) because my mom would have a cow if she came home and saw that I had a parrot. They're going to call the police department and stuff so they most likely won't be able to keep it :(Update The neighbors had the parrot for quite a while and they had put an and in the newspaper and everything and then they gave it to one of their friends to take care of and then later the person who owned the bird came back from vacation and contacted them about it. I'm not sure what happened after that.

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Ornament Patch Giveaway: Trees!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! You can't have ornaments without trees! So to go along with all these ornaments we want to see some trees in the comments. So... If you want a patch, post a new comment with a picture of a tree. Check out my first comment below for an example. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Don't do the Christmas tree thing? It can be any tree. Giveaway ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.

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Fitting Horse Swing to a Tree?

I have a horse swing for the kids brought some years ago and now come to fitting and find no instructions on how best to fit to a tree - any ideas? If i just tie it to one point on the tree it folds up and twists, not swings - before I try and fool around, would be nice if someone could advise the best? Thanks

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Slow down cars with trees.

Traffic calming schemes are frequently unpopular with drivers; speed bumps and oddly-placed bollards make life uncomfortable. In Norfolk, England, a new scheme is being presented that slows traffic without even touching the road or obstructing the driver. Two hundred trees have been planted at the boundaries of villages suffering from speeding drivers, and it is the trees that fool drivers into slowing; they are in rows down each side of the road, and as they approach the village, they get slightly closer together, and slightly closer to the road. Seen only in the driver's peripheral vision, the trees give the same subliminal visual clues as increasing speed would, and drivers respond by unconsciously slowing down.  The illusion has slowed traffic by an average of about 3km per hour. The illusion has been used before (rumble strips on the approaches to roundabouts are spaced more and more closely together to create an audible illusion of acceleration), but the more subtle nature of the tree-planting makes it less obvious, and thus harder to resist.  Provisionally seen as a success, more detailed, longer-term results are to be presented to the Department of Transport in the Autumn, with a view to rolling it out on B-roads nationally. The Independent Autoblog

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Trombone Tree/Shrub Sprayer

We have low water pressure and a hose end sprayer doesn't reach very far.  I have been looking at Trombone Tree Sprayers in gardening magazines and though there must be a cheaper alternative.  Surely something could be made out of PVC and o-rings and some tubing. The sprayer seems to really be some sort of piston pump, kinda like a bicycle pump with a valve that draws water through a hose where the end is placed in a bucket of the liquid you want to spray.  You push the one tube into the other and is sprays about 20-25", kinda the same montion a trombone player uses. Anyone got plans or an idea on how to make this? Thanks in advance Danneauxs

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If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound? Answered

If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound?  

Question by i3dpple    |  last reply

Groasis helps trees grow anywhere

Want to plant trees anywhere, even the desert? Then the Graosis Waterboxx might be the solution. It's a container that sits around the base of a young tree. It collects both rainwater and condensation in a reservoir and the water is then wicked down to the roots. Once the tree's roots grow down deep enough to sustain itself, the box can be removed. It seems to be pretty effective, too. While testing in the Sahara desert, 90% of trees that used the Growboxx survived compared to only 10% of the other trees that were planted and watered daily. The next step is to test at 25 locations in 8 different countries.

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Creating my own Christmas Tree

I am a university student in a foreign country and I live in a VERY small room...however, sentiment has kicked in, and I want my own christmas tree!! However, I do not want to spend money, I am already on a tight budget, but I also want to craft it myself! I did find an instructable on making a christmas tree out of real tree clippings, but I do not think you can find any real evergreens in Cyprus at least near my place. I also found another tutorial on making the tree out of 300 mountain dew cans, but hello, I do not drink THAT much of beverages :P Do you have any ideas on how to make my own christmas tree cheap and creatively?

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Any tips for a beginning tree climber? Answered

So lately I have been interested in tree climbing. But I don't have any gear or anything fancy, and I don't plan to. But are their any tips or guides for solo/ unassisted tree climbing?

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Ideas To Build A Cheap Tree house???

Ok, I'm building a tree house, so far I have my Frame and Floor Joists up on my 8x8 Tree House. Now I need Walls and Floor and ceiling and do not want to have to pay 30 $ for Plywood or 75 $ for decking. I already know I could use pallets for the floor, but what about the ceiling, and walls? Try to suggest something under 40 $ Thanks

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Tree Trunks - Sap - Lichen - Help!

Hey folks, I would really appreciate advice on my first wood project! I have acquired chopped tree trunks in various sizes, ranging diameter 20-30cm, height up to 50cm. I dont really know the history of the wood but i think it was left out in the rain after being cut. I have stored in my garage now. They are dry to the touch. All trunks are seeping with Sap and the bark is starting to discolour by some form of lichen. My aim was to use trunks as part of a shop window display. The plan was to sand the surfaces of the tops and bottoms, whilst retaining the bark. Treat the trunks with a wood preserver and primer then possibly gloss the whole trunk.  Is it at all possible the sap will stop if i do what im planning? And can the lichen be removed in order for the bark to look more attractive?  I have attached a link to a similar question from a few years ago, unfortunately it doesnt answer my query. Any help and direction is greatly appreciated  Sheena

Question by SheenaM16  

how to make a homemade family tree? Answered

For hanging small family pictures

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Instructables mentioned in Tree Lobsters! today

I read a few webcomics here and there.  One of my favorites is Tree Lobsters!, a four panel comic about arboreal crustaceans with a scientific and skeptical bent.   I was pleased this morning after I read today's comic, when I tapped the "Secret Message" button at the bottom of the page and found a brief but amusing reference to the site we all know and love.

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Electric Eel Powers Christmas Tree

Y'know, I've always wondered about this. An aquarium filled with exotic fish here is using an electric eel to power lights on a Christmas tree.Each time the electric eel at the Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium touches a copper wire in its tank, it sends power that lights up globes decking a Christmas tree.From the Mainichi Daily News. Can't get the link to work to verify, so possibly a hoax.

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Abstract Tree Prop out of recycled materials

Hi, I am looking for a way to create a life size tree or abstract looking tree preferably out of recycled materials. Any suggestions?

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Need to create a lifesize "tree" out of recyclable materials

Can anyone suggest a way to create a life sized tree or an abstact looking tree (preferably out of recycled materials)?

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Which 'able can I use to launch a rope into a tree?

I recently cut down a tree for the first time, and though nothing damaged and nobody got hurt, it fell in the exact opposite direction that we wanted it to. Part of the reason this happened was because we decided not to tie a rope to the tree, partly because it was very, very difficult to get the rip UP INTO the tree (by tying a hammer to it, and throwing). I saw the net gun 'able, and got me thinking, there's got to be a way to launch a single rope, maybe 30' or 40' up, with some sort of weight on the end, into the top of a tree. It would need a weight heavy enough to drop the end of the rope back down to the ground, in order to tie the proper knot on it, to secure the rope to the tree. I suppose fishing line could be used if it's not strong enough to launch rope, and the rope can be tied onto the line and pulled over. So is there an instructible I should use, or which one should I modify? I have compressed air and proper tools, but I'm not engineering-minded enough to come up with my own (nor do I have the time and money for repeated trial and error).

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How to make a lego T-Rex dino?

Where do we get started with making a large lego tree T-Rex? How long does it take? How do we contruct it? pls help!

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How to make a Christmas Tree look fuller?

My tree is tall and beautiful, but the branches are fairly spread out. It's a spruce, with short needles. I am looking for some creative ways to make it appear bushier. Adding real tree boughs isn't an option because I don't want them to dry out. I have a ton of ornaments to go on this baby, and I would love some ideas. Thanks!

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My Little Trees' Leaves Have Dried... Answered

I have cups with little trees growing in them, and they recently got mold on the soil and their leaves are dry (but are still green).  I got rid of as much of the mold as I could and have given them more water, but...  Will they survive?

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Will persimmon trees breed true from seed?

There is a persimmon tree nearby with fruit a little bigger than most. Can I just use the seeds, or do I have to cut a branch and make it root? I know apples don't breed true from seeds, but I don't know about persimmons.

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Question by alsports2000  

Tree moat digging machine need help

I am needing to dig tree moats around 150 trees in an orchard. We use flood irrigation to water them. Each tree has a sprinkler head. I am needing to build a moat around each tree to keep the water near the roots. As of right now we are forced to use a hand hoe to make them. On some spots i have to use a shovel to break the soil up before I can use the hoe to make the moat. Does anyone have any ideas on a machine or better process to make them? What came to mind was a trench machine or some kind of disc harrow. The problem with the trencher i see is they are made to go forward and not side to side. The moat are not that deep maybe 5-7 in deep. A photo of one i dug by hand as an example.

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A min-wind turbine tower possibly tree like form

Http:// The image above show the small windturbines I would like to use withouth the battery compartiment, or something like wise. with the stormy weather, I was wondering if a vertical colum 3 wide, and say 3,5 m high could not be used to generate electricty. I then thought it would be better if it liked a bit like a tree, have a tree shape. So that in the bottom 0,5 m there are no mini wind turbines, but at the top end it would have tree like shape filled with them, all generating there bit of power and adding that to a battery system. As I consider it possible that to much power could be obtained, so the excess power would go to a kind of art installation. I wonder how to fabricate such a small turbine myself, but also what windspeed it could have, and how much power each one could generate. e.g. could it generate so much power that it damages itself. It may not be the most efficient form as that a small windturbine would do the same, but in total it would be flatter and with a nice color i´d like them more. I don´t really like the grayish color of those big ones they build along the road. The idea behind it is that you can then ´plant´ a forest of them. The images are merly to given an idea.

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