I was wondering if anyone had done a cat tree and was nice enough to share a tutorial.http://www.puffandpooh.com/cat_tips/cat_tree/cat_tree_scratching_post.jpg
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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...
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
How to build a multi level cat tree like those found in pet stores.
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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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: http://pastebin.com/au4rpH7T 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 https://www.instructables.com/* Please report any bugs you find! Known bugs NONE!
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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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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 (http://www.barkcanoe.com/materials.htm) 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!?
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
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..
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound?
Question by i3dpple | last reply
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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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.
Topic by Sunbanks | last reply
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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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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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.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
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
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
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
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
Topic by danneauxs | last reply
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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I have a Lighted Christmas Tree Ornament that is powered by plugging it into a mini light set. I have 5 other Lighted Christmas Tree Ornament that run on watch batteries. Is there a way to convert these into being able to plug into a mini light set????
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Http://www.megagadgets.nl/en/products/minikin-wind-charger-p-1265/ 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.
Question by Floris Vermeir | last reply
So I have salvaged a solar panel and the battery that it charged from a wireless alarm. The battery is 6v 1.2amps. My plan is to have the panel charge the cell during the day (its Ni-Mh) and using an LDR light a 3w led when its dark. The led will be connected to a number of strands of 1.5mm fibre optic cord, with a number of these attached to a tree to make it look.....nice. I have tested three strands of fibre optic cord with lengths of 2m with a lesser led and all appeared fine. I have a 3.7v 700ma driver (coming from China) which will drive one 3w led, along with heat sink. Now is where I am struggling a little, I am not massively experienced in electronics. I think I want a diode attached to the solar panel to avoid battery drain. Then a resistor to reduce my 6v to 3.7-4v and the LDR. Does this look like it would work in principle? Would the battery run 2 of these drivers/leds or would it discharge too rapidly? Thanks for any input!
Topic by earton | last reply
I call this tree greybeard, or grandfather beard. It flowers in the spring. Then it has long green leaves through summer
Maybe you have heard of the "Tree of Life"? It's an old idea, with the first version being sketched by Darwin. There's a new (ish) one out. I saw rough copies last year, but the reference pages of Dawkin's latest book led me to this web page. The image of the Tree there is, officially, "simplified", but still contains 3000 species, so it has a convenient "you are here" marker (second image, plus PDF file). Apparently, to see it properly, you have to print it out at a size of four and a half feet or more... The tattoo is on the back of Clare D'Alberto, who is working on her Ph.D. in biology at the University of Melbourne, but I'd love to see what the Makers here could do with the original image?
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
...you make something and forget to document it because you're so engrossed. I made a night light for my daughter. It is inside a coffee jar usually but for getting a good picture of the tree I took it out. It has a tilt switch for on and off. Upside down is off. It's also got.... A lithium battery Wireless charging Magnet wire construction I'm posting this because I don't know if I'll make another.
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Topic by Kiteman | last reply
i live in florida so trees that live good there would be best
Question by sculptur | last reply
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.
Topic by fungus amungus
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?
Topic by kouraf16 | last reply
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