Indoor tree, 2018

01 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
01 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
02 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
02 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Material: 1 tree, timber boards, battens, hacksaw, planner, laser, drill, paint

03 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
03 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Cut the tree to the right height and define the position of its base.

04 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
04 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Mark the position of the trunk with tape and use a planner to make it level, so that the tree sit nicely on its base

05 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
05 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Use a laser to define where you will install the first shelf. Mark the wall with a pencil and mark the tree with a marker over some tape.

06 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
06 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Install some timber battens along the pencil mark.

07 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
07 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Cut the tree with a hacksaw, following the marker line you have just drawn

08 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
08 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Put the tree back in its position and check the level. Use a planner to make sure it is perfectly levelled. Use strong wood adhesive to set the base in position.

09 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
09 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Cut a wooden board and screw the tree from above. Use a countersink drill bit to make sure the screw are flush, and nothing protrude.

10 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
10 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Install the rest of the tree and use your level again to set the next line. Mark and cut as before.

11 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
11 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Drill and set a wooden dowel into the trunk. Use some wood glue to set the base in place.

12 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
12 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino

Repeat until every shelf is installed. Protect each boards and tree and paint every batten with 2 coats of the same colour as the wall ( so they disappear).

13 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino
13 indoor tree, Lili Giacobino