Indoor tree, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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

Install some timber battens along the pencil mark.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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