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DIY Christmas Decoration 02

  • Table of contents
    • Step 1 – sawing the sides and base
    • Step 2 – sawing angles
    • Step 3 – sanding & assembling
    • Step 4 – oiling
  • List of materials
    • Timber (oak)
    • Bauble
    • Hook, string
  • Tools/machines
    • Drill
    • Circular table saw
    • Cordless screwdriver
    • Belt sander (scheppach OSM600)
    • Abrasive paper
    • Mitre saw (scheppach HM140L)
    • Bevel, folding ruler, pencil
  • Protective equipment
    • Safety goggles
    • Gloves
    • Work clothing
    • Hearing protection
  • Step 1 – sawing the sides and base
  • Step 2 – sawing angles
  • Step 3 – sanding & assembling
  • Step 4 – oiling

Base the measurements on your requirements or on the material that you may have left over and want to use for this project. In my case, I went for the following measurements:

Height 37 cm (or 30 cm for the second triangle)

Width 30 cm (or 24 cm for the second triangle)

Depth 3.5 cm (for both)


I’m using oak timber that I sawed out of a larger piece. Of course, you can vary that. Just use what you like or what you’ve got around.

Everything ready? Then let’s start!

Step 1 – sawing the sides and base

First of all, we’ll saw the sides and the base to size. The best tool for this is a circular table saw. Please make sure that you’re using a fence for thin pieces. Then we’ll continue with the angles we want to saw. We have a triangle here with a total of 180 degrees: right and left will each be 67.5 degrees and 45 degrees at the top.

Step 2 – sawing angles

Now we can saw the angles. A mitre saw is perfect for this. I’m using the HM140L so I can get the angles exactly right. And remember: work carefully and deliberately.

Step 3 – sanding & assembling

For the sanding, I’m using the OSM600 as well as abrasive paper. I didn’t round off the edges because I preferred that look. But here, too, you can give free rein to your imagination. Assembly follows the sanding. For this, I used glue and a pneumatic nail gun, making the joints as safe as houses. Use instant adhesive to attach a small hook to hang the bauble.

Step 4 – oiling

It will look great when you oil/wax it. This will really bring out the grain. And finally: hang the bauble. Done. A beautiful eye-catcher and, of course, self-made is always better.

Thank you very much to das_handwerksduo for these instructions. Enjoy following along.

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