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  1. Default ***Fiberglass Trees*** HOW to ROT 2012 
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    I have currently started on our 2012 haunted house, we have many things in store for this year..... The First Project I have selected is to build 7, 11' by 36" inch trees. These Trees were influenced by a post someone made on fiberglass Trees a few years ago on this forum. The RoT trees will be made out of 1/2" ply, ripped down 2x4's, Black Aluminum Screen material, Burlap, and Resin. I will try to complete a walk through photo process on creating these trees. I will try to get a camera to film some other how to's as well. But first thing first!




    First step: Take 1/2 Inch plywood and draw a tree design on it for our case a 36" at base by 8' tree, the tree size varies with a wave like patterns.


    second step: Take 1/2" ply and draw another tree designs on it, but make sure to cut this one tree in half to make two half pieces.... these pieces will go perpendicular to the piece cut in step one, with 1 3/4" wood reinforcement.
    Last edited by The Mad Hatter; 11-09-2011 at 01:26 AM.
    Frank W. Balzer
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    *Note Save Scraps to Be used as tree limbs* Also shown in the bottom pics are 3' tree segments that continue off of the 8' trees cut out of plywood, when attached they will make the 11' tree





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    I like it.
    Can't wait to see the progress and finished product.
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  4. Default Tom.. 
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    You have to wait.. trees grow slowly. hahahha!
    A high school kid once told the Business Class teacher he was going to make a lot of money, he would buy land, plant oak trees and sell them when they got grown. "Oak is worth a lot of money!"
    (And you will then be 120 years old, yourself?) Enjoy your profit Great-great grandpa! hahaha!
     

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    ............... LOL Jim!






    Above is a quick demo on where the limbs are going to go, they will go up higher.... they will also be made to be de attached. This way they can fit through a 36 " door.....
    Frank W. Balzer
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    Above you can see I sandwiched the plywood with ripped down 2x4's, and added on an extra 3 foot tree top section to the 8 foot tree. The ripped down 2x4's I used were 10 feet for these 11 foot trees....
    Frank W. Balzer
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