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How to Make a Christmas Tree Stand Box

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How to Make a Christmas Tree Stand Box


Lee Valley’s Ross Machon describes how to build an attractive wooden panel box to hide your Christmas tree stand from view and add a handmade accent to your festive tree.



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1. Sizing panels and trim

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2. Hiding end grain

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3. Fastening trim

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4. Decorating with trim

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5. Painting panels

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6. Marking hardware locations

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7. Installing bedlock

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8. Assembling the box



Tools for this Project

00S1735 - Mortise-Free Bedlocks, 4 pairs

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Mortise-Free Bedlocks

(4 Pairs)

$10.90

Brushing red milk paint onto the top of a small wooden box

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Milk Paint

$24.90

24N0802 - 6" Double Square

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Precision Double Square

From: $63.50

Applying glue to box joints with the 4 oz Dripless Glue Bottle

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Dripless Glue Bottles

From: $9.90

88K5870 - Painter's Pyramid, pkg. of 10

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Painter's Pyramid

(Pkg. of 10)

$9.95

33K5121 - 30mm (1 3/16") Flat Nylon Bristle Brush

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Nylon Bristle Brushes

From: $6.90

09A0265 - Paintbrush Wash Can

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Paintbrush Wash Can

$24.50

22R7240 - Professional Safety Glasses

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Professional Safety Glasses

$20.90