Project Guide

How to Build a Holiday Card Display

1
MEASURE AND MARK
MEASURE AND MARK

Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the plywood according to the cut list.


Out of the 2- x 2-foot x 1/2-inch plywood:

  • One 18- x 22-inch triangular face
  • One 5- x 18-inch triangular stand
2
CUT
CUT

Use a circular saw to make the straight cuts on the plywood.


Tip: Use a sanding sponge to smooth any rough edges.

3
STAIN/PAINT BOARDS
STAIN/PAINT BOARDS

Stain/paint boards prior to assembly if desired.

4
ARRANGE NAILS
ARRANGE NAILS
  • Come in 3/8 inches from the edge and arrange the nails with one in each corner, 4 on the left, and 3 on the right (see diagram below). 
  • Don’t nail completely down so that there is room for the string.
5
ATTACH STAND
ATTACH STAND
  • Stand face up and prop up with the stand piece. 
  • Use a brad nailer to secure the stand in place by nailing through the center of the face.
6
ATTACH STRING
ATTACH STRING
  • Starting in the lower left of the display, tie a loop in the string and begin to zig-zag up the tree until you reach the top. 
  • Once you reach the top, trace the edge of the triangle and tie off to secure (see diagram below).