How to Make Corn Crib Roof Trees

November 28th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I love the appeal of industrial combined with nature. The combo allows the trees to blend with any decor from country to modern.
This image shows where industrial meets nature. The roof piece is partnered with a tree stump.
Ater using a chain saw to cut the stump and make it level a groove was cut at the center of the stump to allow the roof piece to slide into place. Glue and wood shavings were added to give extra support.
A one inch wide piece of steel was cut to fit several inches from the base of the metal on both sides.
The metal straps were drilled in three places and attached with bolts.
Another piece of steel was cut, bent, and attached for additional support. The trees are cut in three heights...8, 9, and 10 feet.
The tree is going nowhere in a hurry with this kind of support.
One end of the steel support is bolted to the tree while the other is screwed into the tree stump.
This is what the support system looks like. Also, the stumps are drilled in the bottom center making  them ready for a tree stand for outdoor use.
In all her glory!
I love the appeal of industrial combined with nature. The combo allows the trees to blend with any decor from country to modern.

I love the appeal of industrial combined with nature. The combo allows the trees to blend with any decor from country to modern.


OK....now this is what I call fun! I came upon these corn crib roof pieces and knew at once what they would become. They make fabulous trees, but not only for the holidays. You can dress them any way you like for all seasons...indoors or out. They are all lit up at Otten Bros. for the season making them very festive. Also, some have holes in them for hanging ornaments. Ater the holidays have past simply remove the lights and you have a fine piece of lawn sculpture or art for inside your home.

These can be purchased at Otten Bros Garden Center and Landscaping. Click here for more information about Otten Bros.


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Comments (10)

OLDcrowAntiques writes: Fantastic Idea! Posted: 6:48 am on December 10th
katetier writes: I don't know anything about corn cribs...will they hold magnets? I'm thinking of all the great junk ornaments that can be made and added if they do. Posted: 10:24 am on December 1st
CottageElements writes: This is one of my favs! I want a whole forest of them! And I have to say they are more stunning in person :)

Lani Posted: 9:38 am on December 1st
RustyDiva writes: You must of come across a stash of "corn" stuff lately!! Awesome ideas and these make awesome trees!
Kenda Posted: 8:46 am on December 1st
gardencreations writes: I love this! I offered to buy a corn crib from a local farmer. It's falling down and rusted....my kind of find..but he isn't selling :( Posted: 3:46 am on December 1st
georgiamoon writes: Wow girlfriend, these are amazing! I wish I had these in my front yard too. They really make a statement....a really funky, cool, festive kinda statement! Georgia Posted: 2:06 pm on November 30th
chippingcharm writes: Way cool! Laurel Posted: 4:57 am on November 30th
JunkArchitect writes: These are amazing! You've come up with the ultimate junk Christmas tree. I want three in my front yard.

Jimbo

Posted: 5:59 am on November 29th
junk_grandma writes: FAB! Absolutely over the top. Now where do I find corn crib roofing>? Posted: 5:22 pm on November 28th
artteachergirl writes: Gorgeous! Bet that's never been said about a piece of corn crib roofing. These are stunning!!! Posted: 1:13 pm on November 28th
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