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Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by DanJ, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. DanJ

    DanJ Full Time Elf

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    I want to do some "small" mini trees (like 2' tall or less) next year. I have looked all over but have not really found any instructions for making small mini's. Any advice out there? I want to do a couple of little "mini tree forests" so to speak. Thanks very much in advance!!
     
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    I guess it depends on the look you're going for.


    I went with something simple - a garden pot trellis which had spiral wire around it for about $12 at my local discount store, with a 50 bulb RGB string cable tied to it - something like this:
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    They're about 3 feet tall, but the legs can be pushed into the ground for stability about 6 inches, which would get you down to about the 2 1/2 foot mark.
     
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    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    really wish there was someone in Australia selling those hexatree's, wink wink.. they look great
     
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    If we had access to something that can cut coro. CNC maybe we draw our own plans and get a bulk lot cut
     
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    Thanks very much for all the ideas!!! I think the "reo" trees might just do the trick. Simple is good, because I am not exactly a "handyman".... Thx!!
     
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    I updated my mini trees from being wrapped with AC Rope Light to being strung with 90 pixels in a 270 degree tree design. The pixels are spaced at 40mm, 5 strings of 10 up and 4 strings of 10 down giving me a the ability to control the tree in the same way as my Mega Tree.


    The frame was handmade by another member containing 6 5mm Steel Rods welded at the top and welded to round ring at the bottom, so far from my testing the 1 tree I have had on is very bright.


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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Next year I will be selling my 16 blue led trees. They are 12vdc and I could sell the dc lor controller with them.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Thanks yet again for the good ideas! I really like Karob's small trees.
     

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