Some of the guys that were on the chat have seen this, but thought I would post it up for all to see. I have made a small tree from some pvc pipe and some old heating element from my work, yes you read right heating element! I make heating elements at my work so grabbed some dud ones annealed them, formed them on an 800mm form and soldered it round, then soldered 2 cross pieces for bracing in and gave it a nice sandblast ready for painting. Then I cross drilled and slotted my 40mm pvc pipe to accept the cross bracing of the elements. I needed a bung to go into the centre of the pipe so I could put a hose clamp on it to lock the elements into position, so I got an old garden hose tap fitting cut the nipple end off and pushed it into the pipe nicely to lock it on with the hose clamp. I then used some speaker wire to emulate a couple of strings for height test/looks. Looked pretty good and here is the base a bit closer up. I was happy with the height/diameter so I drilled 8 holes into the top of the pipe for the strings to attach to, I then decided to also use the screws to attach plastic coated metal wire for the stabilisation. Originally I had planned to cut 2 slots at the top and run the wire from side to side through the slots, but this seemed to work out alot better! As seen in the above pic I have a string attached and have just taped it on to test fit. Here is the string powered up Tomorrow I will get some paint and paint it all black, then re-attach a few strings with cable ties and power it up and see how it looks. Will post pics once I do that! Cheers, Eric.