by Dexter A. Hansen
(C) Copyright 1987

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This pattern is is designed to be a full scale pattern for the crafts hobbyist. The author makes no warranties or representations as to the ease of assembly or suitability of the finished project for any intended purpose.


  1. Obtain the materials listed on the Material/Parts List.
  2. Cut out the patterns on the bold (darkest) line. As the patterns are the outline for your project, use extreme care when cutting out the patterns.
  3. Place the pattern for the tree tops and base on the 3/4" thick board you have selected for your project and trace the outlines of the patterns onto the board.
  4. Cut the boards out following the pattern.
  5. Place the pattern for the base on on your cut out piece and use a small nail or brad to mark the centers of the 1/2" holes to mount the "tree truck" dowels.
  6. Counterbore (Thru holes are fine also) the dowel holes in the base using the marked centers from step 5.
  7. Counterbore the dowel holes in the bottom edges of the trees to suit.  Care should be taken in locating the centers of the bottom edges and in keeping the tree tops square to the drill bit or counterbore.   Your trees will look tipped to one side otherwise.
  8. Cut the tree trunks from the 5" dowel to suit so that the distance from the bottom of the left hand tree to the base is approximately 1/2" and 3/4" from the base on the right hand tree.
  9. Place the pattern for the deer on your 1/8" panel, trace and cut out.
  10. At this point, it is recommended to finish the individual pieces. Suggested finish is to paint the base and tree tops green, the "dowel tree trunks" brown (don't paint the ends of the dowels, it may affect the holding strength of the glue).  The deer looks the best with a light colored stain or oil finish.   Additional touches such as winter birds in the trees and hoofs, eyes and tail on the deer can be painted. 
  11. Assemble trees to dowels and dowels to base with small amounts of glue on the ends of the dowels.
  12. Glue (or tack with a less than 3/4" brad) the deer on let hand tree.

    Note - Care must be taken not to get on the wood shere you want a stained ood finish.  Paint covers most common wood glues, stain does not..

Material/Parts List



1 Each

  3/4" Boards to suit.

1 Each

  1/8" thick paneling or board to suit.

1 Each

  1/2" X 5" Long Dowel (Appx.).

  Glue, Finish & Paints to suit.


Copyright © 1987 Dexter A. Hansen

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Comment:  The pattern should print to full scale, however, differences in browsers sometimes effects the scale.  One option is to click on the pattern and tell the browser to View the bjaypat.gif file.  Once it is the only thing showing on your browser, you can print the drawing.  In trying this with Netscape Navigator, the scale prints correctly for the author.  Should one desire to change the scale, try pulling the GIF file into a GIF editor, either as a save as drawing or finding it in your browser cache directory and printing.  The original prints out  on an 8 - 1/2 inch X 11 inch piece of paper.  Once in an editor, it can be scaled to suit your needs.  If you need software to try this with, click on the Smartdraw Icon below and download a trial version of their software.  All you need to do is create a new drawing, import the GIF file and scale to suit.

Additionally, when working in an editor, scale (drag) from a corner so you don't change the aspect ratio. now has tools and tooling in their's Home Improvement Store.  Click on's Home Improvement Store or the logo below to go there or use the Search feature.

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