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    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    I like this suggestion! How long is each section of PVC pipe that you bent? Also how wide is the base and how tall?
    Each section of PVC for the base was ~8.5" long; 3x per base.
    They ended up about 19" wide at the base and about 32" tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev View Post
    I used the wire trellis type for a couple of years with AC strings wrapped around them. This year I switched to pixels and ty-wrapped pixels to the verticals but did not like the look. Then I tied the Boscoyo pixel mounting strips to it and did not like it. All of these were really flimsy.

    So I ended up welding some EMT supports and connecting the Boscoyo strips and finally got something that I liked.

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    Hey Kevin, Do you happen to have a close up puc on the mount as well from the front?
    Those look perfect for under my arches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Rancher View Post
    Hey Kevin, Do you happen to have a close up puc on the mount as well from the front?
    Those look perfect for under my arches
    Here are a couple of more pictures. You can see that I used short sheet metal screws to hold the strips to the EMT but I suppose that tie-wraps would work as well. On the bottom the holes did not align perfectly so I just put a screw through the plastic itself when needed. A 2' piece of rebar was used to hold the tree in the yard.

    Small Tree Fastners.jpg
    Small Tree.jpg
    Small Tree Stake.jpg
    Kevin

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    Thanks Kevin! Sorry I'm not getting notifications just seen this today.

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    Do people do the curved tree design cause of viewing? Is the flat tree design just as good if your viewing is directly forward?

    I'm on an acreage and the viewing will be very one spot direct on.

    Here is my layout and basically where the picture was taken is where you would be viewing from.

    Thanks
    Layout 1.jpg

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    For your application, yes, the flat should be just fine. And I suggest using the Black Boscoyo strips rather than the White ones.
    Kevin

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    Do you happen to know the legnths of the pipe? I am trying to space them out evenly lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Rancher View Post
    Do you happen to know the lengths of the pipe? I am trying to space them out evenly lol
    Make sure you double check the distance between the top and bottom cross members to match your layout. I spaced this out for 10 pixels at 3" spacing on the 5 strips.

    Small Tree Frame scale.jpg

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    Any chance you have a video of them playing ?
    Thanks again for all the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Rancher View Post
    Any chance you have a video of them playing ?
    Thanks again for all the info
    I don't have any "good" video but check out the start of Santa Baby under the xLights folder.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...Fo84QXwSrzdf68
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