The Extreme Mini Trees are fabricated using a Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol-modified (PETG) material. It's a clear, flexible,
polyester product that comes in a varity of thickness. We used .020" x 4' x 8' sheets which allowed for three, 36" tall trees per
sheet. The material can be bonded using methylene chloride (acrylic adhesive) applied from a fine, needle nose squeeze applicator.
The material can be easily cut with scissors, razor blade, or utility knife.
The PETG is sanded on both sides, with an orbital sander, to create a diffused surface.
It's then cut in the shape shown below and the two straight edges are glued together using a 1" wide backing strip of PETG.
The base of the tree is a 3/4" x 16" diameter Douglas fir disk. The tree is mounted to the base using small sheet metal screws.
The light source is a RGB Rainbow Flood from Seasonal Entertainment®, with connectivity through a RJ45 keystone mounted in the base.
To hold the tree to the ground we placed a 1" diameter PVC pipe 10" into the ground with a tee at the bottom so it wouldn't pull up.
Just above the tee we glued in a threaded connector. The tree base has a 10" threaded plastic pipe mounted to its underside.
The threaded pipe on the tree base is dropped into the PVC tube, with a couple of rotations, the tree its firmly secured.