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I would like to build 2 spiral trees next year and would like to get some feedback, video or pictures of you or others building one. Figuring out the math would be helpful to. Link me up I ready to go. Thanks

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Ours is a 20ft without the star.  My husband used an old TV antenna welded to an 8ft metal ring that we got from a friend that does a lot of work with cable.  It is half of one of the spools that the cable came on.  32 strands of 100ct mini lights plus 32 strands of 20ct mini lights, it is around 27 feet of lights I think.  

 

  He used 8 guy wires from the base of the tree to the top.  This is just electric fencing wire and the lights are zip tied to it.   We used 16 channels on the tree.  I'll measure how far between strands at the base and get more daytime pictures tomorrow. 

 

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I built the one in the video above it was quick and easy looked good and survived the 65+ mph winds we had here this season. I added cheapy lighted  ribbons from menard's to give the top a more finished look and ten curtain strobes. I am planning to build  a second wrapped the opposite direction for next year. It was about $75 for all the pvc and fittings from a home center. 

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I built the one in the video above it was quick and easy looked good and survived the 65+ mph winds we had here this season. I added cheapy lighted  ribbons from menard's to give the top a more finished look and ten curtain strobes. I am planning to build  a second wrapped the opposite direction for next year. It was about $75 for all the pvc and fittings from a home center. 

I'm curious, did you build yours using the exact measurements? 

I'd love to make mine 10' tall.  The height is easy to calculate for the adjustment.  But I also need to account for the difference in the base since I want it at 5-5.5' diameter.

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Here is a video of my spiral tree. I made the frame out of 3/16" round rod welded up into the frame you see in the video. There are (8-100 ct) light strings around the tree. I am using a 4 channel Rope light controller for it. I cut the end off the controller and separated the channels out. It gave me both sequence and speed control in one box. ($50) for controller.

 

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Here is a video of my spiral tree. I made the frame out of 3/16" round rod welded up into the frame you see in the video. There are (8-100 ct) light strings around the tree. I am using a 4 channel Rope light controller for it. I cut the end off the controller and separated the channels out. It gave me both sequence and speed control in one box. ($50) for controller.

 

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Love the video!  Is it one complete unit?  Looks like a massive mini tree :D  Would work great for my situation; however, I don't have storage space for it...  Thank you very much for sharing!

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It is all one unit. I store it outside next to the barn. I am looking at making a frame that will come apart and store much easier though. It is just over 10 ft tall.

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All very cool.  KarenW, by far one of the best non RGB or Pixel trees I have seen; love the RGB/Pixel ones, but for some reason I like the fullness of the minis, both on trees and arches.  Plus, $3000.00 for a tree is a little hard to swallow right now.  Really want to do one like yours this year.  Sent you PM. 

 

 

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