This little guy is easy to make from short bits of wood that are probably in your wood pile. You need the following:
- Body: 6 to 7 inches x 22 to 24 inches
- Legs: 2 to 2-1/2 inches x 18 inches
- Neck: 3 inches x 8 inches
- Head: 4-1/2 inches x 10 inches
- Ears/Tail: 2-1/2 inches x 5 inches (makes two with a taper cut)
- Antlers: 24 inches high x 12 to 16 inches wide
We believe in making the most of what we have. This truck load of spruce, fir and larch (tamarack) come from a lot being cleared for a lake side home. Rather than burn or bury, we try to see the value in what the land provides. This truck load has been sustainably harvested to make log reindeer for Christmas 2016.
Oct 01 2016
Here’s a short video on a technique to level out legs.
Oct 02 2016
Reindeer are now done, ready for delivery on Saturday. We’ll have to swing by a craft store en route to pick up some ribbon.
These are awesome!! Just showing my crafty husband this post and requesting he build me one for christmas 🙂
How much do you sell these for if you don’t mind me asking? Hubbys retiring soon and this might be a good fall project for next year to make some extra cash 🙂 And they are so darn cute!
I think I used to ask $50 for them. Its been years since I made one. I sold some the first year. Got stuck with them the next year. Most of them ended up in the fireplace.
How did you connect the parts?