Our simple instructions tell you how you can use your chainsaw to build a wooden reindeer out of logs and branches.
You can use any coniferous or hardwood logs for your DIY wooden reindeer’s head and body and the logs you choose determine how large your wooden reindeer will be. Thin logs or thicker branches work well for the legs and neck, while delicate, forked branches make great antlers.
Tip: You can make your DIY log reindeer lawn ornament more stable by glueing it together during assembly. Glue doesn’t work well on damp wood, though. If you only have damp logs available, put the pieces together first and then add glue when they’re dry. The drier the logs you use, the better, as it means less risk of cracking.
Crafting your own Christmas decorations is even more fun if you have the right tools to hand.
Making things with powerful tools is fun and means you can extend your abilities, which is great as long as you are relying on effective and safe protective clothing while using them. Always wear personal protective equipment when working with your chainsaw. This includes a helmet, cut protection trousers, safety boots, and more. The operating manual for your product contains more details on this. Fully familiarise yourself with the tool before you use your chainsaw for the first time, and check it is in flawless condition before each use. On request, your STIHL dealer will be happy to prepare your tool for its first use, and will also advise you on models and sizes of protective clothing that you can try at your leisure. Please remember that personal protective equipment is no substitute for safe working techniques.
|For the body
|For the head
|For the legs and neck
|Decoration ideas for the wooden reindeer
This homemade wooden reindeer outdoor decoration is easy to make and will get everyone who sees it feeling the Christmas spirit. With a little time and patience, you can build your own reindeer using just a few tree trunks and tools.
Tip: The appropriate drill bit to use is one that is slightly smaller than the thickness of the logs or branches you are using for the legs and neck.