Trading Spaces: Home Free Episode

Anyone know how they attached the tree limb to the wall?
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Suzie-Q wrote:

It was a limb from one of them rare Styrofoam trees.
But they did a great job of faking it. I was only 1/2way paying attention, but I think they attached it to a plate slightly bigger than the end, then screwed that to the wall. I *did* see them building it up with joint compound to conceal the plate.
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They didn't show anything, but it wouldn't be too hard. The "tree" was made of styrofoam, and therefore quite light. Probably a few finish nails sticking out of the wall to stick into the styrofoam, and any glue of your choice (it should be gap filling).
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Ahhh, so you know I wasn't paying attention! I didn't realize it wasn't real. I'll have to watch the episode again when it comes back on and see what they were doing. I really liked how it looked. And I have plenty of real limbs that I could use!
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wrote:

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the limb on the show was horribly out of scale. A real limb that started out that thick would have been 15 or 20 feet long at least. It was a decoration. A real limb would not work nearly as well for a number of reasons. Plus, you really don't want a real branch, with bark still on it, inside a house.
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BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com wrote:

The cats would love it!
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wrote:

So would the termites, spiders, and other critters that live under the bark of dead branches!
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On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 18:35:13 +0000, Suzie-Q wrote:

We looked at an old (200 years) fixer upper. The beams in the basement were all made from trees with the bark still on. The place was too much of a fixer upper for us. There was a tiny 2-lb dog there, that when we entered the kitchen, the dog was jumping up and down and the whole kitchen was shaking.
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