After Undas, comes the big celebration of the year. The Christmas season is waiting in the wings so if you want to dress up your home for the Yuletide, then now is the time to unpack all the tinsel and baubles. The tree is arguably the pièce de résistance. If you are the type to want something unique that has clearly your fingerprints all over it, then be like Dave and make your own. For this video, Dave made his own stackable Christmas tree shelf.

Yup, you heard that right. It’s not only a Christmas tree, it’s also a shelf. Or is it the other way around? If you’re like Dave who believes that function trumps form, then this one’s for you.

The Warmth of Wood

Dave wanted his Christmas tree (or shelf) to be natural and organic so he chose wood. And instead of slathering that with paint, he opted to bring out the best of wood and showcase its grain.

To achieve this, he used two Boysen products:

  1. Boysen Xyladecor, a solvent-based, deep penetrating type of stain that combines decorativewater repellent and wood preserving properties in one product. It dries to a silk matte finish and is fit for both exterior and interior wood surfaces. The product emphasizes the grain, bringing out the natural beauty in any kind of wood.
  2. Hudson Timbercoat,  a one-component, water-based, non-yellowing urethane coating ideal for finishes on wood.

If you want to paint your Christmas tree shelf, it can be done using other Boysen products. Watch Bea’s Painting Wood 101 by clicking on the post below.

Bea’s Wood Painting 101

Other Christmas DIY Videos

Dave’s Christmas tree shelf requires carpentry skills but if you’re not that handy with tools, make these rustic Christmas decors instead.

Burnt wooden coasters from Kriz
Rustic Christmas wreath

We’ve got more DIY video tutorials for Christmas coming out soon so do subscribe to Let it B to get updates on fresh content.



Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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