Shaun went to Lowe's the other day and purchased a bucket that fit the bottom of our tree PERFECTLY! I'm telling you it was a magical moment for me, as I've said I have been waiting for this bucket for years! Aaand I love it. We have our tree in the dining room this year instead of the kitchen and I am very happy with it. We moved the bigger table into the kitchen and I love it there. Now I just have to find a bigger table for the dining room once the holidays are over.