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Lookalike Rustic Hall Tree for Under $100



This hall tree is the perfect place to hang your purse, backpacks, etc. The bench makes for an easy place to slip off your shoes and store them on the shelf underneath, while the upper shelf serves as a place for potted plants, etc. The chalkboard is a perfect place to write down reminders.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the 15” 2x4 pieces. Attach with wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket screws

    2. Step: 2

      Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the 15” 2x2 pieces. Attach to the back frame using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket screws.

    3. Step: 3

      Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the 15” and 19” pieces that make up the frame of the bench. Attach with wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket screws. Line up and square the bench frame to the back of the hall tree. Glue and attach with 2 1/2” pocket screws.

    4. Step: 4

      Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into each end of the center support stretchers. Attach to the bench frame with 2 1/2” pocket screws and wood glue.

    5. Step: 5

      Attach the 1x2 pieces to the bench, spacing them approximately 5/8” apart. Glue and nail into place with 1 1/4” brad nails.

    6. Step: 6

      Use a pencil to draw the radiuses on each of the shelf brackets. With a jigsaw or bandsaw, cut along the area you drew and sand smooth. Use the first piece to trace the same radius pattern for the second piece.

    7. Step: 7

      Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the inside faces of the brackets. Glue and attach in place with 2 1/2” pocket screws.

    8. Step: 8

      Fill the pocket holes with wood filler or 3/8” dowels, cut flush with a hand saw. Sand down smooth.

    9. Step: 9

      Attach the 1x2 shelf pieces with wood glue and 1 1/4” brad nails, spacing them approximately 5/8” apart.

    10. Step: 10

      Fill all of the nail holes with wood filler and sand the entire hall tree smooth. Paint or stain as desired.

    11. Step: 11

      Center the chalkboard over the back of the hall tree and attach with 1” narrow crown staples. Brad nails can also be used; however, the staples will provided added strength for the chalkboard.

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  • I like this, good job!

    By sean7012, on August 7, 2018

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Lookalike Rustic Hall Tree for Under $100

by Addicted 2 DIY
Jun 04, 2018

This hall tree is the perfect place to hang your purse, backpacks, etc. The bench makes for an easy place to slip off your shoes and store them on the shelf underneath, while the upper shelf serves as a place for potted plants, etc. The chalkboard is a perfect place to write down reminders.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the 15” 2x4 pieces. Attach with wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket screws

  2. Step: 2

    Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the 15” 2x2 pieces. Attach to the back frame using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket screws.

  3. Step: 3

    Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the 15” and 19” pieces that make up the frame of the bench. Attach with wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket screws. Line up and square the bench frame to the back of the hall tree. Glue and attach with 2 1/2” pocket screws.

  4. Step: 4

    Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into each end of the center support stretchers. Attach to the bench frame with 2 1/2” pocket screws and wood glue.

  5. Step: 5

    Attach the 1x2 pieces to the bench, spacing them approximately 5/8” apart. Glue and nail into place with 1 1/4” brad nails.

  6. Step: 6

    Use a pencil to draw the radiuses on each of the shelf brackets. With a jigsaw or bandsaw, cut along the area you drew and sand smooth. Use the first piece to trace the same radius pattern for the second piece.

  7. Step: 7

    Drill 1 1/2” pocket holes into the inside faces of the brackets. Glue and attach in place with 2 1/2” pocket screws.

  8. Step: 8

    Fill the pocket holes with wood filler or 3/8” dowels, cut flush with a hand saw. Sand down smooth.

  9. Step: 9

    Attach the 1x2 shelf pieces with wood glue and 1 1/4” brad nails, spacing them approximately 5/8” apart.

  10. Step: 10

    Fill all of the nail holes with wood filler and sand the entire hall tree smooth. Paint or stain as desired.

  11. Step: 11

    Center the chalkboard over the back of the hall tree and attach with 1” narrow crown staples. Brad nails can also be used; however, the staples will provided added strength for the chalkboard.