Hall Tree

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Project by Hi_C posted 05-05-2015 03:17 PM 1235 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 10 years of kicking around back packs and shoes that are always in the way, my wife decided she would like a Hall Tree for our foyer. For the last year or so I have been gathering ideas from the internet and putting plans together in “Sketchup”. I wanted to re-purpose some old doors and door knobs and was fortunate to find them at local auctions and antique malls. I’ll have to say that finding a pair of matching solid wood doors was the hardest thing to do. I was lucky to find a pair at an antique mall, and only paid $36 for both. The porcelain door knobs are used for hanging our jackets and coats. I found several of these at an auction. I used a piano hinge for the bench and installed a soft close hinge made by “Sugatsune” which I found on “Amazon’s” website, Not cheap but well worth eliminating the dreadful slamming sound of the bench door. I had never distressed anything, but this and my wallet received plenty during the build. I’d have to say the best part of the build was working with my little cookie monster. She was always wanting to help, and I’m gonna let her because you all know as well as I that those days won’t last forever. Not a professional by any means, but Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 05:20 PM

Don’t show my wife…...Very nice…

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#2 posted 05-06-2015 11:42 AM

This is a great project. I love the different colors and the distressing looks great. Congrats

-- --Zach

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 03:45 PM

So much awesome right there. Seriously fantastic work.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 03:58 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 04:00 PM

Great project.

Nice to get the “Cookie Monster” involved.

You might want to teach her to remove the rings and any loose jewelry or clothes when working, can be problems if they happen to catch in moving equipment…

Have Fun!

Keep up the good work!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 04:48 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Great advice Herb…With ol dad being as protective as he is I doubt I’ll be allowing her to use any moving equipment for a while. She’s pretty content with sandpaper and a paint brush…well for now.

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#7 posted 05-06-2015 10:15 PM

Now that is really cool. Love it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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