Hall Tree

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 05-25-2017 03:20 PM 937 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend purchased a hall tree from a large retail importer but was unimpressed with the quality of it. She asked if I would build one for her (after she returned the original). She provided the outside dimensions, which varied from a traditional unit as it would not be kept in a hall, but rather in her laundry room.

After reviewing the dimensions I drew up plans for the construction. The unit is made from ¾” red oak plywood and trimmed with ¼” solid red oak banding. The base is constructed using lap miter joints and the divider fits into a dado. Glued corner blocks allow for the addition of screw-type leveling feet. The back fits into a rabbet.

The top cabinet is constructed with Kreg jig screws and glue. The shelf fits into a dado. The owner chose the beautiful Arts & Crafts pierced wrought iron hooks purchased from Vintage Hardware and Lighting.

The top cabinet is attached with four Kreg jig screws on the rear and two #12 – 2” screws driven from the underside of the lower unit into the solid oak trim above.

The unit is finishes with Minwax “Gunstock” stain, a color chosen by the owner which has received very positive comments by all who have seen it in person. A finish consisting of three coats of Varathane water borne polyurethane were applied (2 gloss, 1 satin).

I apologize for the quality of the photos, but the size of the unit mandated outdoor photos. Thank you for looking!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 05-25-2017 03:24 PM

I was wondering why the bottom compartments were so deep. The final picture answered my question.
The baskets really do compliment the wood nicely and I like the extra storage.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 05-25-2017 07:06 PM

You are really branching out! Hall tree – get it. Nice work. Looks like you worked closely with your client.

-- Don, Silver City, If you always do what what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.

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#3 posted 05-25-2017 07:17 PM

Nice work, Jerry.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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