|Project by RockyBlue||posted 09-10-2011 02:55 AM||7000 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
The Hall Tree stands 6.5 feet tall, 37” wide and 18” deep. Finish is Watco natural danish oil and 3 coats of Diamond poly semi gloss. The wood is all Beetle Kill lodgepole from Colorado and the 2” thick slabs were from a tree I cut myself from our gold mine near 10,000 ft elevation. I just got 7 more logs a few days ago so I should have a busy winter.
The storage chest for shoes is made with 3” square posts and 2×3 rails. To secure the T&G panels I cut a tongue on each end 3/8 thick to fit a dado in the top and bottom rails. Pocket hole joints and a few dowels with glue hold the whole bench together. The lid is 5” wide planks secured to a 30” continuous hinge. The bench was very easy to build and strong, so I think I will use this method for toy boxes and other chests and benches in the future.
The coat rack slabs are one piece about 15” wide split into. For the hat and coat pegs I used Beaver chewed cottonwood sticks with a 1” round tenon cut on one end. I installed a steel threaded insert in the end and they are all bolted from the back. The center mirror is 12”x48”. The whole coat rack is bolted to the bench so that it can be moved in 2 pieces.This piece will live happily in a small quiet Rocky Mountain town called Rifle.
-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com