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Project by Michael posted 09-04-2012 01:02 PM 8639 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always liked the hall tree as a handsome, multifunctional piece of furniture. But, I’ve never found the right one at the right price. So, I decided to make one. I bought a mirror and framed it, then built a trunk to match it.

As I was progressing further into the project I realized that I hadn’t yet used any screws or nails (no plans, just winging it as usual), so I made it a goal to complete the project entirely with wood. I succeeded; there are no screws, nails, brads, etc. holding wood together in this piece. The only metal is in the iron hooks and hinges. The biggest challenge was in that I wanted to be able to separate the mirror from the trunk (to be able to move this piece of furniture by myself). There are two 1” dowels extending from the bottom of each of the corbels at the base of the mirror that slot into the top of the trunk. Time will tell if this is going to work, if not I can simply glue them in place.

The wood is Ovangkol and the finish is teak oil.

I once had a client tell me that he wanted a piece that resembled what an antique might have looked like when it was new. I like that. I think I accomplished that with this hall tree.

Cast Iron Victorian Double Coat Hooks from
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-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 01:46 PM

Hey! You did a great job on this, keep up the good work!


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#2 posted 09-04-2012 01:50 PM

Beautiful work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 02:14 PM

That is a beautiful piece. Love the design and your selection of wood.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 02:04 PM

Really good looking piece, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 05:52 PM


-- "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 09:36 AM

Nicely done. Love the timber.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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