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Project by Elwood89 posted 593 days ago 2624 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 Hardwareofthepast.com
Cast Iron Victorian Hinges from JWright.com

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com





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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 593 days ago

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

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 593 days ago

Beautiful work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Vicki

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#3 posted 592 days ago

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 591 days ago

Really good looking piece, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#5 posted 591 days ago

Gorgeous

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#6 posted 259 days ago

Inspiring!

-- "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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Woodfix

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#7 posted 205 days ago

Nicely done. Love the timber.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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