|Project by Roz||posted 10-17-2012 03:33 AM||1327 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
A poorly done roofing job by a local Livingston “professional” caused my back porch to leak when it never had before. After replacing the roof again we had to turn our attention to the damage inside the room. We decided to make a few improvements. A narrow hall between the porch and kitchen where we hang hats, coats and aprons was begging for a hall tree. With no room for a hall tree I decided to create a Wall Tree.
It is 32” X 44” Walnut project with a top treatment similar to the doors in this old house. Crown molding and top reflect the door treatment in this 1860’s house. The sides of the unit are trimmed with a Cove cut molding to hide mounting brackets. The body is of 4 inch wide strips set on a 5 1/4 inch interval to accommodate the tile inserts. The 6 tiles are held in with a small molding and pinned at the back.
The tiles are a complete set of Delft tiles from a series produced in the 1980s with Wind mills as the subject.
The four large solid brass hooks came from “The Hook Lady”, an online supplier in New Jersey who told me that the hook I chose was the one Ralf Lauren favors for his advertisements and displays. The two hooks in the center are old brass hooks discovered in the house during restoration. There is room for more hooks to be added if desired.
The unit is mounted with overlapping layers of 1/8th inch plywood to create a catch and eliminating the need for visible screws or nails. The unit is securely held to the wall by this method, an idea borrowed from a shop organizing article I read.
The Wall Tree has a sprayed Lacquer finish and is stained using Minwax Early American.
Thanks for looking.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."