Wall Tree

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Project by Roz posted 10-17-2012 03:33 AM 1587 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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."

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#1 posted 10-17-2012 06:29 AM

Fabulous way to enhance a lost area Terry, looks great & sort of Antique ahead of its time if you get my drift mate.
Well done nice job, :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 10:25 AM

Neat concept Terry. The brass looks good on that Walnut. Good job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 12:11 PM

Very unique and beautiful. Now you’re not really going to hang coats on that and cover it up, are you? That would be a shame!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 01:39 PM

Beautiful work, Terry.

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 04:46 PM

Charlie, there were hat on it within seconds. Thanks to you all for taking a look.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 10-17-2012 04:59 PM

Beautiful Hall Tree, has that Victorian flare to it and that never goes out of style. The Crown with the Hooks sure made it look more elegant then the pictures added gave it the personal touch. Well thought out and built project. It is on my favorite list. Job Well done…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 10-17-2012 07:12 PM

I love seeing projects with an antique quality. Bravo!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#8 posted 10-17-2012 10:21 PM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 10-18-2012 07:37 PM

It’s beautifull with all those pictures.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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