Hall Tree

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Project by WillyFlinstone posted 12-06-2012 02:46 AM 1913 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the Navy moving us to Great Lakes so I could play the role of Recruit Division Commander, I learned something new as a southern boy. SNOW! The first year we lived here in Great Lakes, IL we had a blizzard putting snow higher than my Jeep hood. At first we tracked snow through the house, but that wasnt a good idea. Taking shoes off on the stairs leads to shoes being left in the hall. Then Jackets and Scarfs were everywhere.
I put my sights on a hall tree but ranging from 500 to 1500 depending I decided to build this one. I wanted to keep it where the top could be taken off for the purposes of moving every couple years so this is two pieces. The bottom cabinet for the shoes and boots. The top is just screwed to the bottom underneath. With the arms it almost supported itself so I think the screws should be ample. Now all four of us has our own hook for jacket and scarf, and the kids cant tell us that hangers are to hard to use…it’s just a hook.

-- Sailor by profession, but real work starts in the shop! Just trying to learn more everyday

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 03:54 AM

Darn nice looking. Looks solid as well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 04:43 AM

Good job.Thank you for your service to our country.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 09:38 AM

Willy, this is a nice, useful build. Good job. I like the look of the pieced back, though it might not be too comfortable. Having lived in Chicago for four winters, I would have added metal or plastic-lined trays underneath to let the boots drip dry in the heated house.

I am getting a chill down my spine just remembering how cold that wind blows near the lake’s edge, and the frozen ice-waves that form along the shoreline near the Planetarium. Stay warm. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 01:40 PM

Ah the memories! I processed out of the Navy there, back in ‘75. Great hall tree! It will be needed up there for sure. BTW, I do NOT miss all those wet, cold, salty feet from the Midwest winters! I am NOW in Texas for that very reason. Great hall tree! Thanks for sharing!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 06:48 PM

Great Piece. What kind of wood?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 04:58 AM

It’s all pine.

-- Sailor by profession, but real work starts in the shop! Just trying to learn more everyday

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 02:45 PM

Nice job, looks great!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 04:32 AM

Very nice setup, I myself am looking at a “hall tree” for coats and shoes by the door when company comes in.
I do hope in the moving part, the arms come completely off, as that would make the back totally flat, making it easy to load with other things in the moving truck. I’m not going to show my wife someone else made this before I did! Ha!

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 04:11 AM

The arms dont come off, but that would be better.

-- Sailor by profession, but real work starts in the shop! Just trying to learn more everyday

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#10 posted 05-26-2013 01:52 AM

how wide and how tall for reference , I really like the design of this one.

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