Hall tree - bench seat with doors and a back to hang coats / hats

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Project by MrJesse34 posted 415 days ago 1019 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here is my biggest project to date – a hall tree for my parents for their newly finished mudroom / porch area. Made of red oak, red oak plywood (1/4”) and 1/2” pine wainscotting. Finish is walnut danish oil on all red oak pieces, and natural danish oil on the inlays and the pine wainscotting. Bolted the back to the bench, so it is completely able to be disassembled. Inlay is maple and black walnut. Inlay on the door is leftover pieces from the big inlay that was cut on the bandsaw.

I’m really proud of this project. Theres a few imperfections here and there but I am really overall very proud. Thanks for looking!!

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#1 posted 415 days ago

that is beautiful love the inlay

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 415 days ago

Wow, looks awesome. I like the contrasting woods. I wish I had room in my house for one of these.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#3 posted 415 days ago

Great job. Love the size of it and the contrast in the woods.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 415 days ago

Thanks guys! It was a huge project – supposed to be their Christmas present last year. Only took 6 months longer than anticipated! First time ever doing inlay, and first time ever working with the red oak. The red oak was STRONG and really cool to work with, but I’m not sure how much I truly love how it looks as an end result. Next time I’d like to try some really expensive wood.

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#5 posted 415 days ago

they are going to love that ,great job,love the inlays

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 415 days ago

You should be proud, Mr Jesse. It’s a lovely piece, and you made it for beloved family members. This one will be cherished for some time.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#7 posted 414 days ago

BUCKETHEAD – is that a reference to the guitarist?

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#8 posted 414 days ago

It’s a nice design. I think that it is very warm looking and you did such a nice job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 414 days ago

can’t thank you guys enough! I really gained an appreciation for people who make fine furniture / other woodworking projects professionally. I would starve! Couldn’t keep near my timeline! At least I didn’t have to buy too much extra wood, so I had that figured pretty close.

Danish oil really is a god send, for getting the finish to look great.

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#10 posted 303 days ago

The inlay adds a great look. Nicely done.

-- Julian

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