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Forum topic by piesafejim posted 06-26-2011 04:05 PM 3214 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2011 04:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak halltree

Hello all. I went to eat yesterday and the place we take the grand kids to is packed with oll furnture and the likes and they have the best lookng oak halltree i have ever seen. I was wondering if any of you out ther have ever built one or have seen plans for one. I was able to get some wonderful oak from a fellow LJ the other day and i am itching to make something…I thought about a set of Barrister book cases also, but i think the Halltree is going t win out anyone got any plans for one?

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 06:42 PM

I have built a couple, but just did it by laying out the material and eyeballing it. A fairly simple project, the hardest part was the shape of the base and attaching it to make it sturdy.

All the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 08:02 PM

I agree with Randy. The only question to ask of a plan is, what is about the right height for the hooks?

Next consideration is, three legs or four? three: more stable; four: easier to do (on a foursquare column).

If you do four legs, it would be good to include something like these.



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#3 posted 06-27-2011 05:02 AM

I built one we really like out of oak but couldnt decide how I wanted the base. I wound up cutting circles on the band saw {each one smaller than the previous by1 1/2”}, glued these in a stack, and instant base! Looks good, stable, and have gotten a lot of compliments. Plus you dont have to fuss with leveling the legs. Hope this helps.

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 03:24 AM

I built one with intersecting half laps. Maybe should’ve considered sliding dovetail joints. Otherwise, It was right out of a Stickley catalog.

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 11:01 AM

I have built one and have plans. Not sure this is what you are looking for.

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 05:28 PM

Messsage for Jbower500. I signed up just to get the plans for that hall tree you made, but this sight won’t let me contact you until I have five post. I hope you will see this and contact me. My husband has asked me to find plans for a hall tree. I love this one, but don’t know how to get the building plans. Could you please tell me where to go online to find them?

Thank you so much,

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