Modern Hall Tree Bench

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smashingdiy added on 5/28/2019

Update your entryway with this fun modern hall tree. A cool center to hang your coats, pop off your shoes and make your entryway stylish.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Assemble Bench Sides

Attach the 2x2 stretchers to the bench side 2x2s using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

2

Attach Top Bench Stretchers

Begin to assemble the bench together by adding 2x2 stretcher pieces to the top sides of the bench using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

3

Attach Bottom Bench Stretchers

Attach bottom 2x2 stretchers to the assembled bench using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. There should be a 2.5" space from the bottom of the bench to the stretcher piece.

4

Add Bottom Bench Shelf

Cut out 2x2 squares on each corner of the bottom shelf and attach to the bench using 1.5" brad nails and wood glue.

5

Attach Middle Bench Supports

Add the middle 2x2 support pieces to the hall tree bench using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Support pieces should sit directly in the middle of the bench.

6

Attach Bench Top

Attach the Hall tree bench top using wood glue and brad nails.

7

Assemble Hall Tree Sides

Attach the three 2x2 stretcher pieces to the side of the hall tree using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat Step for other side of the hall tree top. Note: Be sure that the pocket holes on the top stretcher are facing up and the pocket holes on the bottom two stretchers are pointing down

8

Attach Hall Tree Sides

Attach the hall tree sides by attaching three 2x2 stretchers using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

9

Attach Middle Post

Attach middle 2x2 to the hall tree using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. This stretcher piece should go directly in the middle of the hall tree.

10

Attach Hall Tree Backing

Attach the 1x12 boards to the hall tree using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The 1x12 boards should be flush with the front of the hall tree.

11

Attach Backing Supports

Attach the last two 2x2 supports to the 1x12 boards using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

12

Attach Top Shelf

Attach the top 1x8 shelf using brad nails and wood glue.

13

Attach Middle Shelf

Cut out 2x2 notices in the front of the shelf and remove 1.5" from the back shelf. Attach middle shelf to the hall tree using brad nails and pocket holes. Drill pocket holes underneath to screw into the hall tree bench and brad nail the two sides into the 2x2s.

14

Attach Top Hall Tree to Bench

Use a countersink bit to drill holes alongside the bottom 2x2's of the hall tree top and insert 3" wood screws to attach the top of the hall tree to the bottom bench. Fill holes with wood filler or wooden dowels.

15

Visit Handmade Haven for more.

Click the Extras tab for build video link and visit https://handmade-haven.com/blogs/news/diy-hall-tree-bench for finish details.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 1x12, 72", Board  
(13) 2x2, 72", Board  
(2) 3/4" Thick, 17.5" x 39", Board  
(2) 1x8, 72", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

(4) Coat Hooks  
(1) Pack of 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws  
(1) Pack of 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws  
(1) Pack of 1.5" Brad Nails  
(1) Wood Glue  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) 2x2 Bench Sides, 17 1/4"  
(4) 2x2 Bench Sides, 14 1/2"  
(7) 2x2 Bench Stretchers, 36"  
(1) Bottom Bench Shelf, 14 1/2" x 39"  
(2) 2x2 Middle Bench Supports, 11 3/16"  
(1) Bench Top, 17 1/2" x 39"  
(4) 2x2 Hall Tree Sides, 45 1/4"  
(6) 2x2 Hall Tree Side Stretchers, 4 1/4"  
(3) 2x2 Hall Tree Vertical Supports, 42 1/4"  
(2) 1x12 Hall Tree Backing, 42 1/4"  
(1) 1x8 Hall Tree Top Shelf, 39 1/16"  
(1) 1x8 Hall Tree Middle Shelf, 39'  

Extras:

https://handmade-haven.com/blogs/news/diy-hall-tree-bench Visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Trdi4fObk&t=19s Visit

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