This step by step diy project is about hall tree bench plans. This woodworking article features detailed diagrams and step by step instructions about building a nice hall tree bench. As you can imagine, there are many plans and designs to choose from when building an indoor bench, so make sure you take a look over the related plans to get a grasp on the alternatives. Adjust the size and the look of the bench to suit your needs and to fit your budget.
Align the wooden components at both ends before driving in the screws. Don’t forget to pre-drill holes in the components, as to prevent the wood from splitting. Moreover, don’t forget to countersink the head of the screws, before inserting the wooden screws. Last but not least, apply a good wood filler in the holes, let it dry out properly and sand the surface thoroughly with 120-grit sandpaper, before applying the final coats of stain.
Projects made from these plans
Hall Tree Bench Plans
- A – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/4″x45″ long, 1 piece – 15 1/4″x48″ long FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/4″x17 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/4″x15 1/4″ long SIDES
- C – 2 piece of 1×2 lumber – 16 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 13 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 46 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 45″ long TRIMS
- D – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 46 1/2″ long BACK
- Part 1: Hall tree bench plans
- Part 2: Hall tree plans
Building a hall tree bench
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the hall tree bench. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal component and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the side walls. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Leave no gaps between the components.
The next step of the project is to build and attach the top of the bench to the structure. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to drill pocket holes along the top edge of the side components. Center the top component to the wooden structure and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the sides, making sure the edges are flush one with another.
Check if the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps between the components. add glue to enhance the bond of the components.
Continue the woodworking project by attaching the partitions to the hall bench, as described in the diagram. Mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood sheets and get the job done with a professional circular saw. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the partitions.
Afterwards, fit the partitions inside the structure, placing them equally-spaced. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints. Repeat the process for the other partition.
If you really want to add character to your projects and get the job done as a professional, we strongly recommend you to attach trims to the face of the wooden bench. Cut the components at the right size and smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom and middle components. Drill pocket holes at the top of the side components. Drill pilot holes through the trims and insert 1 1/4″ finishing nails into the bench frame. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach the trim to the top of the bench. In order to get a professional manner, we recommend you to drill pocket holes along one edge of the trim and to secure it to the top component by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush before inserting the screws, to build a hall tree bench with a neat appearance.
In order to complete the project, you need to attach the 1×6 slats to the back of the hall bench. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to take accurate measurements and smooth the cut edges with sandpaper. Attach the slats to the back of the bench and drill pilot holes before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws into the frame.
Add glue to the joints and don’t leave any gaps between the components. Make sure the edges of the components are flush before inserting the screws.
Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you need to fill the cracks with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Afterwards, sand the wooden surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues thoroughly.
Top Tip: Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the woodworking project, in order to learn how to build the hall tree.
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