This step by step diy project is about hall tree plans. This woodworking article features detailed instructions about building a hall tree. If you want to enhance the look of your entryway with a beautiful wooden hall tree, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in this article. In addition, we recommend you to take a look over the rest of the project, in order to see more about building the hall tree bench.
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 Plans
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 58 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 49 1/2” long FRAME
- F – 10 piece of 1×6 lumber – 46 1/2″ long BACK
- G – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 39 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 39 1/2″ long FRAME
- H – 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 46 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×3 lumber – 48 ” long TRIMS
- Part 1: Hall tree bench plans
- Part 2: Hall tree plans
Building a hall tree
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the hall tree. Cut the top component out of 1×6 lumber and the rest of the components out of 1×4 lumber. Take accurate measurements and use a circular saw to make the cuts.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the side components. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
The next step of the indoor project is to install the trims to the hall tree. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 1×4 lumber and to drill pocket holes at both ends of the components. Fit the trims inside the frame and secure them using 1 1/4″ screws.
Add glue to the joints and remove the excess by using a dam cloth. Make sure the edges are flush and the corners are square, before inserting the galvanized screws.
Afterwards, attach the 1×6 slats to the back of the hall tree, as described in the diagram. Cut the components at the right size and secure them to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the slats, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush one with another, before inserting the screws. Smooth the exposed edges with sandpaper.
Cut the trim out of 1×2 lumber and secure it to the top of the component using 1 1/4″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the components before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add glue to the joints and let it dry out for several hours, before continuing the project.
If you really want to enhance the look of the hall tree and you want to add character to your construction, we recommend you to attach a 2×3 trim to the top of the structure. Center the trim with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the wooden panel. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
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: Take a look over the rest of the project, in order to learn how to build the bench for the hall tree.
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