$40 Wood Hall Tree

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:51
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This easy to build hall tree has lots of hooks and a sturdy bench.  Build it with our free plans including step by step diagrams, shopping and cut lists.

wood hall tree
wood hall tree
wood hall tree
wood hall tree

Every entryway should have a bench and hooks - even on the smallest of budgets.

For about $40, you can build this rustic hall tree.

It's sturdy and stylish, with lots of functionality and plenty of hooks.  It's a welcoming piece, providing a comfortable place to sit to take shoes or boots off, while offering to hold coats, bags and more.

There's even smaller hooks perfect for keys, sunglasses, wallets and more.

2x4s rarely disappoint - they are inexpensive, beautiful and sturdy.  The perfect stain can further bring out their awesomeness.

Varathane just came out with a new stain color "Carbon Gray" - it is a rich, dark gray, that goes on blotch free and even, while still showing off the natural wood grains.  Gorgeousness in a can!



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wood hall tree
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Shopping List

6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long

2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long

30 - 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws (for attaching seat boards to frame and top to frame)

50 - 2-1/2" pocket hole screws

6 - coat hooks

Cup hooks (I used 11) optional for keys, sunglasses etc


Cut List

2 - 2x4 @ 72" - Back Legs

2 - 2x4 @ 16-1/2" - Front Legs

2 - 2x4 @ 14" - Side Aprons

6 - 2x4 @ 44" - Front Apron, Back Supports, Back Seat Board 

2 - 2x4 @ 22-5/8" - Both ends cut at 45 degrees, long point to long point measurement, ends perpendicular - Cross Supports

1 - 2x4 @ 18" - Center Seat Support

4 - 2x6 @ 48" - Seat, Top


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the side apron boards.  Attach side aprons to front and back legs.  Repeat, but in mirror, for second leg set - keeping in mind that pocket holes should be hidden on inside of bench.  Use glue and 2-1/2" pocket holes for attaching.

Step 2

Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of five of the 44" long 2x4s.  Attach with pocket holes facing backwards to the legs with glue and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 45 degree cross support and center seat support.  Attach to bench with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 4

Attach seat boards and top with self tapping 2-3/4" wood screws and glue.

Step 5

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