Free plans to build a hall tree. Simple step by step plans include 10 diagrams, detailed cut list and shopping list, and photos.
1 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x10 @ 6 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - sheet 1/4" plywood or beadboard
1 - stick 6 feet small crown moulding
Use either 2" screws or 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to build
2 - 1x10 @ 53" (Sides)
1 - 1x10 @ 32 1/2" (Shelf)
1 - 1x10 @ 13" (Divider)
2 - 1x2 @ 32 1/2" (Front Trim)
2 - 1x3 @ 32 1/2" (Back Trim)
1 - 1x6 @ 32 1/2" (Base)
1 - 1x12 @ 38" (Top)
1 - beadboard or 1/4" plywood @ 34" x 53" (Back)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Notch out hutch sides as desired.
Next, add the shelf.
Notch out the tops of divider to fit a 1x2 on front and 1x3 on back. Use a jigsaw to make square cuts. Attach divider to shelf.
Next, add the front and back trim, making sure the divider is centered on the 1x2 and 1x3.
And the back trim.
Also, not pictured, add the base trim flush to bottom back of hutch
with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws on back side, or 2" countersunk screws and wood glue.
Next, add the top. Notice the 2" overhang on sides and front.
Attach beadboard or plywood to back.
Apply moulding as desired, mitering corners to fit.
Finally, secure to bench and wall to prevent forward tipping.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.