2x4 Hall Tree

Submitted by Ana White on Sun, 04/29/2018 - 12:51
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Free plans for 2x4 hall tree - modern farmhouse style. Plans by ANA-WHITE.com

This free furniture plan is sponsored by Varathane.  All opinions expressed are my own.



Every entryway should have a bench and hooks.

For about $20 in lumber, 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!

The free plans for this 2x4 hall tree follow - enjoy and please share if you build!

XO Ana


PS - Thanks for pinning and sharing!

Dimensions shown above


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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