Outdoor Hall Tree

diy 2x4 hall tree
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This easy to build 2x4 hall tree has lots of hooks and a sturdy bench.  It can work indoors or out!  

This is an expensive and quick project with a rustic feel.  Build it with our free plans including step by step diagrams, shopping and cut lists.

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Why We Love this Outdoor Coat 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.

This coat tree can work indoors or out!  We love the extra seating space it could provide, with the hooks for guests to use.  

We LOVE this project for small spaces and apartments, no need to drill holes in walls for coat hooks.  And for small spaces, place outdoor!

easy to build 2x4 hall tree


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$40 Wood Hall Tree

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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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