"A modern touch on a Hall Tree Bench"

A few months back I built a cool hall tree bench and absolutely loved it, so I decided to create the same bench with a slightly different design. 

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I couldn't be more happy with the way this new design turned out, so of course I had to share all the details with you guys, but be sure to check out my other DIY hall tree bench when you get a chance.

DIY Entryway Hall Tree Bench

This hall tree bench is the perfect combination of storage and style and will surely have all of your guests interested. So let's get into the details.

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DIY Entryway Hall Tree Bench


Cut List

*See the detailed plans for the cut list

Tools Used

DIY Hall Tree Bench

Step 1: Assemble Hall Tree Bench Base

The first thing I did was assemble the bottom of the Hall Tree bench. I opted to use select pine for this build because it makes the build look so clean, it does drive up the price tag, but it's well worth it in my opinion.

DIY Entryway Hall Tree Bench Plans

I assembled the hall tree bench base using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. 

DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

I also used my Kreg Right Angle Clamp to assist with the bottom base. To attach the top and bottom shelf of the base, I used my Milwaukee Brad Nailer

DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

Step 2: Assemble Hall Tree Top Frame

DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

I then began assembling the hall tree bench top frame. Most of the outer frame was assembled using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.

DIY Hall Tree Bench

Once I assembled the main frame, I took the long stretcher piece and attached the coat hooks.

Before adding the hooks, I placed them onto the board and marked where the holes were and then drilled little pilot holes into the marked areas. This helps make attaching the coat hangers a lot easier.

Adding coat hooks to a DIY hall tree benchAfter I attached the coat hanger piece to the assembled frame, I added in the decorative 1x2 trim using my Milwaukee Brad Nailer

Milwaukee Brad Nailer

This Milwaukee 18-Gauge Brad Nailer delivers clean and consistent nail holes in soft and hard woods. I really like that it feels light in hand and has zero ramp-up time.

Milwaukee Brad NailerIt also features three interchangeable tips. I used 1 1/4" brad nails to attach it to the assembled frame and it worked great.

The assembled hall tree bench frame should look something like this when you're done.

DIY Hall Tree Bench Frame

Step 3: Attach the Base and Frame 

Once the two parts of the DIY Hall Tree Bench were assembled I attached them together.

I used a countersink bit to drill holes alongside the bottom 2x2's of the hall tree top and inserted 3" wood screws to attach the top of the hall tree to the bottom bench. I then filled the screw holes with wood filler.

and WAAA-LAH, there you have it, a DIY Entryway Hall Tree Bench.

I wasn't able to record this build, but I do have video for a very similar hall tree I made months back. This design is slightly different, but a lot of it is the same. Check out the video for help.

Let's take another look at the new design.

DIY Hall Tree Bench

I really love the way this different design came out and I can't wait to see you guys tackle it to.DIY Entryway Hall Tree Bench

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Thanks for reading guys. XOXO, Ashley
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September 22, 2019 — Ashley Basnight