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Aug 02, 2020

I finally got to work on a non-shop-related project in my new expanded shop.

Our new sunroom needed a place to store shoes and a place to sit and put them on or take them off. It also needed a place to hang stuff.

So I designed and built this hall tree from the scraps that I’ve collected over time. Materials used was walnut and cherry veneered cabinet grade plywood, solid walnut, cherry plybead paneling and cherry crown molding.

The feet design was copied from an oak hutch in our dining room. They are made out of solid walnut and are 2 inches high.

The walnut veneered plywood seat front and side edges have 3/8 inch thick of solid walnut edging. The front edges of the cherry veneered plywood of the shoe storage area also has solid walnut edging. The front edges of the seat sides also has is walnut veneered plywood with a 3/8 inch thick of solid walnut edging. The front edges of the seat sides which consist of two 3/4” walnut veneered plywood is also covered with 3/8 inch thick of solid walnut edging. The seat sides have 2 dowels that fit into the side posts of the back.

The posts on the sides of the back consists of solid walnut on the front and walnut veneered plywood on the sides.

The back is made up of 3 pieces of plywood that was glued and pocket screwed together because I couldn’t find a big enough piece in my wood stash. Cherry plybead paneling was glued to the 3/4 inch plywood back to hide the joints in the back. To finish it off I trimmed the paneling with pieces of solid walnut 5/8 inch cove molding that I made.

The back is topped off with a crown made of cherry …

… and is finished off with a piece of plywood on top. The height of the back was determined by that sconce that you see above the top of the crown.

Here is the pieced together plywood back.

Because it is such a heavy piece I decided to make the back separate from the seat. I made notes on the back showing which screws had to be remove if the back has to be removed in the future.

I cut a piece of cushion foam 2 inches thick to fit the seat and my wife found a sham cover that fit it perfectly to pad the seat.

And there you have the finished hall tree.

It is finished with a coat of dark walnut Watco Danish Oil followed by a coat of natural Watco Danish oil.

The wife and I really like it.

Comments and favorites welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 08-02-2020 11:25 PM

Beautiful piece.

-- Clark

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 01:00 AM

Really outstanding.

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 01:27 AM

Looks very nice and a useful piece. Nice build

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 08-03-2020 11:25 AM

That is beautiful!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 01:29 PM

Very attractive and useful to.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 10:55 PM

Nice. It will get use where it’s at.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 11-11-2020 06:37 PM

This is really beautiful. Congratulations!

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