Hall Tree

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Project by Fun With Woodworking posted 10-11-2012 09:37 PM 1841 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My 2 year son demolished our cheap coat rack that I had bought over 10 years ago so my wife suggested I make a new one. She was thinking of a board nailed to the wall with some pegs sticking out of it but what is the challenge in that? I did a search in the projects section of Lumberjocks for coat racks and found out about Hall Trees. I had never heard of them before that. I looked at several here and on the web and was able to design one that matched my current skill set. It is 5’ high, 2’ wide, and 9” deep. I mainly designed the size to fit next to my front door. I was able to make the entire project out of 3 – 1×10x6 and 3 – 1×6x6 pine boards. It is held together with wood glue and pocket hole screws. My original plan was to primer it white and then paint it an ugly green and distress the paint to make it look old. I had it about 3/4 complete and had taken it in the house to test the fit next to the door and my wife saw it and decided that it needed to be stained. It is attached to the wall with 2 cleats made out of 1×2 furring strips that I routed a lip into (would these be called rabbit joints?) so that the 2 year old doesn’t pull it down onto himself.

You can see the step by step details (and blunders) of the build in my blog at

-- Donald LeBlanc -

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 10:57 PM

Nice job. Good looking kid !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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