Hall tree - bench seat with doors and a back to hang coats / hats

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Project by MrJesse34 posted 06-03-2013 02:55 PM 2451 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here is my biggest project to date – a hall tree for my parents for their newly finished mudroom / porch area. Made of red oak, red oak plywood (1/4”) and 1/2” pine wainscotting. Finish is walnut danish oil on all red oak pieces, and natural danish oil on the inlays and the pine wainscotting. Bolted the back to the bench, so it is completely able to be disassembled. Inlay is maple and black walnut. Inlay on the door is leftover pieces from the big inlay that was cut on the bandsaw.

I’m really proud of this project. Theres a few imperfections here and there but I am really overall very proud. Thanks for looking!!

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 03:28 PM

that is beautiful love the inlay

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 04:34 PM

Wow, looks awesome. I like the contrasting woods. I wish I had room in my house for one of these.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 07:03 PM

Great job. Love the size of it and the contrast in the woods.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 07:08 PM

Thanks guys! It was a huge project – supposed to be their Christmas present last year. Only took 6 months longer than anticipated! First time ever doing inlay, and first time ever working with the red oak. The red oak was STRONG and really cool to work with, but I’m not sure how much I truly love how it looks as an end result. Next time I’d like to try some really expensive wood.

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#5 posted 06-04-2013 01:09 AM

they are going to love that ,great job,love the inlays

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 06-04-2013 01:23 AM

You should be proud, Mr Jesse. It’s a lovely piece, and you made it for beloved family members. This one will be cherished for some time.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#7 posted 06-04-2013 12:58 PM

BUCKETHEAD – is that a reference to the guitarist?

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#8 posted 06-04-2013 01:05 PM

It’s a nice design. I think that it is very warm looking and you did such a nice job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 06-04-2013 01:08 PM

can’t thank you guys enough! I really gained an appreciation for people who make fine furniture / other woodworking projects professionally. I would starve! Couldn’t keep near my timeline! At least I didn’t have to buy too much extra wood, so I had that figured pretty close.

Danish oil really is a god send, for getting the finish to look great.

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#10 posted 09-23-2013 05:27 PM

The inlay adds a great look. Nicely done.

-- Julian

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