Rustic X Hall Tree

Submitted by Ana White on Sun, 09/08/2019 - 12:12
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Create a beautiful entry for about $80 with our rustic hall tree.  Built using 2x lumber, it's sturdy, functional, and gorgeous!  Our free step by step plans include shopping and cut lists, and full diagrams.  Plans by Ana-White.com

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white hall tree farmhouse style

With just one piece of furniture, you can totally transform your home's first impression.

white hall tree

Our new rustic hall tree is so beautiful!  It dressed up my entry, without having to hang a heavy organizer on the wall, without having to paint, with minimal decor - the art above was $8.  

It's like magic - just bring the hall tree in and your entryway is instantly transformed.

 

Why a White Hall Tree?

Our home has alot of saturated wood tones from the timber framing, so I knew I wanted a white hall tree to balance and avoid competing, but this hall tree would have been so beautiful stained.  I just can't wait to see someone do that!

 

The Rustic X Collection

This plan is part of our Rustic X collection of plans.  It is simply our Rustic X Bench plans with the back legs extended up. Here's the console - 

farmhouse behind the sofa table

Make sure you check out all the plans in this collection, matching furniture throughout can make your home feel more cohesive and less cluttered.

 

Video Tutorial

We put together a video showing all the steps, with lots of tips and trick, for this hall tree build.  Please watch it before building.

 

Rustic Hall Tree Plans

This is not a beginner build, but certainly, you don't need to be an expert carpenter or have a ton of tools.  If you can make straight cuts and use a Kreg Jig, you can tackle this one.

The free step by step plans follow.  Thanks for using our plans, we sure do appreciate you sending in brag posts of your completed projects!

Dimensions
rustic hall tree plans
Dimensions shown in diagram

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 6 - 2x4 x 8 feet long
  • 3 - 2x2 x 8 feet long
  • 1 - 2x8 x 8 feet long
  • 50 - 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
  • 25 - 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws for attaching the top (can use the pocket hole screws too)
  • 3/4" brad nails for attaching the back and wood glue
  • 4 hooks
Cut List
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 16-1/2" - front legs
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 12-1/2" - ends
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 72-1/2" - back legs
  • 5 - 2x4 @ 41" - horizontal tie ins
  • 3 - 2x2 @ 41" - horizontal tie ins
  • 2x2s for the Xs scribed and cut in plan
  • 2 - 2x8 @ 48" - seat
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 16" - seat ends
  • 1 - 2x4 @ 51" - top
  • 1/4" plywood 48" x 68-1/2" - back

 

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of all of the 2x4 @ 12-1/2" long.

Attach to the front legs as shown in the diagram with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Attach to the back leg with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 2x4 @ 41".

Attach to the legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 4

Drill one 1-1/2" pocket hole on the ends of the 2x2s @ 41".

Attach to the legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 5

Scribe and cut the Xs as demonstrated in the video.

Attach the smaller X pieces to the larger piece with single 1-1/2" pocket holes with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.  

Then use 2-1/2" screws to attach the X from the outside of the legs.  You can also use 2-1/2" pocket hole screws if you don't have other screws.

Step 6

We recommend attaching the two 2x8 boards together along the long edge with 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Then attach the entire top from underneath with 2-1/2" screws, four screws should be plenty.

Step 7

Use either 2" brad nails or 2-1/2" self tapping screws (can use pocket hole screws) to attach the 2x2 end trim.

Step 8

Attach back with 3/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 9

Attach header with 2-1/2" self tapping screws (can also use pocket hole screws).

Step 10

Finishing Instructions
Finish Used
For the finish we used Behr Marquee in off the shelf white in a semi-gloss finish. We sprayed and then finished with rollers and brushes.
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