Oh my! I have made so many hall tree projects! Recently, Kaye left a comment saying she would love to see all of the hall trees I've made. Well, doesn't that sound like a great idea?
Be gentle with me. Some of these are from the very early days, and the pictures aren't the greatest.
The easiest way to make hall tree projects is to marry a door with some other sort of horizontal surface--a table, nightstand or something similar. It's been awhile since I've made one, but I have several doors available, so don't be surprised it you see one later this Spring or Summer.
Hall Tree Bench
First up , we have this one with a bench. Well, actually it was a small nightstand of some sort. In this post I show you a way to fill the doorknob hole.
A Door Plus a Sewing Cabinet
For this project, I beefed up a plain hollow core door and added a sewing cabinet! You will probably learn a lot of tips and tidbits from each of the hall tree projects.
Louvered Door Shelf
Nearly any door will make a great shelf or hall tree. For this project, I used a louvered door and saloon style doors.
Easy Hall Tree
We'll call this an easy entry way project because you can see the components look like they are a perfect match. It was a fun time at a nearby ReStore Artisan Workshop.
From the Archives
So, this is from the way back when days. Since I made this green monster, I've learned a lot! But It gives you an idea of how you can add arms if you choose.
Simple Narrow Door Hall Tree
The pictures are awful, but I felt it was worthy of sharing this narrow door project. Honestly, I'd love to make another one similar to this.
Pretty Blue Entry Table
If you have spare table legs, you could make something like this pretty blue entry table. Are you noticing a commonality on all of these hall tree projects? It's all about trimming out the TOP of the door.
How to Design Hall Tree Projects
This gives you a peek inside of how my brain works while designing hall tree projects. I never sketch anything on a pad, I just grab random things from my mega stash of junk and start laying it out. You can follow along step by step as I build this entry way table.
Bi-Fold Doors Plus a Dresser
Although I staged this as a coffee station I wanted to show you that you can use a cut down dresser and even a set of bi-fold doors! Remember, it's ALL ABOUT THE TRIM!
Green Door Bookshelf
What do you think? Can we call this a hall tree project? For the original post, I referred to it as a door bookshelf, because it was a custom piece for a lady with a lot of books.
Before you leave, I want to share a couple of hall tree projects from my friend Debbie!
Hall Tree Projects
Debbie from Refresh Restyle married a couple of great pieces to make this project with storage. You will also see a pretty white one on Debbie's post.
So, if you're keeping score
- Green = 3
- Black = 3
- Blue = 2
- White 1 ½ (one project started white, didn't sell, so I painted it black)
- Red =1
Can you choose a favorite? I will be making one this year. Is there anything in particular you would like to see me do? I love making hall tree projects!!!
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.