Entryway Hall Tree with Storage

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.

SHOPPING LIST

6 – 2×4 x 8 feet long
3 – 2×2 x 8 feet long
1 – 2×8 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 – 2×4 @ 16-1/2″ – front legs
4 – 2×4 @ 12-1/2″ – ends
2 – 2×4 @ 72-1/2″ – back legs
5 – 2×4 @ 41″ – horizontal tie ins
3 – 2×2 @ 41″ – horizontal tie ins
2x2s for the Xs scribed and cut in plan
2 – 2×8 @ 48″ – seat
2 – 2×2 @ 16″ – seat ends
1 – 2×4 @ 51″ – top
1/4″ plywood 48″ x 68-1/2″ – back


Drill two 1-1/2″ pocket holes on each end of all of the 2×4 @ 12-1/2″ long.

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

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

Drill two 1-1/2″ pocket holes on each end of the 2×4 @ 41″.

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

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.

Scribe and cut the Xs

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.

We recommend attaching the two 2×8 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.

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

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

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


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