Since we moved into our apartment, I really wanted to build a cute hall tree bench for a little corner by our front door where we desperately needed some organization and a place to put keys, dog leashes, shoes, jackets and more. I want to keep it real with you guys, so here is an embarrassing photo of what the area looked like before and as you can see we really needed something more functional (and pretty):
Talk about a hot mess, right?! Finally, I decided to build a custom entryway hall tree bench! With Brandon’s help we were able to get it built and painted within two afternoons, it was definitely a more simple/easy project build!
We live in a small apartment right now and this hall tree bench is perfect for providing organization for small spaces! And I’m obsessed with it now! Every time I walk by it, it’s just so cute to look at it and it provides so much needed function to our entryway! And Brandon loves it too! Win-Win!
Total build cost for this Entryway Hall Tree Bench DIY was about $92! Other hall trees this size retail around $250-$500, definitely a huge cost savings by building one. The final size of the Entryway Hall Tree Bench is 31″ wide x 76″ tall.
The full tutorial on how to build this Entryway Hall Tree Bench can be found on my post on buildsomething.com, where you can find more great DIY building project plans too!!
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As a reference here are the materials and tools you will need:
- (2) 2×8 @ 8ft
- (1) 1 x8 @ 6ft
- (1) 1×4 @ 8ft
- (1) 1×4 @ 10ft
- (1) 1×16 @ 48″ Laminated Panel Board
- (1) 1/4″ thick, 4ft x 8ft Plywood board
- 2 Wood Corbels
- 3 Coat Hooks
- 2″, 1 1/2″, & 3/4″ Wood Screws
- 2 1/2″ and 1 1/4″ Kreg screws
- 3/4″ and 1″ Brad Nails
- Wood Glue
Again you can find the full tutorial and free build plns over at buildsomething.com!
What do you think of my Entryway Hall Tree Bench DIY?! I think it would also work great in mudrooms, hallways, laundry rooms and more! Would you be able to use an organizer like this in your entryway? Feel free to share in the comments or on Instagram or Facebook! You can also follow along with my latest projects on Pinterest!
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