I’m sure you’ve seen pricey hall trees in stores before. They look pretty cool but they cost a fortune.

And if you want one, you’ll probably end up paying at least $300- and if they’re from Ikea, budget a day for assembly!

But did you ever think you could make your own? Well, you can! It’s actually really easy.

A hall is a typical piece of furniture that holds clothes, hats, bags, and other items. The hall tree is usually placed in the hallway or entryway. It provides storage for the outwear and daily gear.

This is the design I went with: 

You can check out the plan here– make sure you check out all our other plans below:

Also: check out these DIY mudroom bench plans as an alternative to these DIY hall trees!

DIY Hall Tree Plans & Ideas

#1. Hall Tree With Shoe Storage

Hall Tree
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A hall tree is a piece of furniture that provides an opportunity to keep all your bags, coats and accessories organized in one place. If you are planning to buy a new hall tree, there are some important things to consider before buying. This article discusses the factors to consider when buying a hall tree and provides some useful tips for buying your first hall tree.

#2. Hall Tree Bench

Hall Tree
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A DIY hall tree is an easy way to add some character to any room. It’s also a great project for kids who are learning about building things from scratch.

#3. Easy Wood & Industrial Pipe Hall Tree DIY

Wood & Industrial Pipe Hall Tree DIY
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Build your own DIY hall tree for your home with this easy step-by-step guide. It will be a great addition to your home and you will love how it looks.

#4. Pottery Barn Built In Entry Hall Tree

Pottery Barn Entry Hall Tree
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A hall tree is a multipurpose storage piece that typically has two or more hooks along with a bench seat that can be used for sitting and to store coats and other items. Hall trees were originally made from wood, but they are now available in a wide range of materials and styles.

#5. Industrial Coat Rack Bench

Industrial Coat Rack Bench
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A DIY hall tree is an easy way to add some extra storage space to your home. It’s also a great way to save money on decorating your house. You can find many different ideas for DIY hall trees online or at any craft store- or try out the elegant model above!

#6. Rustic Farmhouse Hall Tree

Furnishing a home can be a fun and exciting process, but it can also be a bit daunting. The first step in any DIY furniture project is to create an accurate budget. This guide provides a detailed list of all the steps involved in this process.

#7. DIY Modern Shiplap Hall Tree Bench

#8. Shiplap Entryway Idea

If you are looking for a way to spruce up your entryway, a DIY hall tree is one of the most practical and attractive options. With just a few tools and supplies, you can customize your personal entryway to fit your style and needs.

#9. Cheap Upcycled Hall Tree 

If you’re looking for a new way to add storage and style to your home, then check out this DIY hall tree project. This stylish DIY hall tree is a great addition to your entryway. All you need is a few common tools, time and patience as you follow along with these step by step instructions.

#10. Small DIY Hall Tree Bench

A hall tree is a simple piece of furniture that sits in the hall and acts as a place to hang coats and bags when you come through the door. It’s a great way to get yourself organized. When designing your hall tree, make sure to use strong materials, such as timber for the frame and a wood veneer for the top surface. This will ensure that it lasts for a long period of time.

#11. Hall Tree Storage Bench Idea

#12. Cheap Hall Tree Bench

You might be hard-pressed to figure out what to do with all that extra space when you start downsizing your home, but the fact of the matter is – you’re going to need somewhere to put your belongings. In fact, it can almost feel like a challenge to find ways to store all of those little knick-knacks and decorative items that you have around your home. One solution is to build a hallway tree.

#13. Entryway Hall Tree with Storage

If you are looking for hall tree, this is the right plan. They’ll show you how to build your own DIY Hall Tree in a really easy way. You can make your own hall tree with these plans and instructions, or modify them so they fit your needs.

#14. Hall Tree Storage Bench

A lot of times when we think of a hall tree, we picture them in an entryway, serving as an umbrella stand, laundry hamper, and coat rack all in one. But did you know a hall tree can be used in other areas of your home. Hall trees are great for rooms that have limited space in your home. They can be used for storing all those extra things you want to keep, but don’t have any room for.

#15. DIY Hall Tree Coat Rack Bench

How to make a DIY hall tree

The following products are required while making a hall tree

  • Two boards each 1” by 12”, 70”
  • Five coat hooks
  • The favorite painting
  • One packet of 2 ½” pocket screws
  • A packet of 1.5” brand nails
  • Thirteen boards 2” by 2” each 70”
  • One wood glue
  • A Brad Nailer
  • Two boards 3/4” each with a thickness of 15.5” by 37”
  • A packet of pocket hole screws, 1 1/4”

Tools required

The tools required include the following;

  • Cramp -6” wood project
  • Pocket hole jig
  • A Kreg right angle cramp for ensuring everything is at the right angle
  • Miter saw
  • Sander
  • cordless drill
  • a small painting roller and brush
  • A carpenters hammer

Woodcutting list

The best cutting list that we used in the preparation of timber works

  • One bottom shelf, 12 ½” by 37”
  • Two middle benches support 2” by 2”, each 9 3/16”
  • Four bench sides 2” by 2” each 12 ½”
  • Four 2” by 2” bench sides each 15 ¼”
  • One benchtop 15 ½” by 37”
  • Seven 2” by 2” bench stretchers each 34”.
  • Four 2” by 2” hall tree sides each 43 ¼”.
  • Two hall tree backing, 2” by 2” each 40 ¼”
  • Three 2” by 2” tree vertical supports each 40 ¼”
  • Six 2” by 2” hall tree side stretchers each 2 1/4”.
  • One hall tree backing, 1” by 8”, 37”.
  • One hall tree top shelf, 1” by 8”, each 37 1/ 16”.

The steps for making the hall tree

The following is the procedure followed when making the hall tree

Step one

Start by assembling the bench sides using a Kreg Jig on the setting of 11/2”. The 2” by 2” stretchers are attached to the bench side with the 21/2” pocket screws and the wood glue.

Step two

The second step is to attach the top bench stretchers. Assemble the bench by adding the 2” by 2” stretcher pieces on the top side of the bench using a Kreg Jig with pocket screws in the combination of wood glue.

Step three

The third step is to attach the bottom bench stretchers to the assembled bench using a Kreg Jig with wood glue and pocket screws. The bottom stretchers should be measuring 2” by 2”.

There should also be a 2.5” space from the bottom of the bench to the first stretcher piece to ensure that the bottom bench shelf has not come in contact with the ground.

Step four

The fourth step is adding the bottom bench shelf. Cut 2” by 2” squares on every corner of the bottom shelf, then attach it to the bench using the brad nails and wood glue to ensure it is firm.

Step five

The fifth step is the attachment of the middle bench supports pieces on the hall tree bench using the Kreg Jig. For firm, the attachment uses pocket hole screws and wood glue.

The support pieces should measure 2” by 2” are attached directly to the middle of the bench though close to the edge of the bottom shelf.

Step six

The sixth step is assembling the hall tree sides. Attach three 2” by 2” stretcher pieces on the side of the hall tree using a Kreg Jig. Use the pocket hole screws for attachment in combination with wood glue.

Apply the same method to assemble the other side of the hall tree. Ensure that all the pocket holes face upwards on the top stretcher while on the bottom stretcher, they point downwards.

Step seven

Attach hall tree sides through assembling the three 2” by 2” stretchers using a Kreg Jig with the pocket hole screws along with wood glue.

Step eight

Attach the 2” by 2” middle post to the hall tree using a Kreg Jig with pocket hole screws and wood glue. The stretcher should be connected directly in the middle of the hall tree.

Step nine

In this step, we attach the 1” by 12” boards at the back of the hall tree using Kreg Jig with pocket hole screws and wood glue for attachment. The boards should not exceed or be less than the front of the hall tree.

Step ten

At step ten, we attach back supports at least two, using a Kreg Jig with pocket screws and wood glue.

After attaching the back supports, attach the top bench using wood glue and brad nails.

Step eleven

The next step is to attach the bench on the top of the hall tree. Drill holes alongside the bottom with a countersink bit on the hall tree the four, two by two’s verticals; then insert the 3” wood screws to attach the hall tree on the bottom bench and fill the holes left with wood filler; alternatively, use wooden dowels.

Attach the top shelf, 1” by 8” using brad nails and wood glue.

Step twelve

This is the step where we attach the middle shelf by cutting 2” by 2” notches on the shelf and removing 1.5” from the back shelf. Use brad nails to attach the middle frame to the hall tree.

Drill pocket holes on the underside for screwing the two sides into 2” by 2” of the hall tree bench using the brad nails. After doing so, the hall tree is ready for finishing.

The final step is finishing

The hall tree is painted with the favorite paint for wood for the finishing. The paint should give it a good look or match with that on the walls. Paint the hall tree with at least two coats using a smooth paintbrush and a paint roller.

A mirror of any size can be attached to the front part of the hall tree. Also, other items such as pot flowers are placed on the hall tree to ensure it looks better.