How to build a hall tree bench


20 DIY Hall Tree Bench Projects You Can Build Easily

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Hall tree benches are good not just for organizing items or having a fancy coat and hat hanger section, but are beautiful aesthetic pieces to spice up the ambiance of your home if used properly. So, they effectively serve both functional and decorative purposes.

In this article, I’ve carefully put together a list of 20 DIY Hall Tree Benches that you can create to bring an about much-needed organization or simply add a little character where things had been a bit bland for your taste. Each DIY Hall tree bench is cheap, easy to assemble, and just as effective as their $500 dollar counterparts so, enjoy!

1. DIY Hall Tree Bench

For this beauty, you’ll need laminated panel boards, plywood boards, wood screws, Kreg screws, wood glue, and woodwork tools amongst others. The making of the various compartments is straight to the point and even a beginner at crafts or woodwork should not have issues assembling this. Paint it into any color of your choice to fit in with the color scheme of your interior décor when you’re done.

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2. DIY Farmhouse Hall Tree

Perfect for a farmhouse, this DIY farmhouse hall tree is practical and gets the job done. Play with different wood colors and textures/grain to get a more exquisite feel. The dimensions for every aspect of the woodwork are made available in this DIY, eliminating guesswork and ensuring you get perfect results.

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3. DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

To get this modern and versatile DIY hall tree bench, you’re going to need panel boards, pocket hole screws, a drill, a Kreg Jig, and other woodwork tools. It takes about 24hrs or less to assemble this, although beginners might end up using more time. Just stick to the building plans and you’ll be fine.

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4. DIY Hallway Tree

What I love most about this hallway tree bench is its finishing. It is an absolute beauty that deserves to grace your hallways and you can scale it down to size to suit your space, your woodwork tools and wood of choice are all you need, much like you were going to build a cupboard or a table – it’s really that simple.

5. DIY Hall Coat Rack With Bench

This DIY hallway tree bench is a simple hall coat rack with a bench. It’s simple to make and doesn’t require you to be a professional before you can assemble everything together. Pine is used for the frames of the upper body i.e. the coat rack section, while cedar is used for the bench i.e. the storage box section. The incorporation of regular paneling into the upper body lends a nice contrast to the entire frame.

6. How To Make An Entry Bench

With easy to source materials and a beginner-friendly approach, this DIY hallway tree bench is a must-have. A beautiful finish was obtained by contrasting the baskets placed in the storage bench section against the white-colored frame of the entire hallway tree bench.

7. DIY Hall Tree Storage Bench

This DIY hall tree storage bench is an intricate piece with 6 storage box partitions across 2 layers in its storage bench. The end result is perfect for large families who might need just a little more room than the average hall tree can provide.

8. DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

Step by step instructions makes this an easy one to follow. It’s a classic hall tree bench whose dimensions can be adjusted to fit your needs. Such is the beauty of a DIY hall tree bench! You can get exactly what you need.

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9. DIY Modern Hall Tree Bench

This is a modern farmhouse hall tree bench based on the popular “OG” Shiplap Hall Tree Bench. Don’t be intimidated by the sheer size of it though, you need only 5 tools to fashion this out; a miter saw, drill, orbital sander, pocket jig hole, and a pin nailer!

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10. Modern Hall Tree Bench DIY

This is an easy to follow DIY hallway tree bench guide. You’ll find it well listed out including pictures of dimensions for the woodwork and extras that may come in handy.

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11. How To Build A Hall Tree With ChalkBoard

Got an old chalkboard you no longer need? Create a fashionable hall tree bench out of it instead of throwing it away; recycling is always better after all. I can also serve as a reminder board which is perfect since it’s the last thing you’ll see before leaving the house. The best part about this DIY hall tree with a chalkboard is that it costs less than $100 to build and is perfect for smaller entryways.

All you need to do is build the frame for the board alongside the storage bench with all their necessary supports, attach the chalkboard to the frame and that’s it! Your very own chalkboard hallway tree bench.

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12. DIY Pallet Entryway Bench

This DIY pallet entryway bench makes use of the wood to create a great design with lines that will stand out anywhere. It would definitely require a lot of work hours to complete but the finished product is breathtaking and worth it.

The process uses some fancy tools. Feel free to purchase what you need if you’re going to be involved in such crafts more often than not, I’d advise you look at one of the plans on this list that requires fewer tools if you don’t already have what you need – this way you can stick to the original intent of budget-friendly hallway tree benches.

13. DIY Hall Tree Storage Racks

Here you’ll learn how to properly strip paint off reclaimed lumber and build a proper base. It’s a very detailed tutorial for those who require the process of a DIY hall tree bench broken down to the basics for them. This is the first of a 2-part tutorial and you’ll find the second part just beneath the video of the first when you use the link.

14. Hall Tree Bench Build DIY

It’s relaxing watching the kids come and go in the background as the tutor builds the DIY hall tree bench, makes you feel like your DIY hall tree bench lessons are in safe hands. You’ll need your wood of choice and regular woodwork tools to create this simple, slim hall tree. Finish up with paint of your choice and enjoy.

15.

How To Make A Coat Rack Bench Hall Tree

This coat rack hall tree bench looks sensational painted black and paired with reclaimed Barnwood – a simple piece that reinforces the fact that sometimes, less is more. You can pre cut your wood while buying to make your work easier and ensure you have accurate dimensions.

16. DIY Shiplap Hall Tree With Bench

You’ll be building a shiplap hall tree bench like a pro with this one. A ¼ inch underlayment plywood cut down to specified strips is part of what is required to create the shiplap effect on this one and in 10mins, you could already have them up against a wall. The shiplap was nailed to the wall but you could glue them up permanently as an alternative or fix them to the wooden frame instead if you envision switching its position or just don’t want it secured to the wall.

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DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

Pine, redwood, and cedar come highly recommended in this DIY hall tree bench plan because of their durable nature, nice finish, and ability to survive humidity. Tool wise, you’ll need safety gloves and glasses, a miter saw, jigsaw, measuring equipment (chalk line, tape measure, carpentry pencil, etc.)

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18. How To Build A Hall Tree Bench

It takes about 2 days to complete this hall tree bench at an approximate cost of $150.  This project is not for the faint of hearts and is rated by the tutor on a difficulty level of ‘hard’. The finished product is however beautiful and crafting it would be a nice challenge to take on.

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19. DIY Hall Tree Bench

This DIY hall tree bench is a practical bench with a shoe rack underneath as opposed to storage boxes like most traditional hall tree benches, and a coat rack above. A bit of welding is required as you’ll be working with metal alongside wood and you’ll find the entire creation process in a detailed step guide.

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20. Pottery Barn Entry Hall Tree

Construction for this unique design of hall tree bench is divided into 4 easy to remember parts by the tutor; feet, uprights, shelf supports, and hook boards. The process is outlined in 5 steps that may require a bit of experience or trial and error. Whatever the case, this is one DIY hallway tree bench you do not want to miss out on.

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Conclusion

Before planning on building any of the projects listed in this article, know that this project is space consuming and would take a significant amount of space in your hallway. The build process might also require woodworking tools. Feel free to share plans with a woodworking expert if you are having issues building one yourself.

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Entryway Hall Tree Bench DIY

Since we moved into our apartment, I really wanted to build a cute DIY 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.

We live in a small apartment right now and this DIY 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!

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!

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: 31″ wide x 76″ tall x 16 1/4″ deep.

I’ve included the full detailed tutorial on how to build this Entryway DIY Hall Tree Bench below along with printable hall tree plans.

And I’ve also included the steps as well on my post on buildsomething.com.

Also, if you are looking for a more simple entryway bench, check out my DIY entryway bench for $10 here! Or if you are interested in a built in bench, see my DIY built in entryway bench!

Note, this post contains some affiliate links. For more information see my disclosures here.

How to build a DIY Hall Tree Bench:

Materials:
  • (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

Tools:
  • Kreg Jig (available here too)
  • Drill
  • Miter saw
  • Circular Saw or table saw (or have your home improvement store make the cuts)
  • Clamps
  • Brad nailer

1.

Build the sides of the bench

Click here for the printable DIY hall tree plans which include the cut list and step by step building steps with easy to follow diagrams!

Use a miter saw and cut four 2×8 pieces @ 17″ each. Then, for two of the 17″ pieces, add 2 pocket holes on one side with the Kreg Jig.

*Tip: See my how to use a Kreg Jig post for an easy, step by step tutorial and video tutorial on how to use the Kreg Jig!

Using 2 1/2″ Kreg screws and wood glue, join one piece together that has pocket holes with a piece that has no pocket holes.

Repeat these pocket hole steps for the other two 17″ pieces. You now have the bench side pieces.

2. Build top and bottom bench pieces

Use a miter saw and cut four 2×8 pieces @ 26″ each.

On two of the pieces, add two pocket holes to all ends, then add three pocket holes down the middle of the boards as shown in the photo. Join the two boards together with the middle pocket holes using 2 1/2″ Kreg screws and wood glue.

Repeat these pocket hole steps for the other two 26″ pieces. You now have the bench top and bottom pieces.

3. Attach bench sides to bench bottom

Join your bottom bench piece (pocket hole side facing down) into your two side pieces with 2 1/2″ Kreg screws and wood glue.

After the two side pieces are attached the bench will look like the below photo:

 

4. Attach bench top to bench sides

Join your top bench piece (the other two 26″ pieces that are joined) into your two side pieces with 2 1/2″ Kreg screws and wood glue.

5. Attach bench cubby divider

Measure the exact height and width for a bench cubby divider. The cubby divider dimensions should be 14 1/2″ x 14″, but you will need to measure for exact measurements at this point for a perfect fit.

Use the 1×16 @ 48″ Laminated Panel Board and cut the needed size from this board for your cubby divider.

Next, on your bench bottom and top frame pieces, measure and mark 14 1/2″ in from the edges (the center point for your divider).

Line up your cubby divider at this center point. Then, use 2″ wood screws and drill them through the top of the bench piece to secure the cubby divider into place (it is best to make pilot holes first to avoid wood splitting). Make sure to sink the wood screw head below the surface of the wood so it doesn’t stick up.

Flip the bench frame over and repeat again from the bottom side of the bench.

6. Attach bench top seat board

Use the remaining piece leftover from the 1x16x48″ board panel and cut a bench top seat 31″ long for your bench seat.

Center your bench top seat piece on top of your bench frame and make sure the back edge of the bench top seat is flush to the back edge of the bench frame.

You don’t want the bench top seat to hang off the back edge of the bench frame, you only want it to hang off the front edge. Clamp the bench top seat in place.

Attach the seat to the bench frame using three 1 1/2″ wood screws on each side of the bench top seat.

Again make sure to create pilot holes first and make sure to sink the wood screw head below the surface of the wood so it doesn’t stick up. Note, these holes will easily be filled with spackle or wood filler in the finishing process.

7. Build DIY hall tree frame

Using your 1x4x10ft piece and a miter saw, cut two 58 1/4″ pieces. Then, add two pocket holes to just one end on each of the two pieces.

Next, cut four 22″ pieces from your 1x4x8ft piece. On all four pieces, add two pocket holes to each end. Then, on just one of the four 22″ pieces, add three additional pocket holes along the middle on just one side.

Attach two of the 22″ frame pieces to the two 58 1/4″ frame pieces using 1 1/4″ Kreg screws and wood glue.

*Make sure you attach the 22″ piece with the three extra pocket holes to the frame sides that have two pocket holes at the ends as shown in the photo as this will be the side that is attached to your bench.

Attach one 22″ piece to the tree frame 10″ down from the top edge using 1 1/4″ Kreg screws. Note the top edge of the frame is the part that does not have the 3 extra pocket holes along the bottom side.

Then, add your last 22″ piece directly below the previous one.

Once those boards are attached, your hall tree frame is complete and will look like the below photo:

8. Attach hall tree frame and backing to bench top

Line up your hall tree frame with your bench and attach it with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. It helps to use clamps for this step.

Next, for the backing of the hall tree frame, use a circular saw and cut your 1/4″ thick 4ft x 8ft plywood to 29″ x 76″. Clamp the backing plywood board to the DIY hall tree frame.

Attach it to the back of the hall tree bench with a brad nailer and 3/4″ brad nails and wood glue. Alternatively, you can use 3/4” wood screws instead of brad nails.

9. Add shelf and corbels to the front of hall tree

Cut your 1x8x6ft to 29″ long to create your shelf piece.

Then, add the two wood corbels to the front of the frame making sure that the top edges are lined up with the top middle 1×4 piece.

For attaching the wood corbels, follow the instructions that came with it. We used 3/4″ wood screws for attaching ours. Finally, attach your shelf on top of the wood corbels using 1″ brad nails and wood glue.

9. Add coat hooks and paint your entryway DIY hall tree bench!

Yay! Now that your hall tree is all built, add wood filler over the screws on the bench top seat (if desired) and sand any necessary areas of the hall tree bench.

Then paint or stain. I painted my hall tree with White Dove by Benjamin Moore in eggshell.

Lastly, add your three coat hooks under the shelf.

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!

And again, if you want to see other bench options, check out my easy DIY entryway bench and DIY built in entryway bench!

 

Don’t forget the printable DIY hall tree plans too!

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Do-it-yourself soft bench in the hallway

Hello, dear readers of the site sesaga. ru. In this article I want to share my experience and tell you how you can make a soft bench in the hallway with your own hands.

In the store I liked a soft bench for the hallway of the room, but it did not fit in our hallway in some respects, and there were no other models and options in the store. And after a short meeting, it was decided to make a bench on their own, and take the store as a sample.

This bench took a day and a half to make.
On the first day the frame was assembled and covered with three coats of stain and two coats of lacquer. On the second day, the soft part was made and the bench was finally assembled.

Preparation of parts for the frame of the bench.

For the manufacture of the frame, a bar 40x30mm and a rail 40x20mm were used, and the dimensions of the frame were 950mm long, 255mm wide and 420mm high.

The frame of the bench is assembled from eleven parts, eight of which carry a power load and are made of a bar 40 × 30mm:

two horizontal side rails 870mm long;
two horizontal cross rails 195mm long;
four legs 420mm long.

For beauty and at the same time to strengthen the structure, we took a 40x20mm rail, which connected the legs of the bench in the lower part with three parts:

one horizontal side rail 870mm long;
two cross rails 195 mm long.

If you cut the frame parts with a hacksaw, then to obtain a straight end cut, lines are marked on both sides of the bar, along which cuts about 5 mm deep are made with a hacksaw. As a result, guide tracks are obtained, from which, during sawing, the hacksaw will not go to the side and the end of the bar will be even.

When you cut the part, then start sawing from the near upper corner so that the hacksaw blade simultaneously walks along the vertical and horizontal guide tracks.

When all the details of the frame are cut off, the next step is to skin them well to get rid of dirt, bumps, scratches and burrs. The wooden surface must be clean, even and smooth. And when it is like that, then the stain with varnish will lie on the surface well, and the bench will look no worse than the factory one.

The wood is first sanded with a coarse sandpaper, and then the fine sand is brought to a smooth state. For these purposes, there is a special grater, on the working surface of which a piece of skin is attached. If you do not have a grater, then use a small bar wrapped in one layer of sandpaper.

This stage of woodworking is preferably carried out outdoors or in some technical room, as there will be a lot of fine dust. Although the process itself is not so creative, but it must be taken seriously.

When the details are ready, we start assembling the frame of the bench.
In the shop bench, all the elements of the frame were connected by a coupling screw, so I did not invent anything and did the same. I only needed fourteen of these screws.

Tip . It is not always possible to evenly process the surface of the wood; one of the sides will definitely have a knot or some kind of flaw. Therefore, in the manufacture of the frame, try to hide the surface with a flaw inward or install it in a less noticeable edge.

Bench frame assembly.

We make all joints end-to-end without the use of corners, grooves and dowels.

Both parts fit together as they should. Then the place of the future connection is drilled with a drill with a diameter of 4 mm, so that a hole is made in both parts. At the same time, we hold the parts tightly so that they do not move. You can ask for help.

The hole in the part, in which the main part of the screw will be located, is additionally drilled with a drill with a diameter of 6 mm. If this is not done, then when screwing in, the screw may break the edge of the part.

And the hole of the part, into which only the threaded part of the screw will enter, we first pass the screw, so to speak, we cut the thread.

There will be a few more connections where the lag screw length will not be enough.
In this case, with a drill with a diameter of 10 mm, we drill a hole with a depth of about one centimeter and sink the head inward, thereby extending the exit of the threaded part by one centimeter.

When the power part of the frame is assembled, we connect the legs of the bench in the lower part with parts cut from a 40x20mm rail. This will give strength and stability to the frame, and at the same time give a finished look to the bench.

Now that the frame of the bench is fully assembled, mark all the joints under their numbers and carefully disassemble the frame so that all joints are glued for strength.

We coat each joint with PVA glue, let the glue dry for 2-3 minutes, and then tighten the parts tightly with screws.

You don't need to put a lot of glue, as the excess will be squeezed out and it will have to be wiped off immediately. If this is not done, then when the glue dries, a film forms, through which the wood cannot be saturated with stain or varnish. The so-called white bald spot will turn out.
It will be enough if only the ends are lubricated with glue.

Frame painting.

The next step is to cover the frame with drying oil or varnish, which will give the wooden surface a noble shade and protect it from environmental influences.

If you like the virgin color of the wood, its species suits you, or the interior in the hallway requires this, then immediately cover the frame with drying oil or varnish.

If you want the bench to have a shade of another type of wood, for example, walnut, oak, larch, cherry, etc., then first the surface is painted with a stain that imitates the color of this species, and after drying the wood is varnished or varnished. As a rule, the stain is applied in 3-4 layers, followed by drying between layers for at least 30 minutes. Two layers are enough for varnish, and one layer for drying oil.

It is also possible to purchase a varnish with a ready-made color that imitates one or another type of wood. In this case, the surface is immediately varnished, followed by drying between layers.
You can adjust the number of layers yourself.

Making a seat.

For the manufacture of the seat, we need chipboard or plywood with dimensions of 950x255mm, foam rubber and leatherette. I used chipboard left over from my closet because it's cheap yet durable and easy to work with. If you use plywood, then take at least 10mm thick.

In order to use the foam rubber to the maximum, since I will not need it in the future, I took a 10mm thick sheet and cut it all into eight identical parts measuring 950x255mm. The standard sheet size is 2000x100mm.
Foam rubber is perfectly cut with a clerical knife.

And now let's start stretching leatherette.
We lay out leatherette on the floor, put foam rubber in a pile on it and put a sheet of chipboard on top.

The process of stretching leatherette is not to say that it is simple, but not so complicated either.
Since I pulled leatherette for the first time, I do not pretend to the correctness of this process. I'll just show you how I did it myself. You can apply or come up with your own version of the stretch.

We wrap leatherette on the front side and fix it with self-tapping screws. Then we lightly press the chipboard sheet in the middle and fix the leatherette on the opposite side of the sheet with a slight stretch. We make sure that the edges are the same height.

Now stretch the sides.
It is more convenient to pull the side pieces on both sides at the same time.
With a knee we press on the center of the board, with a slight stretch we wrap the leatherette and fix it with a self-tapping screw in the center. Without releasing the knee, we wrap the opposite side of the leatherette and also fix it with a self-tapping screw in the center. Now we retreat in any direction about 150mm and perform all the same operations. At the same time, we constantly monitor the uniformity of the tightening of the sides.

When stretching leatherette, wrinkles will form, which we smooth out to the extreme end areas. You can even temporarily unscrew the screws that fix the leatherette at the ends.

When you are completely done with the sides, do not forget to re-stretch the leatherette on the ends of the seat.

Also, three pieces of foam rubber with a height equal to the height of the set can be placed in the ends. This will keep the edges from curling up and at the same time make them look steeper.

Cut off the excess parts of leatherette, tuck and finally fix.
Then we attach the frame to the seat with screws and the bench is ready. And to make the bottom of the bench look aesthetically pleasing, you can stick a piece of leatherette on it.

If you do not take into account your work and time spent on making a soft bench for a hallway with your own hands , then at a price such a bench comes out six times cheaper than a store one. Yes, and it's nice too.

Good luck!

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  • Preparation of parts for the frame of the bench.
  • Bench frame assembly.
  • Frame painting.
  • Seat fabrication.
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Do-it-yourself soft bench in the hallway

09 Oct 2014 | Section: Miscellaneous

Hello, dear readers of the site sesaga.ru. In this article I want to share my experience and tell you how you can make a soft bench in the hallway with your own hands.

In the store I liked a soft bench for the hallway of the room, but it did not fit in our hallway in some respects, and there were no other models and options in the store. And after a short meeting, it was decided to make a bench on their own, and take the store as a sample.

This bench took a day and a half to make.
On the first day the frame was assembled and covered with three coats of stain and two coats of lacquer. On the second day, the soft part was made and the bench was finally assembled.

Preparation of parts for the frame of the bench.

For the manufacture of the frame, a bar 40x30mm and a rail 40x20mm were used, and the dimensions of the frame were 950mm long, 255mm wide and 420mm high.

The frame of the bench is assembled from eleven parts, eight of which carry a power load and are made of a bar 40 × 30mm:

two horizontal side rails 870mm long;
two horizontal cross rails 195mm long;
four legs 420mm long.

For beauty and at the same time to strengthen the structure, we took a 40x20mm rail, which connected the legs of the bench in the lower part with three parts:

one horizontal side rail 870mm long;
two cross rails 195 mm long.

If you cut the frame parts with a hacksaw, then to obtain a straight end cut, lines are marked on both sides of the bar, along which cuts about 5 mm deep are made with a hacksaw. As a result, guide tracks are obtained, from which, during sawing, the hacksaw will not go to the side and the end of the bar will be even.

When you cut the part, then start sawing from the near upper corner so that the hacksaw blade simultaneously walks along the vertical and horizontal guide tracks.

When all the details of the frame are cut off, the next step is to skin them well to get rid of dirt, bumps, scratches and burrs. The wooden surface must be clean, even and smooth. And when it is like that, then the stain with varnish will lie on the surface well, and the bench will look no worse than the factory one.

The wood is first sanded with a coarse sandpaper, and then the fine sand is brought to a smooth state. For these purposes, there is a special grater, on the working surface of which a piece of skin is attached. If you do not have a grater, then use a small bar wrapped in one layer of sandpaper.

This stage of woodworking is preferably carried out outdoors or in some technical room, as there will be a lot of fine dust. Although the process itself is not so creative, but it must be taken seriously.

When the details are ready, we start assembling the frame of the bench.
In the shop bench, all the elements of the frame were connected by a coupling screw, so I did not invent anything and did the same. I only needed fourteen of these screws.

Tip. It is not always possible to evenly process the surface of the wood; one of the sides will definitely have a knot or some kind of flaw. Therefore, in the manufacture of the frame, try to hide the surface with a flaw inward or install it in a less noticeable edge.

Bench frame assembly.

We make all joints end-to-end without the use of corners, grooves and dowels.

Both parts fit together as they should. Then the place of the future connection is drilled with a drill with a diameter of 4 mm, so that a hole is made in both parts. At the same time, we hold the parts tightly so that they do not move. You can ask for help.

The hole in the part, in which the main part of the screw will be located, is additionally drilled with a drill with a diameter of 6 mm. If this is not done, then when screwing in, the screw may break the edge of the part.

And the hole of the part, into which only the threaded part of the screw will enter, we first pass the screw, so to speak, we cut the thread.

There will be a few more connections where the lag screw length will not be enough.
In this case, with a drill with a diameter of 10 mm, we drill a hole with a depth of about one centimeter and sink the head inward, thereby extending the exit of the threaded part by one centimeter.

When the power part of the frame is assembled, we connect the legs of the bench at the bottom with parts cut from a 40x20mm rail. This will give strength and stability to the frame, and at the same time give a finished look to the bench.

Now that the frame of the bench is fully assembled, mark all the joints under their numbers and carefully disassemble the frame so that all joints are glued for strength.

We coat each joint with PVA glue, let the glue dry for 2-3 minutes, and then tighten the parts tightly with screws.

You don't need to put a lot of glue, as the excess will be squeezed out and it will have to be wiped off immediately. If this is not done, then when the glue dries, a film forms, through which the wood cannot be saturated with stain or varnish. The so-called white bald spot will turn out.
It will be enough if only the ends are lubricated with glue.

Frame painting.

The next step is to cover the frame with drying oil or varnish, which will give the wooden surface a noble shade and protect it from environmental influences.

If you like the virgin color of the wood, its species suits you, or the interior in the hallway requires this, then immediately cover the frame with drying oil or varnish.

If you want the bench to have a shade of another type of wood, for example, walnut, oak, larch, cherry, etc., then first the surface is painted with a stain that imitates the color of this species, and after drying the wood is varnished or varnished. As a rule, the stain is applied in 3-4 layers, followed by drying between layers for at least 30 minutes. Two layers are enough for varnish, and one layer for drying oil.

It is also possible to purchase a varnish with a ready-made color that imitates one or another type of wood. In this case, the surface is immediately varnished, followed by drying between layers.
You can adjust the number of layers yourself.

Making a seat.

For the manufacture of the seat, we need chipboard or plywood with dimensions of 950x255mm, foam rubber and leatherette. I used chipboard left over from my closet because it's cheap yet durable and easy to work with. If you use plywood, then take at least 10mm thick.

In order to use the foam rubber to the maximum, since I will not need it in the future, I took a 10mm thick sheet and cut it all into eight identical parts measuring 950x255mm. The standard sheet size is 2000x100mm.
Foam rubber is perfectly cut with a clerical knife.

And now let's start stretching leatherette.
We lay out leatherette on the floor, put foam rubber in a pile on it and put a sheet of chipboard on top.

The process of stretching leatherette is not to say that it is simple, but not so complicated either.
Since I pulled leatherette for the first time, I do not pretend to the correctness of this process. I'll just show you how I did it myself. You can apply or come up with your own version of the stretch.

We wrap leatherette on the front side and fix it with self-tapping screws. Then we lightly press the chipboard sheet in the middle and fix the leatherette on the opposite side of the sheet with a slight stretch. We make sure that the edges are the same height.

Now stretch the sides.
It is more convenient to pull the side pieces on both sides at the same time.
With a knee we press on the center of the board, with a slight stretch we wrap the leatherette and fix it with a self-tapping screw in the center. Without releasing the knee, we wrap the opposite side of the leatherette and also fix it with a self-tapping screw in the center. Now we retreat in any direction about 150mm and perform all the same operations. At the same time, we constantly monitor the uniformity of the tightening of the sides.

When stretching leatherette, wrinkles will form, which we smooth out to the extreme end areas. You can even temporarily unscrew the screws that fix the leatherette at the ends.

When you are completely done with the sides, do not forget to re-stretch the leatherette on the ends of the seat.

Also, three pieces of foam rubber with a height equal to the height of the set can be placed in the ends. This will keep the edges from curling up and at the same time make them look steeper.

Cut off the excess parts of leatherette, tuck and finally fix.
Then we attach the frame to the seat with screws and the bench is ready. And to make the bottom of the bench look aesthetically pleasing, you can stick a piece of leatherette on it.

If you do not take into account your work and time spent on making a soft bench for the hallway with your own hands, then at a price such a bench comes out six times cheaper than a store one. Yes, and it's nice too.

Good luck!

Bench in the hallway - tips on choosing the best model and modern options for using the bench (95 photos + video)

When a person comes home or visits, the first thing that happens is in the hallway. This room sets the mood for the whole house, so the competent arrangement of its interior plays an important role.

Many complement the comfort by installing a bench where you can sit down and change shoes.

Benefits of using

Designers have transformed a simple shoe changer into a beautiful decorative element. The assortment offered by the modern market is unusually huge and diverse.

Shoe bench in the hallway has the main advantage - versatility, since additional equipment with shelves and drawers will make the bench more functional.

Bench selection

At this stage, you should pay attention to the cost of the bench, its dimensions, material of manufacture. Family size plays an important role. It is desirable that the maintenance is simple, and the design is combined with the rest of the furniture in the room.

You can choose a bench for any budget.

The most expensive ones are made of natural wood, and can also be gold plated.

Cheaper option - benches made of metal or slabs.

The most economical option is plastic benches, but be aware that they will not last long enough.

The dimensions of the room affect the choice of shape. For a large hallway, it is preferable to choose a wide bench, and for a narrow corridor - a long one.

The material used must be wear resistant. Especially this moment should be paid attention to in the presence of animals and small children in the house.

If you choose a model with upholstery, it will be much more comfortable to sit on it.

It is convenient to equip the bench with shelves, which can be either open or closed. In them you can place the shoes of the whole family.

You can also use drawers instead of a bedside table and store all the necessary accessories there. Gloves and keys, scarves and bags will no longer be randomly scattered, but will find their place in the room.

If the stores did not manage to find a suitable option, then you can use the services of a designer and make a bench to order. With this option, it is possible to take into account all your preferences as much as possible and get an exclusive thing in your house.

Very comfortable is a bench in the hallway with a back.

Models

The variety of models is huge. Benches are made by:

  • with rear wall;
  • without back wall;
  • with shoe compartments;
  • with shelves or drawers;
  • with boxes;
  • with compartments for clothes;
  • with phone stand.

Materials

Make benches from various materials:

The benches made of wood are the most convenient to use. This material adds beauty and warmth to the interior. A soft bench in the hallway with fabric or leather upholstery will look great. The high cost is justified, since such a bench will serve for a very long time.

Sturdy designs of forged benches will perfectly decorate the room. The metal has a long service life due to the coating with a protective layer against corrosion. Their main drawback is the lack of boxes.

Benches with metal frame. Their appearance is quite simple. The decoration is a variety of upholstery material.

Wicker benches are beautiful but require careful handling. Do not install them if small children or animals live in the house.

Benches made of chipboard and MDF are a very budget option.

Plastic have not too long service life, but very low price.

An interesting solution - a bench in the hallway with a combination of several materials, which will help to use all their advantages and eliminate disadvantages.

Dimensions

The average bench height is 50-55 cm. Higher or lower versions are also possible. It all depends on the needs of your family. For example, for 3-4 people it is ideal to use a bench with a height of 60-120 cm.

Color selection

Everything directly depends on the surrounding interior. The imagination of designers has no limits.

When using wooden parts, it is better to give preference to natural colors. The choice of bright materials will draw attention to the bench in the hallway with a seat. Lighter colors will softly fit the bench into the interior.

Application in various styles

One of the important points when choosing is the style of the room:

for a retro style, you should choose wooden products with carvings and beautiful decor.

Provence style will perfectly complement the benches of gentle tones. They can be with or without ornament.

For high-tech, it is recommended to use universal colors. They do not use decorations, but a forged bench in the hallway and metal models will fit in very harmoniously.

Bench-banquet in the hallway will fit perfectly into the house in a vintage style.

For the Scandinavian style, rough wood models that are painted or artificially aged are an excellent solution.

Photos of benches in the hallway amaze with their diversity, so even the most fastidious person will find a suitable option for themselves.

Photo of a bench in the hallway

Hallway bench ideas

The hallway bench is a very handy thing to sit down before going out and put on shoes or use them for storage. The benches that can now be found in furniture stores do not always fit in size or the price bites a lot.

We have collected 10 bench designs for you in the hallway, thanks to which you can create your own unique option.
Plywood Plywood Contemporary Bench We love this easy and affordable entryway bench. The main material is plywood, which can be purchased at hardware stores for about $ 10 / sheet, where you can immediately order cutting. Pieces of plywood of the same size are glued together and metal legs are screwed on.

Using the leather upholstery of an old sofa to create a bench in the hallway This bench is suitable for those who have an old leather sofa, the upholstery of which can be used to create a unique bench in the hallway.
Simple wood bench Ideal for people who have experience working with wood. In addition, the design of the bench provides a shelf for shoes.
Bench in the hallway from an old wooden door Yes, you saw everything correctly. An old wooden door can serve as an excellent donor for creating a unique bench.
Solid wood bench Another interesting option for a solid wood bench with metal legs. Strictly and concisely.
Coffee table reincarnation This is a prime example of how an unwanted vintage coffee table has been transformed into a unique and stylish interior element through minor restoration.


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