Today, we’ve got a great organizing build for you. No matter the size or style of your home, it seems like the entryway is always a clutter magnet. Jackets, backpacks, shoes, and bags you need to have a designated home for and this amazing hall tree coat rack is just right for holding all your family’s essentials. Amy, from Her Tool Belt, built this one with plenty of shelves and hooks to hold everything. Be sure to check out Amy’s channel and website in the comments below. The materials for this hall tree will only cost you about $32, so this is a very budget-friendly way to bring order to your entry.
You’ll start by making all of the cuts according to the cut list listed on the site below taking care to note the special cuts. There are two mitered diagonal supports, two mitered shelf supports, and two notched slats for the shelves. Remember to measure twice so you have accurate cuts and don’t have to make another trip to the store. Once you have everything cut, now is the best time to sand and stain. What’s your go-to stain color? Tell us in the comments below and we’d love to see pictures. It’s so much easier to sand and stain now than after the hall tree is assembled. Start assembling the hall tree by putting together two side posts with the shelf supports.
Next, connect the two side posts using two cross pieces which will become your hook rails. Now, you’ll add the slat shelves starting with the middle shelf. Put one slat flush with the shelf support ends and center it side to side, and attach it with brad nails or screws. Leave a small 1/2-inch gap and attach the next slat, then the next, until you’ve attached all seven slats. This last slat will be one of the notched special cut boards. Repeat to add the top shelf and the bottom shelf. Next, add your diagonal supports between the posts, paying close attention to the different angles you cut earlier so they line up properly. Drill countersink holes for the screws.
Time to attach the hooks. Six evenly spaced hooks fit perfectly along each rail and these double hooks give you extra storage. Amy also added some decorative nails to make it look like the boards are bolted together for an extra special detail. Now, put your coat rack to work in your entryway or mudroom.