Hall Trees seem to be popular items, so I thought I would make another one.
I started with this dismantled sewing stool. I kind of propped it together for the picture, but it was in pieces. I could have glued it back together, but I didn't think it would be a very popular item anyway.
I knocked it apart and attached the legs to a plywood box that I made. For decoration I decided to nail the front of the original stool to the front of the box. I also had to fix up some missing veneer.
I attached the box to the door, and when I put the shelf on it I realized there was something terribly wrong. Everything was crooked. I had measured down from the top of the door to where the shelf should be, but it just wasn't right. After replacing the shelf, I realized that the door had been cut crooked in order to fit a crooked doorway.
Oh my, now I know to square up the door before I do anything else. I had to lay the door down and square up the top and the bottom of the door with a circular saw.
I found the perfect mirror, and added coat hooks and old knobs from knob and tube wiring that we
pulled out of the stone house.
I also added an old doorknob that I was saving just for this purpose.
You may have noticed that I added some wood accents to the front. Of course I antiqued the whole thing, and sanded some of the edges.
The cushion is hinged to allow for storage inside.
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