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A DIY Hall Tree that’s making all the mudrooms jealous

The entryway is usually the first thing that people see when they come into a house, so I figured why not create a fun DIY hall tree that could bring some style to the doorway.

“This post is sponsored by Build Something”

I know many people are always looking for fun storage ideas that aren’t just functional but stylish as well, so I have partnered up with my good friends at Kreg Tool to bring you the free plans for this beautiful DIY Hall Tree.

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But before you head over, be sure to check out my process below of how I built this DIY hall tree.

I love all things modern, so I figured I would choose a design that was a little different from traditional hall tree benches that I’ve seen.

DIY Hall Tree Bench 3 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchI saw this design online and just had to re-enact it. It can serve as storage, a coat rack and much more. The options are endless to what you can do with this DIY Hall Tree.

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Also if you are looking for other great ideas for your entryway, be sure to check out some of my other plans posted up on the blog.Alexa Hart 19 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchAll of my other entryway projects can be found here.

Dimensions

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Supplies

13 – 2×2 @ 6ft

2 – 1×12 @ 6ft

2 – Panel Boards – 17.5″ x 39″

2 – 1×8 @ 6ft

2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws

1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws

1 1/2″ Brad Nails

Kreg Jig

Kreg Right Angle Clamp

Drill

Brad Nailer 

For this build, I made an attempt to try and document my process through video just in case you guys wanted to give this DIY Hall Tree a go. Check out the video above and then be sure to head over to Build Something for the free plans on how I created this DIY Hall Tree Bench.

Screen Shot 2019 05 28 at 6.12.42 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchOf course, throughout this build, I utilized my handy dandy Kreg Jig. I say this often, but my Kreg Jig is one of my top tools that I use on most, if not all, of my builds and it’s a tool I highly recommend. I personally use the K4 master system and it hasn’t disappointed me yet.

If you don’t use pocket holes often and you’re looking for a more simpler version of the Kreg Jig, the R3 Kreg model is a great alternative and a little cheaper.Screen Shot 2019 05 28 at 6.18.42 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchAnother handy tool I utilized was my Kreg clamp. I am always flying solo when it comes to building, so those clamps definitely come in handy. I would recommend this clamp if you utilize pocket holes often.

This hall tree was fairly easy to build; I completed it in one day. Although, it may take longer for some, it was a fairly easy project to tackle and I can’t wait to see you guys tackle it yourselves.

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If you’re wondering where I got this cool blue workbench from; I got it from Kreg. It is one of my favorite workbenches specifically because of the fact that I can roll it around in the shop and its just the right size to be able to build my projects on top of it, so I don’t always have to build from the ground. Kreg really has some great products that I’ve used plenty of times throughout my building journey and I always get excited when I get the chance to partner together with them.IMG 3521 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchI opted to use Select Pine for this particular build because it makes it look really clean. It does drive up the price tag quite a bit, but in my opinion, it was well worth the extra money. I got it from my fav orange store, The Home Depot. Regular pine would work just fine for this build, but you may have to put in a little extra work to make it look as nice.

IMG 3585 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchFor the finish, I decided to go with one of my favorite stains, Rustoleum’s Briarsmoke. I love this stain color because it gives my build a modern, rustic look. Before applying the stain, I did wipe down the hall tree with a stain pre-conditioner first. This prevents any blotching on the build.

IMG 3598 1024x1024 - DIY Hall Tree BenchBefore you head over for the free plans, let’s take one more look at this beauty. I’m really happy with how this DIY Hall Tree bench came out and I hope that you guys have fun building it as well.

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For the free plans, head on over to Build Something and enjoy!

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Thanks for reading guys and I can’t wait to see all of your great builds.

XOXO Ashley

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15 Easy DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Your backyard should be a comfortable place that is enjoyable to spend time in. Something that is easy to forget about is the lighting. However, it can prove to be very useful and can even give your backyard that extra something it needed.

Summer is already here and that means backyard parties are about to be in full swing. If you are looking to really set your backyard apart, a new, unique, outdoor DIY lighting project can really do the trick.

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Lighting can really set the mood for an event. Luckily, there are many different styles you can choose from for your DIY lighting project. You can try any of these easy DIY outdoor lighting ideas if you want to really make your backyard glow!

Fairly Light Globe

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DIY Wire Basket Lighting

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Hula Hoop Chandelier

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Cedar Block Lights

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Shuttlecock Lights

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PVC Pipe Lights

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Canning Jar Lights

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Cupcake Lights

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Glow Jars

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Mason Jar Lanterns

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Recycled Pallet Lights

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Sturdy String Light Poles

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Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

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Outdoor Orb Chandelier

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20 Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas

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Gardening is a wonderful hobby, but also one that requires a lot of time, knowledge and dedication. While some people only have gardens for vanity or because they inherited the garden with their house, true hobbyist gardeners love to tend to their plants and watch them flourish.

Having said that, sometimes you need to be creative in your garden, either to fill a small space or get a different look that breaks the normal patterns you see in every other garden.

Arranging your flower beds in a unique way or customizing your planters can do wonders for the aesthetic of your garden. Not only that, though, creating this unique garden setting will challenge you and allow your creativity to flow in unexpected ways.

This project doesn’t need to come entirely from your gray mass though. In fact, we have put this article together to help you get started.

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These Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas should certainly inspire you.

How about a wire spool planter in your garden

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Cute way to use an old rustic bed frame in the garden

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Old Boot Planters

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Spiral Raised Garden Bed

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DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed

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Make a Flower Shaped Garden Bed for Your Vegetable Garden with Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Build tiered beds from wooden pallets

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Planter made from old towel and quick dry cement

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Make round raised garden bed with Bricks

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Growing Grass Head

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Side yard makeover started from building a garden bed

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Stones can be transformed in rustic and different planters for you decorate all your garden and house

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Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens

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Connect plastic milk crates together to set up a garden bed

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Colorful Garden Bed Made from Painted Cinder Blocks

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters

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Take the umbrella, turn it upside down and stick it into the ground to transform it to a flower bed

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DIY Succulent Turtle

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Recycle an old wagon wheel for a divided succulents bed

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Garden beds edged with old china plates

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15+ Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas

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Coffee is pretty much a universal drink in the modern world. While people from different cultures may make, serve and drink it in different ways. it is pretty much safe to say that you can have coffee in virtually any country around the world.

Some people might prefer to have their espressos or lattes out of home and on the go, but it is always nice and important to be able to make and serve coffee when you’re hosting family or other guests, if nothing else.

Most people opt for small espresso machines nowadays, which they can set in a corner of their kitchen so it stays out of the way. Having a real coffee station, complete with the coffee machine, pods, cups, mugs. sweeteners and spoons is much nicer though, especially if you have one with wheels, which you can bring over to the entertainment area during parties.

So if you have the funds, space and are willing to go for it, we’d definitely recommend it for you to get or build a coffee station.

In fact, we’ve put these Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas together to help make up your mind.

Valentines Day Coffee Bar and Breakfast Nook

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Upcycled Dresser As Coffee Station

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Hide the coffee maker in a customized drawer

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It would be perfect for tiny useless space between the wall and your fridge

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DIY Black Pipe Coffee Bar Station

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Place a coffee cart or bar table in the front of the window

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Hide away a coffee station behind sliding cabinet doors

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You can build one in any unused corner space in any part of your home

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Indicate a small coffee bar by a wall quote made from reclaimed wood

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Fit in narrow space between two window seats

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Make use of a corner of your kitchen pantry or a dining room closet and dedicate it to your love for coffee

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Set up a coffee station above a trash can cabinet made with wooden pallets

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No Dedicated Space Available? Try this clever design with built-in espresso machine and a pull out shelf

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Claim a small space of your hallway and make it a coffee bar, and the wall of coffee cups display will be a focal point of your home

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One Pallet = One Coffee Bar

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Serve coffee on the dining table from a coffee station under the staircase

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DIY Rustic Coffee Bar

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Industrial Coffee Station Shelf

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