Before deciding on a reclaimed wood accent wall, think about creating a full accent area. Finding unique ways to add reclaimed wood to your indoor space is exciting! Options are endless from kitchen island coverings to wainscoting, but have you considered a reclaimed wood hall tree? With reclaimed wood, you can go big or go home, or in this case, stay home and keep it simple. This DIY project gives you another seat in the house, more storage, and farmhouse charm.
What is a Hall Tree?
A hall tree is a multi-functional piece of furniture typically found in a front room, mudroom, hall, or entryway. This all-in-one storage unit is also built with a bench seat. It serves as a place to quickly disrobe of outerwear, shoes, and more in an organized manner. Of course, a hall tree can be bought or built. There is nothing more satisfying than creating something by hand and reveling in your handy work.
Hall trees are a staple of farmhouse interior designs. When you walk into a farmhouse or country chic home, chances are you’ll be met with a hall tree. Placed perfectly for discarding hats, coats, boots, and other miscellaneous items in the storage area all while sitting comfortably. Make a one-of-a-kind hall tree with our reclaimed wood panels that come in a range of colors. White or brown panels are ideal to match any color décor or style.
Extend Your Feature Wall
In a mudroom or sunroom, an eye-catching reclaimed wood wall can serve as the tall back of your reclaimed wood hall tree. Spice up your design by installing your reclaimed wood panels in a chevron pattern or slanted to add depth to the room. Then, using plywood and a less expensive white wood create the bench and under storage base.
Once your base is intact, cover it with reclaimed wood panels that mix n match with your accent wall. If you’d like your bench and storage to be mobile, leave it as is and move it to any room in your home. Or use nails to adhere it to the accent wall. And just like that, you’ll have a new reclaimed wood hall tree. A true hall tree has hooks above the bench to hang items, you can add hooks to your wall panels after install.
Build An Accent Piece
You may be interested in adding reclaimed wood to your home but not interested in a full wall covering. You can build a full DIY hall tree with a tall back and bench. Here is a helpful DIY video found on Youtube, in the video pallet wood is recycled. Know the differences between recycled pallet wood & real reclaimed wood before starting your project. It may not be easy to move depending on how high you build your tree. Any solid wood structure can be massive and weigh over 100 lbs.
A hall tree covered with our Rustic Mill or Board Wash panels instantly transforms it into a gorgeous, reclaimed wood hall tree. Or if you already have a reading nook or mudroom with a bench, then it’s simple to install a reclaimed wood feature wall behind the bench. Then add hooks to the panels above the bench, build the under-storage base then cover it with planks. You’ll be proud of your DIY reclaimed wood hall tree and be hosting classes for all your friends!