Rustic X Hall Tree #anawhiteJun 01, 2021
This week I will be adding another piece to our popular
rusticNEX collection that I have in my workshop and I am about to start my project. This week what I chose to build is a
rusticHall X Tree. i'm familiar with some of my plans the rustic x collection is among the most popular and we've seen tons and tons of rustic x consoles but the Rexach x coffee tables and end tables and I had an idea what would happen if I just took the bench layout and extended the back legs up and made a
treeso I'm going to tackle that project this week so here's the plan we'll build two sets of legs with two by four's and then attach the two legs with two by four four and two by two then we'll add the excess in quarter inch plywood ends to the back of the top and a seat and then finish the whole thing off with some hooks.
I'm going to start cutting this project. I'm going to use my compound miter saw that's behind me because it's so important to get good straight and square cuts if you don't have a compound miter saw ask for my pre-christmas and in the meantime you can use as a square saw or straight edge and a circular saw but you really have to work really hard to make good cuts so I got all my cutting done and I'm going to move on to the actual assembly you almost have to have a crack jig to join a couple of those joints just because you're joining like the thickness of a 2x4 like this would be really hard to do without embarrassment so if you need a crit for one joint you can also use it on all joints so that's what I'm going to do here, there are three things you need to do to adjust your crepe ribbon and the first is adjust your height here and the second thing you need to do is adjust the clamp so you know how tight that clamp is when it closes and then the third thing is the color on the drill guide so just loosen that up and it comes with this little guide all you do let this drop and then squeeze this pull it out and set it tight so I drilled all the pocket holes and now i'm going to start putting words together ok this is basically the back parts of the palm
treeand it's basically the same as the front leg i just need a taller so it will go here ok so go ahead.
I'm going to start putting them together. It was announced that it will be a bigger project. Stars, so I'll start putting my two for two. of a c
hallenge because it's such a big project so i think i'm going to try to rotate it and try to support it at the same time so i have to oil one thing if you can make gravity work for you all tree posters yeah , you like it, okay, thank you for taking care of the children, why are you so cute? You're ridiculous, huh? the bench is done but i'm not going to flip it j so far though i really want to because i'm going to add a little slack it was here at the bottom that you could put you could put a piece of stack in here and make a full shelf but i want it to be baggy that way if the shoes have dirt on them or whatever the vacuum might get under, so it's really starting to look like the gift of the living room right now.
I'm going to add the X detail here it's not structural but it really makes it look better it hides any clutter I might have in there so what I'm going to do and just pick where I want it like this and then trace it this is a lot more easy than trying to find the exact angle and all that stuff so it gives you some flexibility if you want to resize the bench you can do that pretty easily so I can actually take it here or I can just put it to the side so you can see it's amazing , it's like 45 so I might be able to just set my saw to 45 and make those cuts 44 ok so then I'll cut this one and then cut the talkable overlay together as one piece lay out all the output and then attach what features I can making those cuts should be pretty close to ok so what i'm going to do now is mark where they are in relation to each other let's go so now i'm going to attach the X there and there's a couple different ways you can do it , so if you have a nailer you can throw in some nails you can use regular screws or you can use your crank screws so I'm just going to throw in some cruising jokes that look really cool I'm just going to repeat in the Another side in the step of putting the seat on the bench and what I'm going to do is I'm going to take three two by six and then I'm going to put the pins together to create a kind of table and then I'm going to put the whole seat on top of the bench but the problem is that we basically extended the hind legs up now that they're in the way so this can move. back so I traced them with both legs here and out with a jigsaw so it ended up being a light.
It's a little trickier than I'd like to do so I think in the plans I'll switch it up and do the top a little bit different but it works and now what I'm going to do is put it together to get these other two words the holes in the pocket put it together like a table and then put it back together ok so here's the top , I got a total bill s1, the reason I did it is that it's easier to attach, it's pretty cool, but I'm not going to attach it. because once I attach it it's going to be very difficult to get in here and finish them sand and stain them so I'm going to wait until the end to attach this yeah so it looks great but I'm looking forward to it. could really benefit from having a back end so things don't fall in there yeah what I'm thinking is we could definitely do something with boards and planks that would be really beautiful then it would also be very expensive so what I'm thinking what i'm going to do since this is 48 inches a little less than 48 it's just wine i'm just going to take a quarter r-inch sheet of plywood which is about $20 per sheet.
I'm just going to cut it down to the thighs. I'll cut some false grooves and then staple it to the back and it will look like I do it to the back. some hooks here maybe some smaller coats oh I have a 2 by 6 that goes like this to make a little shelf they could also put stuff on top if you want wait ok so I'm going to uncover the back for unite it. I'm working on the back first thing I'm doing is taking a quarter inch plywood and I'm cutting it around the sides it won't fit the back I'm using a piece of styrofoam on the floor and a circular i saw just using that to cut right into the floor.
I want to add some faux grooves to make it look like a plank on the back, so I set my saw blade to an eighth of an inch deep, just made a few cuts now. I'm going to attach the plywood to the back of the call tree, but I want to make sure I attach it to this and this, but once the pilots covered I don't know where. he and this are so what I'm doing first is just working out the centers right now with a pencil then once I put the plywood in I can see these two center marks draw a line between them and then I know where they are I'm going to staple it so I throw some ok the back so look how it looks we just finished all the hardware and this piece is done it's so beautiful I can't believe it so now I see why the The Rustic X Collection is as popular as its simple, inexpensive, and sturdy design, but it's really beautiful, and it really isn't that hard to build.
If you can build a coffee table or the bench in this collection, you can build everything I did. we already got up and we spread the hind legs up and a couple through the parts in the back and it became a full tree. I hope you guys like it too. If you build it, share it with Brad. amazing to see how your projects turn out and also nice to see what this would do. ook like in a different color or a stink so I really wanted to stay in it too and it just wouldn't work in my house so thanks for doing that and for building and sharing.
I really appreciate you and the plants you need. click on Alawite calm and take those blueprints to build it. I'm going to move this to our entry and finish it all up and start using it. Thanks so much for looking. See you next week.
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