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This handsome hall tree serves as a handy spot for hanging hats, coats, and other outdoor gear. Start with a 7-foot, 1x12-inch walnut board. Draw a rounded notch pattern as shown here and enlarge to desired size, then transfer the pattern to the board so four cutouts are staggered along each edge.
These rustic bud-vase holders are composed of salvaged boards notched to fit together. Each holder accommodates a cylindrical bud vase. When sizing the notches for the vases, add 1/8-inch to the diameter measurement so you can easily slip the vase into the notch.
This fancy mirror frame begins as an 18-foot-long, 1x6-inch cypress board. Cut it into eight lengths that measure a 26 1/2-42-inch rectangle when glued and clamped together. For varying grains, flip some boards over before you glue. After the glue sets, draw your frame pattern on one side of the rectangle and cut out the design with a jigsaw. When cutting out the center, drill a starter hole and insert the jigsaw blade. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. Finish with a coat of clear polyurethane. Use mirror clips to secure a mirror.
Create this bench from a piece of mahogany or other wood species you love. Size the bench to fit your space, or duplicate our dimensions. Start with a 6 1/2-foot, 1x12-inch board and using a table or miter saw, cut a 44-inch top and two 14 1/2-inch legs. Secure the sides to the seat by installing a 2x2-inch cleat below the bench top where each leg intersects.