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Nana's Costume Hall Tree

  • May 29, 2019

Lance0083
Lance0083
Lance0083
Lance0083

Around Thanksgiving last year I noticed my parents were using a plastic bin to hold all the grandkid costumes. I decided to get daring and at Christmas put together something for my mom after watching enough project tutorials online to feel confident in planning. This was only my second woodworking project and my first one where I used a table saw.

My wife and I found some baskets that matched my mom’s décor and sized everything off of that. This was built using 3/4” plywood and had the larger section cut at Home Depot. The smaller portions I cut on my table saw, and then later recut as I l got the hang of things. I assembled using pocket holes, brad nails and lots of glue. I got a lot of use out of my Ryobi drills and brad nail gun during this project.

Once everything was assembled, we painted everything white (the grandkids helped) and installed hooks at the top to hang costumes on. We gave it to my mom for Christmas with a wall anchor (it’s very bottom heavy but I didn’t want to take any chances with the little ones).

It came together really well and I learned a lot while doing it. Best of all though is that all the grandkids are able to grab costumes off hooks instead of dumping a bucket out! Now to just get them to hang them back up…

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  • We absolutely love so much about this project! Kudos to you for realizing the great opportunity to build this costume tree and for investing the research, planning and build time to make it a reality. And a big shout-out to the Nana who loves her family so much that she has such an awesome costume collect. This project will grow with the kids and become a special memory. It is awesome!
    By RYOBI Nation, on May 29, 2019
    • Nice work and a fantastic idea.
      By AZWENDY, on May 31, 2019

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Nana's Costume Hall Tree

by Lance0083
May 29, 2019
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Around Thanksgiving last year I noticed my parents were using a plastic bin to hold all the grandkid costumes. I decided to get daring and at Christmas put together something for my mom after watching enough project tutorials online to feel confident in planning. This was only my second woodworking project and my first one where I used a table saw. My wife and I found some baskets that matched my mom’s décor and sized everything off of that. This was built using 3/4” plywood and had the larger section cut at Home Depot. The smaller portions I cut on my table saw, and then later recut as I l got the hang of things. I assembled using pocket holes, brad nails and lots of glue. I got a lot of use out of my Ryobi drills and brad nail gun during this project. Once everything was assembled, we painted everything white (the grandkids helped) and installed hooks at the top to hang costumes on. We gave it to my mom for Christmas with a wall anchor (it’s very bottom heavy but I didn’t want to take any chances with the little ones). It came together really well and I learned a lot while doing it. Best of all though is that all the grandkids are able to grab costumes off hooks instead of dumping a bucket out! Now to just get them to hang them back up…