I wanted to make a hall tree that would be unique. I selected several boards that were rich in color and texture from a barn I had taken down. When I had it together, I had some old walnut that I used to trim it out. For the coat hooks, I carved them out of walnut also. When it was done I had a functional and attractive piece. It was approximately 72 inches tall and had the coat hooks above the bench seat. The seat opens for storage underneath.