Chestnut has been used with considerable satisfaction and success in the construction of this hall umbrella rack. It is possible to fill in the sides to make a good panel scheme. Horizontal strips alone may be used with much satisfaction if those near the bottom are placed farther apart than those near the top, and not more than four are used on a side. An ordinary shallow sheet metal pan colored by covering with lard oil and heating repeatedly in the fire will make a good bottom. A better pan, and one which will be more appropriate in color to harmonize with the brown stains, will be made of copper. This is a good piece for fuming.