shoe bench #1: Identifying a need

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Blog entry by coloradoclimber posted 07-22-2011 04:23 PM 1469 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I live in a house with 7 people, 5 of them teenagers and 3 of the females. We have a LOT of shoes in our home. We don’t wear shoes in the house so we always kick off our shoes right in the entryway as we come in the front door. The result is often a huge pile of mixed up shoes. Here is a picture of just some of the shoes. This is after I cleaned up most of the shoes after throwing a fit and after everyone has already left the house for the day, this is just the small remainder of shoes when everyone is gone. Believe me, it is usually MUCH worse.

We need a better solution.

Obviously, based on the title of this blog entry, I want a shoe bench. This blog will chronicle my solution to our messy shoe pile.

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 04:27 PM

Nice Danskos;) Is one of you a physician? I need one of these too, so I’ll be following you closely:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 05:54 PM

Guess what I am starting to design today….......a shoe bench! So I follow with interest.

Mine will be at the entrance to the house, from the shop, which is contiguous with the garage. So one of my features will be a raised platform with slats on part of it so that sawdust and dirt fall through to a catch basin below. I will have a bench with some storage for shoes in it, and perhaps a slide out foot stool. On the other side of the platform will be a larger shoe rack. We do not wear shoes in the house, fairly typical of Alaska. While I am at it, I have to trim out the door entry to match.

This will not be fine furniture quality, since it basically resides in my shop.

But with only two of us at home, we need more shoe space than you! What’s with that?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 05:30 AM

Al, nope, neither of us is a physician, but I do have sore feet. These danskos help, they really do. My lady friend turned me on to dansko a few years ago and now that is all I wear, even in the dead of winter. They make a difference on my feet and back.

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