lazy susan shoe rack

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Project by trainrunner posted 05-14-2014 12:08 PM 2199 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friends wife asked her if I would make her this shoe rack. The plans were online in metric so I converted them to standard and modified them a little bit to cut down on the amount of lumber needed. I built my first router circle jig for this project it worked great. I used the pocket hole jig to put this together. I added a lazy susan underneath it that turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be. All in all it did not turn out too bad.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 12:13 PM

excellent!!!! I’m actually starting on a couple of these over the upcoming holiday. What type of wood/paint/primer did you use? how tall does the complete rack stand?

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 12:39 PM

Beatiful. Can insert the measures? Have to do some like that

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 02:08 PM

Here’s to hoping my wife never sees this project :X

Nice job

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 03:45 PM

That is a great project. Nice work. May have to “borrow” this one

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 04:12 PM

That is a great shoe rack. Brilliant idea!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 04:24 PM

Nice job. I’m retired but a few of my former co-workers are on me to make one of these for them. In my experience, with the ladies, shoes are like tools…you can never have enough.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 05-14-2014 08:44 PM

Great idea and build

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 05-14-2014 09:23 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The rack sits 51” tall the circles are 27 1/2” in diameter. As far as materials I used 1/2” birch plywood and two coats of white latex paint. The free plans I started with is built slightly different but I can’t stand to leave things alone had to modify it.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#9 posted 05-15-2014 12:02 AM

Does said wife of friend have kids?
Spin that puppy and watch the shoes fly! ;-p
Great job. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#10 posted 05-15-2014 12:29 AM

Where did you find the plans?
Great Job!

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#11 posted 05-15-2014 08:25 AM

Well done…. Never enough storage for shoes….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 05-21-2014 12:00 PM

That is slick.

-- Chris K

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