|Project by Moe93||posted 08-07-2014 06:31 AM||2223 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
This was the second project i have completed!
This shoe holder i made per the request of a local community center. I got the design idea while searching the web although i cant remember where at the moment.
It was constructed of birch plywood, melamine, and maple for the face frames. I used melamine for the shelves mainly because they are easier to clean, however i learned it was a pain to work with. the large sheets were very heavy, heavier then the ply, and had a hard time cutting them on the table saw. Also the edges were very fragile and chipped often while the sharp edges easily sliced skin. Maybe i should have worn chainmail gloves? haha anyways, I decided to incorporated a few designs with the face frames such as the pointed arches at the top and the floral at the bottom. This was the first time i tried carving with chisels and it went well overall, except for when the chisel slipped and went directly to my finger! I don’t have pictures but it wasn’t that bad, the cut was deep and lots of blood but i learned my lessen to not keep my finger directly in front the chisel and not use my hand to hold the work piece altogether. For joinery It was mostly pocket hole screws which i was very satisfied with, very solid, quick, and easy. I used fruit wood stain and wipe on poly finish, which turned out great!
It can hold around 80 pairs of shoes.
Thanks for looking
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