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Project by jimp posted 07-27-2009 05:52 PM 9058 views 18 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest project that I have finished. My wife wanted a place to seat to remove and put on your shoes by the front door. She always wanted a place to put the shoes (now we need to teach the kids to put their shoes away). This is the design that I came up with. The wood that was used in this project is Oregon black walnut and maple. The finish is shellac, wipe on poly, and a coat of wax.

There were many first for me on this project.
- Hand plane the seat flat and to final thickness. That was a lot of work.
- Power carving the seat with the Arbortech wood carver. That was lots of fun, but it is messy!
- Resawing the lumber to make the bookmark panels for the shoe rack box.
- Box joints on the shoe rack box. I really like the look of this joint, but it was nerve racking to glue up. I’m glad my wife was there to help during that glueup!

Let me know what you think and all comments and critiques are welcomed

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH





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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 05:58 PM

Well done looks very well made regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 06:01 PM

Beautiful job, it was a good use of materials as well as joints.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Derrek LeRouax

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 06:01 PM

Great project! I really like the classic contrast of the woods, and the seat is amazing. You did a wonderful job, and it’s almost a shame to put shoes in it. ;)

Derrek

-- Derrek L.

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firecaster

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 06:04 PM

It looks great. Great design also.

Good luck on teaching the kids. Mine still drop them where they come off.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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michaelray

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 06:22 PM

Fantastic work. Love the grain of the wood.

And if you teach the kids how to actually put the shoes away please let us know :)

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 06:31 PM

Sharp! Great design as well.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#7 posted 07-27-2009 06:33 PM

this project looks great, and well executed.
I think I may need one of these myself.
good work.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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sIKE

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 06:51 PM

Man that is very nice looking! THe Box joints came out looking very crisp and sharp!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#9 posted 07-27-2009 07:26 PM

Looks GREAT…well done. As far as teaching the kids…good luck, the wife has not got me trained to do that yet, lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 07-27-2009 08:30 PM

As the others have said, great looking bench/shoe rack. I had a friend who swore he got his kids to put their things away by putting them in the trash whenever he found them left where they did not belong. I will say that his kids always put everything where they should. My daughter would (probably) simply leave something she did not want out for me to toss.

-- jstegall

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#11 posted 07-27-2009 08:40 PM

Very nice. Great job. I bet it really looks sharp in your foyer.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#12 posted 07-27-2009 10:08 PM

Wow! What an eye-catching addition that will be to your home! Great work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 07-27-2009 10:23 PM

That is really beautiful and a great solution…I think I may borrow some of your design – as I have the 6, 7, asnd 10 year old that have an ‘occasional’ tendency to scatter their stuff around.

-- "Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." Ronald Reagan

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#14 posted 07-28-2009 01:35 AM

Nice looking bench/shoe rack.

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#15 posted 07-28-2009 01:55 AM

Nice design and workmanship. I like your selection of wood. The grains are quite wild.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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