|Project by BenjaminNY||posted 02-20-2016 08:49 AM||1122 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Many moons ago my wife asked me to make a shoe rack. The wife said, “Nothing fancy, just nail something together!”. Well a year or so later (day job gets in the way) I emerged from the basement workshop with this. Kind of kills me that it is covered with her shoes but she likes it so oh well.
The shoe rack’s posts and arches are made from eastern white pine and the pieces that make up horizontal braces on the trestle ends are red oak.
The solid panels on the top and bottom shelf of the rack are quarter-sawn Douglas fir with the sapwood left on for contrast. At the lumber yard they had an 18 foot long piece of this that was completely clear. Sometimes the wood dictates what the project is going to be and this project was definitely one of those times. The design was based around showing off the Douglas fir.
Think this is my first project I’ve posted here, I’ll try and start posting more-the community on this website is really inspiring.