Shoe Rack

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Project by KozmoScott posted 11-27-2009 11:58 PM 2634 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ah, a woman and her shoes. (who am I kidding, I have a lot of shoes too!) Built this shoe rack out of White Oak and Basswood. The uprights are joined with Dowelmax and the shelves are supported by shelf pins. I was looking for a good way to be able to take this apart with relative ease so I screwed the cross supports in and plugged with with Oak dowels (no glue). Not the prettiest solution, but I couldn’t think of any other way and wanted to get this one done.

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#1 posted 11-28-2009 01:18 AM

Nice work, women folk have a lot of shoes! :)

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#2 posted 11-28-2009 05:03 AM

Can never have enough storage for any womans shoes… mine included… have built 2 different shoe racks myslef, both are full and shoes are still blocking doorways… keep building, they keep buying…
by the way, nice build…

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#3 posted 11-28-2009 09:01 AM

This is nice and big, looks like you can store lots of shoes. I’ve been wanting to build a big shoe rack for a while now. It seems like every shoe rack I have only has a few shelves and just fills up too quickly.

I’ve never heard of basswood before, where did you get it? Did you choose it for the shelves because its pretty inexpensive?

-- Justin from Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 11-28-2009 09:11 AM

Emelda Marcos would be jealous….. Nice work!

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 09:46 PM

Thanks everyone.

SurfWood, check out the link on Wiki: I first saw the wood at the big box store and it was called “white wood.” I did a little research and after my initial Web search, came up with Basswood. I just completed a little more research and saw this, albeit an older one, topic on Sawmill Creek ( where no one is for certain on what white wood is, but most seem to think it’s a pine or spruce.

So, I’m going to call it White Wood instead of Basswood, which I’ve read is pretty good for carving. This is why, for the vast majority of the time, I don’t buy lumber from the big box stores.

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 10:57 PM

Careful, if there is any free space they will take it as a invitation to go shoping for more shoes.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 11:25 PM

I want one!!

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 11:40 PM

When I was a boy everyone only had one pair of shoes.Buy two pairs why? The idea was you had only one pair of feet, and bought till they dropped off your feet.Now we must have between us more than a hundred pairs here including all my sons shoes and wifes and mine in the houyse and under the basement.Now the boys don’t want them back so what to do still a nice shoecase well done.LOLAlistair

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

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