Shoe cabinet

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Project by majuvla posted 06-06-2016 02:12 PM 1587 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shoe cabinet was custom made for my neighbor, dimensions 85×40x45cm. It was made of firwood laths (slats) 4.5×2.5cm.
I didn’t make fingerjoints – laths are glued that way to form fingerjoints.
There is no finish since his wife wants to paint it when choose right colour. Bottom vertical fingerjoint slats are 5mm longer to form small ’’legs’’ of cabinet. It will also serve as bench at anteroom.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 06-06-2016 02:28 PM

Postal si majstor kompa…ja se poveselil da je ženi dosta cipela pa je na redu stroj…al jbg…susedu delaš…u srijedu se …nadam se…vidimo…pozzz

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#2 posted 06-06-2016 04:06 PM

Very well done Ivan. I like the clean design and nice that it is also a bench. The hole used to open the doors with also add a lot to it’s appearance.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-06-2016 04:12 PM

Nice job Ivan, I like the ingenious way you made the finger joinnts.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 06-06-2016 04:22 PM

Very clever! I like it. Nice work!!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#5 posted 06-06-2016 04:34 PM

I like the look without paint!
If it was mine I would just lacquer the box with a clear non-yellowin lacquer.

As Jerry said that was a elegant way to create finger joints!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 06-06-2016 05:28 PM

You had me fooled. Nice work with the joints.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 05:31 PM

Very nice cabinet!

-- Think, make and share.

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 06:22 PM

Very good!

-- Rick M,

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#9 posted 06-06-2016 07:26 PM

looks very good :) Smart work on the joints!

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#10 posted 06-06-2016 08:43 PM

Very nice !!!
I’m going to “borrow” your joint trick.

Your neighbor must REALLY be into shoes. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#11 posted 06-06-2016 09:27 PM

Nice work. Looks fantastic. Especial the joints.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 06-06-2016 09:38 PM

Very nice job! Like others, you fooled me on joints.
I’m going to remember how you did them.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#13 posted 06-07-2016 03:24 AM

Thanks all for comments. I’m glad that those type of joinery was noticed in this pretty usual and common, simple design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-07-2016 06:43 AM

I’m very grateful and don’t want to be too modest, but, this is very simple project, never expected it will became ’’Daily top 3’’ (my 22nd), thank you all for watching and comment on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 06-07-2016 10:13 AM

I like it. Sometime simple is better, I think. The clean design and quality execution make it praiseworthy.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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