|Project by mckenziedrums||posted 1430 days ago||1720 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
A few months ago I got my Kreg jig in and decided I needed to build something… anything… After a quick look at the closet I realized that something needed to hold shoes. I didn’t really start out with a plan just some rough measurements and started cutting into nice expensive curly maple. Note to self: Plan better.
If I had made it just about 2-3” longer you could fit 5 pairs across instead of 4… height wise I guestimated pretty well but it was a lesson in proper planning. You’ll notice I left the pocket holes open which was just a decision made because it’s going in the closet to never be seen again. (I lied.. the curly maple was free from a friend…) The wood between the cross bars is 3/16” or so birch plywood I just had sitting around collecting dust. On this one I ended up actually doing a pocket hole in the long connecting pieces but on one I made after learning from this one I just did a rabbet instead which was considerably easier than trying to drill into a small piece of wood that already has a slot cut in it to accept the plywood.
Saw a number of shoe racks posted but couldn’t find one that I really really liked so I figured I’d just make one and this is how it turned out.