|Project by Jonathan||posted 02-02-2010 08:01 PM||10110 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
This is my first project since joining LJ.
I blogged about it here: http://lumberjocks.com/JonathanG/blog/13293
I am new to woodworking, so wanted to do something fairly easy and straightforward.
I built this using only pocket hole joinery and a little glue on the frame. Just got the Kreg Jig and wanted to play around with it. The only other thing I’ve built was the Kreg workbench so that I could build things such as this shoe rack on it.
The frame is constructed from pine, while the shelves are each made up of three 4” unfinished cedar boards.
The finish was with 2-coats of Minwax Brazilian Rosewood gel stain, followed by 3-coats of spray on satin poly.
I’ll have to count, but in total there are around 85-90 pocket holes and screws holding it all together.
If I had to do it over, I’d do a few things differently:
I’d use aromatic red cedar, I’d use wipe-on poly, and I’d line all the pocket holes up to make sure there is no overlap! Found that out the hard way. If you look at the picture showing the pocket holes, I actually only put 4-screws into the rail. Each outside hole has a screw, then the middle two holes have screws. The second hole in overlapped a hole that holds the rail and leg together.
My wife was so happy, she couldn’t wait to fill it up! I designed it just to fit her shoes, but she put some of mine below it on the floor, so that’s why they’re sticking out.
By the way, this project was inspired by mckenziedrums shoerack here (Thanks for the idea!): _http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26304_
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."