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Project by Mosquito posted 10-30-2016 04:35 PM 694 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made with only hand tools out of red oak, and used espresso stain, followed by an outdoor spar urethane finish.

I hated working with the finish, and will probably not use it again. I’ll most likely stick to regular Arm-R-Seal instead. I went with the outdoor poly figuring it would have better protection from water from things like wet shoes, but I could be wrong there anyway.

After having gone through 2 of those cheap box store pressed particle board screw together jobbies, (one broke when my father in law was putting his shoes on using it, and the same thing to me), I decided to just build one that would hopefully last a little longer. The dovetailed cross piece in the back is there to help add stability against racking forces.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com





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#1 posted 10-30-2016 04:56 PM

Nice, Mos – I like it.

Waterlox might be the answer for this application. I used it on my countertops because of it durability and water protection.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 10-30-2016 06:08 PM

Thanks, I like it too, and probably more importantly so does my wife lol

That probably should have been what I went with, but I picked up some Varathane outdoor spar urethane from the [much closer] local box store to try it out, so now I know. That and Waterlox isn’t very cheap, especially when considering it’s a shoe rack lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#3 posted 10-30-2016 07:26 PM

Good job. I need to make a couple of those. I can put my three pairs of shoes on part of one and the rest is for my wife’s shoes. Hmmm…. maybe I need to make more than two of them.

-- John 3:16

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#4 posted 10-30-2016 08:02 PM

lol funny enough Gus, I don’t have a single pair of shoes on this one! Mine get to stay on the floor next to it lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#5 posted 10-30-2016 08:20 PM

The stairs always end up being my shoe rack. Ha.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#6 posted 10-30-2016 08:29 PM

Looks great, Mos! I’m betting it lasts much, much longer than the rest of that screw-together stuff we have left in our home.

Love the DT’s, buddy. Thanks for leaving your depth stops from the marking gauge. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 10-30-2016 10:12 PM

Nicely done, Mos. Thinking you might need to build an extension already :-)

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#8 posted 10-30-2016 10:27 PM

Excellent craftsmanship Mos. You’re an inspiration.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#9 posted 10-30-2016 10:49 PM

Thanks guys!

Mark, you may be accurate lol The only ones that are mine are the ones on the floor next to it.


Love the DT s, buddy. Thanks for leaving your depth stops from the marking gauge. :)

- terryR

I like to do that when I can. Partly because it’s less effort, and partly because I like the little hints that it was hand made, and not manufactured.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#10 posted 10-31-2016 06:34 AM

Very clean and precise handtool work! I see some ’’imposible’’ dovetail joinery here on sides, still try to figue ’’how’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-31-2016 02:33 PM

Beautiful work Mos! Such nice fit and finish.

+1 to marking gauge marks.

-- ~Tony

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#12 posted 10-31-2016 03:00 PM



Very clean and precise handtool work! I see some imposible dovetail joinery here on sides, still try to figue how .

- majuvla

Um, yeah. Now that I see this on my larger computer screen, Mos you’ve got me wondering too. I suspect some hocus pocus.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#13 posted 10-31-2016 03:02 PM

Thanks Tony!


Very clean and precise handtool work! I see some imposible dovetail joinery here on sides, still try to figue how .

- majuvla

Thanks, nothing tricky about it really, just a standard lapped dovetail for the cross brace, which was also glued to the bottom side of the shelf. I glued the two shelves in place and let that dry before gluing the cross piece dovetails into the sides, and to the bottom of the shelf.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#14 posted 10-31-2016 03:54 PM

To clarify my lack of being articulate, I’ll be technical instead lol Green and Red are glued together first, and then the white piece is added afterwards

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#15 posted 10-31-2016 08:33 PM

Beautifully done. Should last a few lifetimes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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