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Shoe storage chest

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Project by Sawdust4Blood posted 02-17-2010 01:46 PM 2759 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame and panel construction made from birch and poplar. Basic chest design except the top is fixed with a front panel that lowers to reveal shoe storage inside. Internal shelves are made from MDF and are removable allowing the chest to take on another use if desired. Finish is aniline dye sealed with shellac and topped with lacquer.

-- Greg, Severn MD





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 04:17 PM

Nice storage chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 12:23 AM

Looks nice but I’m not sure I agree with the design. Don’t you have to lean over at a strange angle or have really long arms to avoid stepping on the front cover in order to reach your shoes?.......especially the ones in the middle/bottom cubbie.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Bradford

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 12:33 AM

Very nice build. I have never seen it done this way.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 12:44 AM

Well done a very fancy shoe chest

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 04:14 AM

Mike,
The original thought I had was to mount the shoe rack to the door itself so that the shoes would drop in vertically to the bins with the door opening 30~45 degrees. As I got going on the project, it became clear that I could accommodate more shoes with this configuration so I gave the wife the choice to which she would prefer. I wasn’t surprised when she went with the version that would allow for more shoes. :-)

-- Greg, Severn MD

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donjoe

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 04:25 AM

Very useful project that turned out extremely pretty.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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