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Project by kosta posted 03-26-2010 04:13 AM 2990 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody I finished the shoe rack 2 weeks ago so here it is. I used about 50 bd ft of 3/4 pine for the shoe rack. The shoe rack is 35 in tall 32 in wide, and 11 in deep. On the back of each shelf there is a one inch strip that stops the shoes from going off the back of the shoe rack. I used dados for the shelves. The only problem that I had was the router bit I was using would cut a 1/2 in dado. The pine was 3/4 in thick so I had to shim the fence over until I got a good fit.I over shimed it 3 out of the 4 times and there was a really small space. It really wasnt a big deal but you really have to be careful that your router bit is the same size as the material that you are using because if you try to move the fence or shim it over you could make the dado too wide. I sanded all the parts to 150 before I started staining. I stained all the parts 5 times with a english chestnut and sedona red mix. Then I hand sanded all the parts to 220.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/





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Luke

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 04:26 AM

You should get a pattern bit for your router. Then you can just sandwich your shelf in between two boards, on top of the piece needing the dado and clamp them down, then pull the shelf out from between the two edges and go to town routing. You get an absolutely perfect dado and it’s super fast. Looks good man

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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vidkid26

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 04:27 AM

This project looks great. I could really use one of these for the SWMBO shoes. Everytime I turn around there’s a new pair coming out of the closet.

Using your dims, I only come up with 28bf for your finished piece.
Please don’t tell me you had 22bf of sawdust. : )

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 03-26-2010 05:57 AM

Excellent work on this shoe rack… looks amazing…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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kosta

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#4 posted 03-26-2010 01:18 PM

Yea what I did was I used a straight edge. But now that I look at the same straight edge I realized that it wasnt as straight as I thought it was.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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kosta

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#5 posted 03-26-2010 01:19 PM

as far as the board foot I dont think its around 28 its more in the low 40s

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Luke

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 04:51 AM

I saw you inside wood magazine. Awesome accomplishment!

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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kosta

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 05:03 AM

I see what your saying. But yea being in wood magazine was pretty cool thats the first time I have ever been in a magazine.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 01:20 PM

This is an awesome project Kosta, it looks great!

@Hefe – Cut some slack on the bf equations, eh…... we don’t buy lumber by the finished dimensions after all. (although I bet we all wish that we could :). I for one can say that I’m not the best at buying the exact amount of lumber. Better to have too much than too little I say :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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kosta

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#9 posted 04-02-2010 06:59 PM

yea it works much better then the old one did

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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