|Project by John||posted 01-04-2008 11:14 PM||1827 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Note: Originally posted in October 2007 to my woodworking blog at www.affyx.com which was a just a redirect link to Blogger – well the big brains at blogger have tagged my site as a “spam blog” (it isn’t) and although I’ve asked for it to be reinstated, I think LJ might be a better place to rebuild my blog and a good home going forward.
Here’s the problem: too many shoes cluttering the garage… (you know a lot of them are Crocs – those people are making GOOD money!!!).
The solution was to create a shelving unit to go into an otherwise useless little corner near the door from the garage into the house.
My wife had been bugging me for years to do this project and while I had been tiptoeing around the edges of woodworking, I had yet to fully jump in. After buying some “Amish made” furniture from a local store, I began to look at the assembly methods and they were almost all pocket joint joinery! Well shoot, I can do that! So I bought a Kreg jig and I’ve got to say, even though pocket holes are not the most desirable and pure form of woodworking, the technology really launched me into woodworking as a (mostly) all consuming hobby!
It is now my goal to wean myself off of pocket holes, as my skills increase, my pocket hole use should decrease… at least that’s my goal!
I used Google Sketchup to design the shelves. My first design was a group of shelves with a big seat/bin on the bottom.
I decided that was a bit much for my first project, so I ended up just going with a simple bookcase looking shelving unit. It’s open in back and will attach to the wall studs with long screws.
-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com