Shoe Cabinet

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 09-18-2011 02:23 AM 2535 views 19 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made entirely from pallet boards – several species I can’t positively identify, but I like the look of them.
Plenty of ventilation from partial back boards and routed open space on bottom edges of end panel boards. The two door panels have boards that graduate from darker to lighter in ascending order to mimic forest floor to sky. The “Tall Trees” design is made from wood that looks like cherry – band sawn and carved. Finished with water based polyurethane. 23” wide, 64” high, 14” deep and can hold around twenty pairs of shoes. Good friend and fellow LJ from this area, Lee Barker, informs me that the cabinet would be called “Schuh Schrank” in German.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 03:09 AM

Fantastic! I really like the artistic treatment on the doors.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 09-18-2011 03:37 AM

The pallets in my area (I scan them all the time) and the projects that I do look rather ordinary compared to pieces like this. Decorative elements that are also bold and organic seem key to your work as well as the subtlety of colours. I applaud your vision, hope to see more and am encouraged by what is simply possible.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 09-18-2011 08:12 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Great job!

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#4 posted 09-18-2011 12:56 PM

Nice Job, I like the ventalation

-- Lou - Maine

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#5 posted 09-18-2011 12:59 PM

Good design and a great use of re-cycled materials

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 09-18-2011 02:42 PM

Great use of pallet wood. Terrific idea on the doors and especially the ventilation issue.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 09-18-2011 03:07 PM

what a gr8, awesome project, and a really good idea for using up some smaller cut-offs. (scraps if you will). all around fantastic!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-18-2011 03:17 PM

Terry, this is very unique and really nice.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 09-19-2011 04:05 PM

Great Job! I would love to make one for my wife. Do you have any plans or dimensions?


-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#10 posted 09-20-2011 12:08 AM

Art with a purpose, purposeful art, anyhow, incredible and wisely photographed outdoors where your organic embellishments really shine.




-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#11 posted 09-22-2011 06:22 AM

Wow! great! job I like It.

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