|Project by dakotawood||posted 03-21-2012 02:44 PM||2571 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
My wife wanted a shoe shelf to go next to our entryway door into the house from the garage. I thought about just putting a quick square shelf in there, but I thought I’d try something a little more exciting. Who says a shoe shelf can’t be exciting?
I copied this design directly from another LJ iozl: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50975 . I modified mine some from his. I know it looks a little tall, but my wife wanted something that our girls’ snow boots will fit in during the winter.
I did a lot of firsts in this build: template routing with flush trim bit, using rasps and files to sculpt the legs, and getting more practice with my bandsaw. At the end I decided to sink one pocket screw from underneath into each leg for added strength at the joint. I plugged it with a pocket hole wooden plug. I got so sick of sanding those darn legs. I ended up concentrating on one leg a day – to lessen the chance of dry heaving while sanding all at once. I digress.
Alder shelves with hickory legs. Finished with equal parts BLO, semigloss poly, mineral spirits – wiped on 5 coats. The final pics make it look a little warmer than it really is – there was some evening sunlight coming into the shop when we took the pics.
Thanks for looking!
-- Travis, South Dakota