Shoe rack, ladder type

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 04-19-2012 11:32 PM 3809 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

All our shoes sat in a disfunctional line by our back door, so as a design project and to clean up the clutter i made this shoe rack.
The uprights are 1400mm high and 25mm x 50mm. The slats i got from a leftover slated trellis, a bit of upcycling and no need to waste time and energy cutting wood to size, 8mmx 35mm (have to remove the staples tho).
I marked the slat positions on one upright, lined up the cut on table saw, set the stop, cut both uprights and repeat for each line then used a router to remove the waste between the cutlines. Two nails at each slat end and a big setsquire to assemble, simple.
Without the weather board house cladding to hook under, it tipped forward under the weght of the shoes, a free standing one would need to be counter balanced.
The top two rails stick out as a asthetic point of interest and as pegs to hang our umbrella, rain coat or stinky work socks.
The last pic is my first attemt at a shoe rack (shoddy) with leftover fence batons and trellis slats it was solid but awkward to place and remove the shoes from, give the shoes more space.

Now the misses can stop complaning about our messy pile of shoes A.


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#1 posted 04-20-2012 11:34 AM

Nice one Geoff.

Hope everyone uses it.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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