|Project by RJH311||posted 07-10-2012 04:24 PM||1983 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I asked my wife what she wanted me to make her and she told me a shoe rack so this is what I came up with. Its an original design, not that its super complicated or anything. I stuck with inexpensive wood, so its just pine stained with some minwax mahogony and finished with minwax fast drying polyurethane. Still need to add a couple layers of poly, but I figured it was ready enough to post. I found out a few things on this project. Got to practice my through tenons and found out that they’re kinda tough to get flawless (as none of mine turned out that way). I ended up having to use wood filler to fill in the gaps in my tenons. Also learned a few things about staining. I didn’t seal the wood before staining so it ended up a little blotchy. Next time i’ll seal before staining with some thin shellac. Oh and another thing I learned…don’t try to force tenons or you get what happened in that second picture. Needless to say I got pretty pissed when that happened. I didn’t want to glue it back together and patch it up so I busted it up with my hammer, which provided for some much needed therapy, and rebuilt that side from scratch. Anyway, thats my shoe rack. Next on the list, a Cajon!