|Project by Douglas||posted 09-30-2012 12:33 AM||3486 views||15 times favorited||4 comments|
We needed some shoe racks to manage the shoe heap in our bedroom closet, and I had a ton of red oak scraps left over from my kitchen project, so I threw these together a few weeks ago. There are four units that can stack, using peg “feet” on the bottoms and hole for them on the tops. The finish is just a few coats of amber shellac. The joinery is just lap joints for the sides, and butt joints with a screw and some glue for the slats.
I kept telling myself that I should just go easy and not try to get too perfect, as these were destined to sit in the back bottom corner covered with shoes, but I have that woodworkers bug now, and can’t let anything go too rough. So I spent more time on this than maybe the use merited, but I’m pleased at how they turned out.
My only regret is that I should have made six of them, not just four.
Thanks for looking.
-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com