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Shoe rack or tree for walk-in closet

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 12-31-2012 07:51 AM 5320 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this shoe tree for my daughter for her walk-in closet this Christmas past. I searched LJ and Goggled, but didn’t find much along the line I was looking for; so, I made my own design loosely based on the store bought plastic thingy that was falling apart.

It is made of 1×3 oak and 5/8” oak dowels. It is 66” tall, 28” wide and 10” deep. There are 11 rows 5 1/2 inches center to center. The dowels are 5” apart front to back and there is 2 1/2” rise, front to back. I think if I had it to do over, I would make that 2” so the shallow heeled shoes would have a better chance to stay put over the long term.

I made it to set on the floor and attach to the shelf support above. I know the screws aren’t driven all the way in. Her driver battery needed charging when she put it up. Darn battery tools are always empty when you need them ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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bluekingfisher

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 08:23 AM

Quality work on the shoe rack Bob although I don’t think your daughter will be wearing those open toed sandles for a couple of months at least ;0

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 08:25 AM

Thanks David. She is very happy with it. She has enough others that will keep the toes warm and dry ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 09:17 AM

Very handy and nice.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 10:09 AM

Great looking project Bob. Your daughter should be really pleased with it. The Oak looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 11:22 AM

Sweet.

-- Joe

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 02:22 PM

I like your design on this. Holds a bunch o shoes that are easy to see.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 04:18 PM

what a nice winter project for your daughter,,,im just glad to know that these are not your shoes bob, it would change my out look of you as a big ole electrician…being on the dainty side would not match my image of you…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 12-31-2012 04:48 PM

Very nice work Bob – you took a lot of care to make a mundane project jump out at us. I thought – Wow! The design is very nice and quite functional, the rounded post edges make it all flow together. Happy New Year!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#9 posted 12-31-2012 05:05 PM

That’s a big one,looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 12-31-2012 05:40 PM

Nicely done!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 12-31-2012 07:19 PM

Why do women have to have so damn many pairs of shoes…...Never have understood that one…..All women are just alike when it comes to sapotos…...On the average, men have about 3-4 pair…..I only have 3 pair, as my wife has about 40+.........I don’t get a big enough allowence to buy more than that…...!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 12-31-2012 07:26 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

I’m not sure Rick, but I think she may think the same thing when she looks in the shop wondering about tools ;-))

Bernie, That is what she thought when she saw it. She was pleasantly surprised and did a few back flips. She expected something like a book case with a lot of shelves to set the shoes on.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 12-31-2012 07:35 PM

Well Bob, we’re about even on that one…...She has 5 sewing machines for sewing, quilting, etc…...I don’t know why she has to have so many….she won’t tell me…....:))

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 12-31-2012 08:14 PM

I suppose the same reason you can’t rip on a planer ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 12-31-2012 08:58 PM

Way better than melamine board or wire racking .
Well done and looks like large enough.

-- Kiefer 松

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