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Valet/Shoe Rack- Black Oak with Cedar Drawer

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Project by Chad posted 01-15-2013 01:43 AM 1844 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple years back, I was in need of a valet as well as a shoe rack for my dress shoes. I was working on plans for both, then decided to combine them. This shoe rack/valet combo is made from solid 1/2 to 3/4” red oak, finished in India ink and lacquer. I didn’t do much with dividers up top, because I already had a couple boxes for rings/cuff links/etc. The shoes rest nicely on a 1/2×3” slat mounted on a diagonal.

The drawer on the bottom is where my polishing supplies live. It is made of solid unfinished cedar, with dovetailed sides and a bottom attached with tacks. The rock on the front is one I found on the beach in Homer, Alaska about 15 years ago, and which had a previous life as the gear shift knob in my Jeep.

-- Chad in Charleston, SC, http://www.etsy.com/shop/acousticallyblue





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 01:46 AM

Good job,a good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chad

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 03:34 AM

Thanks, Jim—and thanks for your contribution to the site. I haven’t posted much yet, but have been reading this forum for years. I can’t remember a project without a word or two of encouragement from you.

-- Chad in Charleston, SC, http://www.etsy.com/shop/acousticallyblue

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 11:28 AM

Good idea. Helps with space management.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 04:42 PM

I could definitely use something like this. Like the design, finish and great idea.

—www.sawblade.com

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 10:40 PM

Sweet.

How is the rock attached, and assuming you epoxied a screw into it, how did you drill the hole without shattering the rock?

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Chad

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 10:55 PM

I actually went the other way and epoxied a nut (to fit the threaded shaft on the gear shift). It’s been so long, I can’t remember exactly how, but I think it was a masonry bit, a drill press, and patience.

-- Chad in Charleston, SC, http://www.etsy.com/shop/acousticallyblue

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