|Project by A.Scott||posted 03-15-2013 02:02 PM||1256 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
just finished my son’s second flaoting shoe shelf. This project I chose to work on my mortise and tenon joinery and other than a couple errors I think it joined together pretty well…The seond FSS is seen in the first pic, when I was building it I forgot my phone in the house and failed to get pics as I went alont.
My 4 year old’s shoes are kept in his closet and they always ended up everywhere in the closet, so I chose to make a floating shoe shelf for him. My first approach was to use screws but I didn’t care for it because it didn’t seem to be right. So I attempted to make my first long dove tail but since I wanted the back to be flush with the top and bottom piece this didn’t seem to be strong enough for my son to use as he grows up.
So I went with what I believe is called a lap joint for the top and I am not sure what the bottom joint (in the 4th pic) would be called. After doing a dry fit I applied glue, clamped it and it dried solid enought to hold my steel toed boots. My wife and I then allowed our son to pick out the colors he wanted it to be and we painted it and put it on his closet wall and since then, 2 months now, he has kept the shoes he wears the most looking like this.
I now need to get build a couple more of these to keep more shoes off the floor. Thanks for looking this over!