|Project by SFDCapt||posted 01-09-2014 12:53 AM||973 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a shoe rack I was commissioned to build for a coworkers wife. The unit was made in three sections, two are shown here. Each section is the same, three rows tall and seven across, 21 cubbies per unit for a total of 63 cubbies. Yes, she actually has that many shoes! In order to make things a little easier I decided to use Birch plywood for the casework. The sides, tops, and dividers are ¾” birch ply. The back is ¼” birch ply and the front edges where veneered with pre glued birch veneer. For the joinery I used sliding dove tails on all the dividers and rabbits on the outside corners. The first section was put together prior to staining with GF Vintage Cherry Dye stain. That was a pain in the backside. The second and third sections had the dye stain sprayed on prior to assembly, much better results on those. All the birch was pretreated for blotch with Charles Neil’s pre-conditioner before the dye stain was sprayed on. Once assembled I applied three coats of GF Arm-R-Seal Satin, inside the cubbies by hand and the exterior sprayed. This was my first project of this size.
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