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Forum topic by Nighttripper posted 08-07-2012 01:16 AM 854 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2012 01:16 AM

Hi folks,

Question: I want to make a shoe rack similar to the one below. However, I’d like to keep it light and not bulky. I don’t see the need for thick and heavy panels. I have a bunch of 1/8 Maple Board laying around. I am thinking about using quarter inch grooves to secure it to a frame consturcted of 1×2s.. I think it would be plenty sturdy for 8 pairs of shoes per level.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 01:22 AM

You will need some supports in the middle of the shelf.

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

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 02:54 AM

Topa, you think I’d be OK with that setup on a 24” instead of 48”.
For that reason and some others, I’ve been considering making 2 at 24”.

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 03:22 AM

1/8” is very thick. I would still put a support under the middle. I would actually use 3 on the 4’. Maybe some more knowledgeable LJs will pipe up?

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

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