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Forum topic by bester posted 02-02-2014 12:49 PM 817 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bester

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02-02-2014 12:49 PM

The wife has been after me to make her a new shoe rack for by the entry door. I led her to believe it would be a simply ply rack. I am a novice and was looking for some ideas to surprise her with some “wow” factor. Thanks!


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pmayer

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 02:46 PM

One idea would be to incorporate the shoe storage into a bench, like this:

http://www.wwgoa.com/sturdy-modern-entry-way-bench/

If, as a novice, you are uncomfortable with some of the techniques used, here are a couple alternatives:

- If you don’t have the right tools for edge gluing boards to make the top, you could buy a glue up panel from a home center, or have a cabinet shop make this for you.
- If the mortise and tenon joinery intimidates you, you could substitute dowels or biscuits

Good luck with your project. The better you do on projects for your wife, the more tools you will end up with!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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bester

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 03:37 PM

Wow thats great. Thank you! Not sure what the deal is with the New Girls link

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Douglas

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 04:00 PM

Bester… Did do a search for “shoe rack” here on LJ’s?

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/tag/shoe+rack/by/comments/page/1

And those links by “asbas” look like robot spam.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 07:12 PM

Well take a look but you batter have your wood working on.

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DKV

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 08:56 PM

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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bester

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 10:30 PM

Wow those are great. Thanks so much fellas

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 11:13 PM

Just use better materials and workmanship. Well thought out, dimensions included.

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/categories/departments/hallway/10456/

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 06:54 PM

I used black melamine for all my garage cabinets and shoe rack, I put 1/8” polished aluminum on end to hold the shoes from sliding out. Top three shelves angled, and the bottom one big for boots etc, and apparently soda storage too. Pretty minimalistic and it’s in garage where not too many people see it, but relatively inexpensive…
I don’t really have any good pics without junk everywhere..

-- www.nobleprojects.blogspot.com

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