First Cabinet Project- A Shoe Solution

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Project by Kenyon94 posted 05-10-2014 12:37 AM 2219 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my first cabinet project! Between me, my wife, my 7yr old girl and 5yr old boy, we seem to generate an endless pile of shoes—the pile from the garage stairs to the kitchen was getting out of hand.

It was my first time trying to design something myself, that was quite the learning experience. The shoe cabinet’s vertical pieces, bottom and top are 3/4in BB plywood, 1/2in ply for the shelves, with pine and beadboard sides and pine edging. First time using dadoes on a project (holding the vertical pieces) and trying mitered corners. I invested in the Rockler shelf pin jig for the shelves so we could shift as our needs changed over time, the jig worked great.

I learned a ton and had a blast doing it. The wife thought it would be fun to paint it, and a gloss would help with cleanup of the shoe muck, so we went bold with a kid-friendly orange.

Next up, magnetic catch bottle openers. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 01:54 AM

Great project! Same problem at my house so I might give this a shot when I get to feeling a bit stronger.

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 02:10 AM

Nice job.

Of course you can’t go wrong with orange.

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 05:15 PM

Perfect for first time-lot of capacity.

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 01:36 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Kenny! Thank For Posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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