New shoe rack for my wife

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Project by spazinout posted 11-13-2014 09:41 PM 2689 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone. I’m fairly new to the site but love seeing all your projects. Up until recently everything i’ve built has been pine and screwed together. I have found a local source for hardwoods and have made some tool investments to try and get into woodworking a little more and I am loving all the inspiration and information on here.

Anyway, onto the project. My wife has wanted a new shoe-rack for quite some time and I was wanting to try some new techniques. This was constructed of red oak (with cherry stain), and walnut for the accents. The shelves were all assembled using Marc Sommerfeld’s tongue and groove set (an awesome investment in my opinion). Then they were attached to the sides using mortise and tenon joinery. The sides were also constructed using m&t. This was my first attempt at mortise and tenons, and I couldn’t be happier.

Thanks in advance for looking, and for any constructive criticism. I will be posting more projects later

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 10:16 PM

I like it. If I had one of these in my house it would look very nice sitting empty with shoes thrown all around it. Damn lazy kids.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 11:18 PM

Haha, thanks. We don’t yet have kids so I may look back at this picture one day fondly remembering when the shoes were actually in their proper place.

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 11:59 AM

Nice job. My weekend project tomorrow is a shoe rack for my wife, but it has to be finished and installed in the entry closet by Sunday (along with about 5 other projects), so plywood it is. I wish I had time to make a nice one like yours. Looks great.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#4 posted 11-14-2014 05:22 PM

Well done. I like the size and contrasting woods. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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