Rustic shoe rack

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Project by Tooch posted 10-10-2015 10:42 AM 1356 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my landscaping customers had a couple large branches fall from her Maple tree and asked me to get rid of them. My first intention was to use it as firewood, but i forgot to take them out if my bed until the next day when I got to work, and this is what happened.

With the snow soon to be falling (hard to believe, right?) II decided to use the branches for a shoe rack for my wife’s shop, so her clients have a place to put their wet snowy shoes to dry off.

I cut the branches in half using our Laguna 14-12 bandsaw. Next, I built a simple frame using strips of PT 5/4” decking. A few long finish nails hold each piece in its spot, with room in between each little log for the water to drip through. Finished it off with some spray paint on the bottom and multiple coats of spray on Lacquer.

Overall size is roughly 14” deep x 24” long, just big enough for 2 pairs of large boots or 3 pairs of little shoes!

Thanks for looking, comments welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-10-2015 11:10 AM

Very cool.

Hate snow.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 10-10-2015 11:43 AM

This may look simple to some but I’m thinking that if it were made to look fancy the dirty water from the melting snow wold make it look like it needed cleaning. But who cares about branches being clean???? That is a great idea Tooch!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 10-10-2015 02:09 PM

That is a grea idea. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 10-10-2015 09:36 PM

That’ll get ‘er done. Good thinking , Tooch!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-11-2015 08:04 AM

That’s great! I think, I will copy your idea. Thanks a lot for sharing!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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