Shoe rack that probably should have been a coffee table

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Hi All,

Many moons ago my wife asked me to make a shoe rack. The wife said, “Nothing fancy, just nail something together!”. Well a year or so later (day job gets in the way) I emerged from the basement workshop with this. Kind of kills me that it is covered with her shoes but she likes it so oh well.

The shoe rack’s posts and arches are made from eastern white pine and the pieces that make up horizontal braces on the trestle ends are red oak.

The solid panels on the top and bottom shelf of the rack are quarter-sawn Douglas fir with the sapwood left on for contrast. At the lumber yard they had an 18 foot long piece of this that was completely clear. Sometimes the wood dictates what the project is going to be and this project was definitely one of those times. The design was based around showing off the Douglas fir.

Think this is my first project I’ve posted here, I’ll try and start posting more-the community on this website is really inspiring.

Tarrytown, NY

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 08:54 AM

Definately, too beautiful to be shoe rack.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 09:22 AM

Would make a great hall table as well. Nice work

-- Mack

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 12:28 PM

really nice build – too bad nobody will see it.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 02:22 PM

very nice

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 04:20 PM

Thanks guys :)

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 05:29 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 07:43 PM

When I saw the thumbnail my first thought was sofa table.

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