3 Tier Pine/Cedar Shoe Rack

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Project by Jason Tetterton posted 02-16-2010 03:11 AM 7771 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First things first, thanks to Jonathan for the inspiration for this project. My shoe rack is based on his project:

I’ve made a few modifications, mine is 48” long, 14 3/4” deep, 24” tall and has three tiers. The sides and rails are made of 3/4” pine and the platforms are made of cedar boards edged joined.

I used the same joinery as Jonathan, Kreg Pocket Joints with 1 1/4” coarse thread screws. Brad nails and cedar strips to attach the shelves from underneath.

The pine received one coat of Minwax wood conditioner, one coat of Minwax Gel Stain in Mohagany and three coats of Minwax Wipe on Poly.

This will officially be my second woodworking project since setting up “shop” in my garage. The first project was a dog food bowl/waterer, didn’t turn out too good, but since then I’ve learned alot from watching videos and reading the comments here.

Front and rear rails drying

One of the sides drying

Planks waiting to be installed

Cedar Planks attached with brad nails on 4 sides:

Corners of rails and sides on the front were rounded on the table router

Frame was constructed of Pine with all Pocket Joinery using Kreg Jig and 1 1/4” coarse screws

Completed Project:

Sketchup model (design changed slightly after production started)

-- Jason, Central Virginia

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 08:12 AM

Nice job! I’m glad this turned out well for you.

Funny that you have done a dog dish holder and I haven’t yet. That will probably be something I do sometime here in the next couple of months.

Sketchup is something I need to start using for sure.

How did you like the wipe-on poly?

How many pairs of shoes can you get on there?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Jason Tetterton

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 12:55 AM

The dog feeder was a fun project. I made it out of the pre made edge glued pine boards that Lowe’s sells.

Here is a pic of the dog (Luke) enjoying it

Before I made it, he had a feeder that was similar to the watering jug, and he would constantly knock it over and spread the food across the room, very frustrating! It’s too heavy for him to knock over now. I cut a hole in the base and the water jug actually sits on the floor. I did this so if he splashed, the water would go to the tile instead of soaking into the wood.

Yes, you should definitely learn sketchup! The Wood Whisperer has 2 or 3 sketchup videos on his site that show the bascis.

The wipe on poly was very easy to apply. I applied all coats to this project with cotton towels (t-shirt material).

17 to 18 pairs on the rack, and a couple on the floor underneath.

-- Jason, Central Virginia

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 04:05 AM

Great looking shoe rack, Nice job. Nice looking food dish also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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