Shoe rack

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Project by BOBAH posted 02-27-2020 09:02 PM 459 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my take on tall shoe rack – made of Santos mahogany and birch. All 30 mortises were cut with dado blade – I ripped mahogany boards into 4 strips, stacked them together, and made 5 passes on a table saw, then glued them back together. Finessing 30 through tenons took some time – I was aiming as perfect fit, as glue-up would have been nightmare if even half of the tenons needed additional persuasion. I used hide glue that gives me 30 minutes of work time, and it was barely enough.

The bottom edges of outer rail boards have taken cove router bit treatment, to make them visually thinner.

Finish – boiled linseed oil – “to pop the grain”, and wipe-on poly.

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#1 posted 02-28-2020 02:08 AM

That’s one heck of a shoe rack. I can imagine the work involved in this. Well done. Mine are mostly in a box.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-28-2020 11:15 AM

Over the top shoe rack! Through mortis idea is really cool. You are brave to show a closeup.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 03-02-2020 02:23 PM

Pretty amazing design and execution. It’s a shame to keep a beauty like that in the closet.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#4 posted 03-03-2020 03:45 AM

Thank you guys for compliments. I guess I have spent too much time planning for this project, instead of jumping right in and building something simpler

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