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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 09-23-2020 01:19 PM 652 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is from Ukraine and in her culture you remove shoes as you come into the house. So after years of just having them sit in the corner she wanted something more organized. No problem. Co-worker gave me some plywood boards from a project he had recently and my boss was tossing these popular white wire shelving pieces.

Edge banded the plywood with matching clear pine I had in stock and used my napkin measurements and drawing to get started. During my dry fit I realized that this white shelving is not going to work well with my proposed dark walnut stain. So I painted the shelving with some rattle can Hammered Copper color. Much better, fancy even.

Kept the screws to a absolute minimum. To assemble with the wire shelves I still needed to take this apart, so some screws were required. Everything else was fair game for glue and traditional joints. To make the curved sections I made a template and just copied with my router table. Finish is 3 coats of sprayed poly, shoes at the bottom will be direct contact so lacquer was not an option. Let it cook outside for a couple of days to get rid of finish smell.

Not bad for a $10 project.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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Bearpaw

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#1 posted 09-23-2020 02:38 PM

She has you trained. Good job.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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LeeRoyMan

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#2 posted 09-23-2020 03:22 PM

Looks good. Simple, and on the cheap.
Clever using the closet shelving.
And, nice work on that joint in the second picture.

Gold Star!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 09-23-2020 03:34 PM



Looks good. Simple, and on the cheap.
Clever using the closet shelving.
And, nice work on that joint in the second picture.

Gold Star!

- LeeRoyMan

Thanks. Been working on improving joinery skills last several years. Even invested or had given to me some handplanes / hand saws / chisels to aid in this as well.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-23-2020 05:05 PM

Nice practical project, Gunny. I think my wive subscribes to the Ukraine culture..my shoes come off upon entry too.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Ivan

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#5 posted 09-23-2020 07:33 PM

It wad about tine!! Nice work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 09-23-2020 07:56 PM

I might be out of line, however, it would seem the kids no longer live there… or was the picture taken in the wee hours of the morning after they went to bed and the missus threw a wobbly and stacked them.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 09-23-2020 08:07 PM



I might be out of line, however, it would seem the kids no longer live there… or was the picture taken in the wee hours of the morning after they went to bed and the missus threw a wobbly and stacked them.

- LittleBlackDuck

Have not had children live here in a long time. Might be why we can keep the house clean? LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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mel52

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#8 posted 09-24-2020 03:27 AM

I need to make something like that for my wife’s closet, unfortunately for me it would have to hold about 15 or 20 times what I’m looking at. I never see her buy all these shoes, etc., so they must be breeding and multiplying on their own. LOL. Good job on the shoe rack. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 09-24-2020 03:31 AM


I need to make something like that for my wife s closet, unfortunately for me it would have to hold about 15 or 20 times what I m looking at. I never see her buy all these shoes, etc., so they must be breeding and multiplying on their own. LOL. Good job on the shoe rack. Mel

- mel52


I don’t believe in the duplication virus… I’ve learnt to take secret pictures periodically… and bring them out when I hear complaints about a new tool I just bought.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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mel52

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#10 posted 09-24-2020 05:26 AM

LBD, thanks for the idea, I may have to do this myself and use it to my advantage sometime when needed. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 09-24-2020 02:25 PM



LBD, thanks for the idea, I may have to do this myself and use it to my advantage sometime when needed. Mel

- mel52

Mine buys the tools for me.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 09-24-2020 02:34 PM


Mine buys the tools for me.

- woodbutcherbynight


Now that’s a genuine SWMBO... does she believe in bigamy?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 09-24-2020 05:27 PM


Mine buys the tools for me.

- woodbutcherbynight

Now that s a genuine SWMBO... does she believe in bigamy?

- LittleBlackDuck

Umm, No.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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