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Project by PPK posted 02-22-2021 01:40 AM 1702 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this custom piece for some friends. They gave me the specs and I built to suit. Top cubbies (35 count) for storing shoes, middle section is for mittens and caps, I believe, and the bottom section for boots.

Hickory with three coats of waterbased poly.

Full extension bottom mount Blum drawer slides with soft close.

65” tall, 46.5” wide, 16” deep

I’ll post the built photos below. It doesn’t look too complicated, but there is actually a lot of material and joints:

-About 3 sheets of 3/4” plywood,
-1 sheet of Baltic Birch plywood
-250 biscuits (so 500 cuts with the biscuit machine!)

It turned out very well, and I’m happy I chose the method I did.

All the carcass parts were cut out and prefinished. The interior joints are biscuit joints, with the exterior joints being dados.
I used plywood spacers to get the biscuits aligned perfectly. By the way, I really recommend Makita biscuit machine. It’s a great tool.

Then I started the build-up, one level at a time. I used sticky notes to make sure that the dividers were facing the same way that I cut the biscuits, since the biscuit isn’t quite centered.

Layers one at a time.

...And next level of the skyscraper.

Lots of clamps and cauls.

Some hardwood glued up and installed for the feet.

View of the back.

-- Pete





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#1 posted 02-22-2021 01:45 AM

Great looking project!! I love organizers and this is a sizable one!

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#2 posted 02-22-2021 02:10 AM

Wow, beautiful work, very organized.

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2021 02:22 AM

very nice unit im sure imelda is gonna love it-lol. i gotta start using hickory more,a beautiful wood.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 02-22-2021 03:03 AM

That’s a monster, Pete! Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 02-22-2021 04:19 AM

Nice job PPK....

But as I’ve often stressed in many of my posts and here is a prime example… 35 pair of shoes vs. 2 pair of boots… and they dare question us buying new tools.

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

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#6 posted 02-22-2021 04:40 AM



Nice job PPK....

But as I ve often stressed in many of my posts and here is a prime example… 35 pair of shoes vs. 2 pair of boots… and they dare question us buying new tools.

- LittleBlackDuck


hey besides all the high dollar tools how many pairs of pumps do you own?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 02-22-2021 05:12 AM

That’s a lot of shoes. Great looking project, nonetheless.

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#8 posted 02-22-2021 05:25 AM



hey besides all the high dollar tools how many pairs of pumps do you own?
- pottz

Only two ”little” red numbers pottzy... On super tall one

to pump me up high… and one flat

to deflate me.

Remaining shekels get channelled back into the NASA laboratory.

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

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#9 posted 02-22-2021 06:54 AM

Saw the Picture and thought, so were is your Wife going to put her Shoe’s :) Nice job!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 02-22-2021 09:50 AM

PPK nice work there.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 02-22-2021 01:35 PM

Bunch of funny guys… it’s for a family, with kiddo #6 on the way… so you gotta divide 35 by 8, and then it all starts to make more sense!

Thanks for the kind remarks, all

-- Pete

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#12 posted 02-22-2021 01:45 PM

It turned out great Pete!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#13 posted 02-22-2021 04:57 PM

Nice craftsmanship Pete!

Is that going to be hidden in a closet or out in the room? (I hope the latter!)

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#14 posted 02-22-2021 08:30 PM


Bunch of funny guys… it s for a family, with kiddo #6 on the way…
- PPK
Ha-ha-ha! You may as well lay it on it’s side… ya gotta be kidding thinking 6 kids will put their shoes away…


Is that going to be hidden in a closet or out in the room? (I hope the latter!)
- splintergroup

With 6 kids, I wouldn’t recommend the master bedroom or they’ll never have #7…

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

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#15 posted 02-23-2021 01:09 AM

I can’t get my 3 kids to put away their shoes! They must be better parents than I.

Bunch of funny guys… it s for a family, with kiddo #6 on the way…
- PPK

Ha-ha-ha! You may as well lay it on it s side… ya gotta be kidding thinking 6 kids will put their shoes away…

Is that going to be hidden in a closet or out in the room? (I hope the latter!)
- splintergroup

With 6 kids, I wouldn t recommend the master bedroom or they ll never have #7…

- LittleBlackDuck


-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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