Shoe Rack

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 03-14-2011 05:22 AM 10533 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a simple project that I made one afternoon a few months ago. I really needed some organization in the closet, and this was the solution. And because it was going to be hidden in the closet, I chose to go with MDF. Also, because I had a lot of it in the garage. This project also gave me a chance to play with my Kreg jig.

I made this based on a design I saw by Jonathan a little while back, with a few minor exceptions. I don’t have a lip on the front of the shelves. And the legs stand out a little proud of the shelves as shown in picture 5.
The overall dimensions of this are 41 1/2” long, 15 1/2” wide, and 15 3/4 tall.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 05:38 AM

Hi Chad, looks great. Its holding the shoes, lots of shoes, hers and his. All you need to do is put the shoes purchases on a freeze and your ok.

Nice use of the Kreg jig.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 05:41 AM

Clean lines, nice and efficient use of space. I gotta get a Kreg jig – lol.

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 09:05 AM

GREAT job / project! Gotta love that Kreg jig. If only we could keep the MDF dust down (nasty stuff). Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 03-14-2011 12:12 PM

Nice job, however, it appears that your hard work didn’t grant you any space on the top shelf!!! Oh well, best to keep mama happy!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#5 posted 03-14-2011 03:49 PM

very nice. Thnx for sharing. I need to make something like this for one of my son-in-laws.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-14-2011 04:08 PM

Well done, amigo. MDF is the plain jane workhorse, huh? I did some Kreg work with and without the vacuum adapter, just as a test. Huge difference especially when capturing the dreaded MDF cloud.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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#7 posted 03-16-2011 10:38 AM

MOJOE – A happy wife is a happy life.

870pilot & Mayflower- MDF is really nasty stuff. This is what I look like when I work with this stuff.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 04:30 AM

I gotta make me one of these… I’m redoing our closet and my wife wants a shoe rack. Nice work!

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 08:13 PM

Love the simplicity, great work. I’m definitely filing this one away for later.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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