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This is a cabinet made to hold 18 pairs of shoes. What is cool about it, is that it is an exact scale version of a real shoe box. Matched the details down to the bar code and size tag. It really scans. Try it!

This Shoe Box Cabinet is made from mostly maple plywood, but has some MDF in it. The top is made from 1/2" Baltic Birch to keep the weight down.

Overall size: 46.25"w x 32 3/4"d x 16 3/4"h. The drawer pulls out on a 26" full extension rail. More info click here.

The top is black lacquer. The lower half is a custom shade of gray with a splatter paint effect in black.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com.

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Very cool….......well done.
Here's hoping Nike lawyers don't come after you.
 

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My son has been after me to make this for him for several months now. He saw it online, made by a guy in the UK.

And since my son has over 80 pair of sneakers, (not a typo), many Jordans, he is always looking for storage solutions for them. He had a custom made closet built, just for his sneakers.

In his defense, he does buy and sell sneakers, but still I would classify it as a fetish, for sure.

Nice job.

Lee
 

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They look fantastic. How do you get the spots on the bottom layer? Special spray technique or is it some sort of printed vinyl wrap?
 

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I painted the base coat gray and then turned the air down very low for the black. I head the gun way back from the surface. I tested it several times on scrap pieces until I had it adjusted correctly.
 

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Some of those players need a box this big for one pair of shoes…lol. Nice build and idea.
 

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You should get this into a Footlocker…i bet these would sell! I love how clean the finish came out…so clean. ..
 

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Matt, I use a flat black lacquer with several coat of black lacquer undercoater. The last coat I use a retarder to slow the drying time and allow it to flow out a little more.
 
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