Floating Shoe Rack - Glue / Nail / Screw

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Forum topic by A.Scott posted 01-30-2013 03:49 AM 2100 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2013 03:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw router joining

Ok I got a question…I have been fighting over what type of shoe rack to make for my son and today I remembered seeing a photo of a “Floating Shoe Rack”. From the photo you can see what type of joinery I used, I have actually forgotten the name of it…sorry newbie here. The measurements of it are: all of the wood is originally 3/4”, the top shelf is 2 3/8” and the bottom one is 4 3/8” with a 2” space between the two shelves. I am planning on making the next floating shelves around 27” long and increasing the space between the two shelves to 2 1/2” and 3” (for different type of shoes.
As you can see in photo of the back I used four screws to hold it together to get the test rack done. Now my question to those who know more than I…what would be best to hold this together, Glue, Nails or Screws?

Thanks ahead for your advice!

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 04:18 AM

I would probably just go with glue.

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 01:21 PM

Thanks Pete, after thinking about it I am going to change the joinery and use either mortise and tenon or try a swing at dovetail.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 01:30 PM

Neat little rack. Simple yet effective.
Now the trick will be getting him to put his shoes in it! :-)

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