Shoe rack

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I’ve been so busy with construction projects that I haven’t had any time for woodworking. Finally my wife put the full court press on a back burner project: a shoe rack for the entry closet. So this weekend I fired up the table saw. It’s about 48″ × 24″ × 11″. Lots of slots for summer shoes. There are a few slots for kid size winter boots but mostly they’ll go on top. 2. Places sized specifically for my boots. :-)

Made of 1 sheet of 1/2" maple ply and a few scraps of 1/2" birch ply. I was in a rush as I have been with everything since the baby came along. With the constant baby related interruptions, I guess I’m lucky to have finished it at all. The finish is a little sloppy. It’s not bad and you might not even see the slop in the picture but it’s barely adequate. The good thing is that it will be mostly covered in use and those paint and filler imperfections probably will never be noticed. That’s what you get when everything is a rush job. Oh well…

The cubbies are finished with rattle can spar urethane. Quick and easy and offers a little protection from snow covered boots. I really like the way it darkened the color a little. Looks nice.

Will install tonight. Thanks for looking.

-- Losing fingers since 1969


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