This step by step diy project is about shoe rack plans. Building a shoe rack is a good way to create additional storage space for your closet or to organize your shoes efficiently. There are many things you should know before starting this woodworking project, so we strongly recommend you to read the whole article with great care, as well as the rest of the furniture projects.
There are lots of designs you could choose from when building a shoe rack, so we strongly recommend you to take a look over the alternatives before starting the actual construction. From our experience, there are many aspects that you should take into account when planning the shoe rack, such as your budget, its size, the materials you want to use or the style of your house.
If you want to build a shoe rack with a neat appearance, you need to invest in high-quality materials (cedar, pine) and to use professional tools. Align the components at both ends and pre-drill holes before inserting the galvanized screws. Moreover, we recommend you to add a good wood glue to the joints, if you want to add strength to the whole structure of the shoe rack.
Shoe rack plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×16 lumber – 91 3/4” long, 1 pieces of – 33 1/2” long FRAME
- B – 8 pieces of 1×16 lumber – 33 1/2” long SHELVES
- C – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 91 3/4″ x 35″ long BACK
- D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 91 3/4” long, 2 pieces – 28 1/4″ long TRIMS
- E - 7 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 28 1/4″ long TRIMS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the shoe rack. As you can see above, you need to lock the 1×16 components together, by using pocket screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
The next step is to attach the back of the shoe rack. Cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood at the right size with a circular saw and lock it into place with finishing nails. Check if the corners of the rack are right-angled before attaching the back.
Next, you need to fit the shelves. As you can see in the image, you have to tilt the shelves at about 7 degrees. Use pocket screws or drill pilot holes trough the side walls and insert the screws into the shelves.
If you really want to enhance the look of the shoe rack, we recommend you to attach 1×4 and 1×2 trims to the front face of the frame. As you can see in the image, you need to align the components with great attention and to lock them into place with finishing nails and glue. Make sure the trims are flush with the side components.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
Smart tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the shoe rack.
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