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Shoe Rack

Postby johnward » 07 May 2022, 12:26

Although I live on my own I find myself fed up with all my footwear scattered around the house. So I'm making a shoe rack in the hope it will solve the problem.
The timber I'm using is made up of odds and sods of Oak and Utile I have lying around. It will be approx 900mm high, 600mm wide and 350 deep. There will be 4 shelves to accommodate approx a dozen pairs. The construction is basically a table construction with slatted shelves.
I'll keep you posted with a few photos.

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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Phil » 07 May 2022, 12:30

That should look good, nice contrasting timber.

johnward wrote: accommodate approx a dozen pairs.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby johnward » 07 May 2022, 16:45

Agreed Phil. 12 is too many, some will have to go in the bin.

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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby NickM » 07 May 2022, 17:25

Thanks for sharing this. I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby AndyT » 10 May 2022, 11:04

Surely everyone needs:

Black shoes
Brown shoes
Gardening shoes
Robust walking trainers
Old trainers for light use
Proper walking boots
Steel toe cap safety boots
Wellingtons
Sandals
Best slippers
Second best slippers

- and that comes to 11, leaving one space free for a visitor! :)
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby johnward » 10 May 2022, 11:52

AndyT wrote:Surely everyone needs:

Black shoes
Brown shoes
Gardening shoes
Robust walking trainers
Old trainers for light use
Proper walking boots
Steel toe cap safety boots
Wellingtons
Sandals
Best slippers
Second best slippers

- and that comes to 11, leaving one space free for a visitor! :)


Exactly Andy - you must have had a peep at my design notes.

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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Woodbloke » 10 May 2022, 11:57

AndyT wrote:Surely everyone needs:

Best slippers
Second best slippers


Glad to see Andy, that you too have stuff for 'best' :lol: Infuriates SWIMBO - Rob
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Cabinetman » 10 May 2022, 14:51

Imelda Marcos eat your heart out lol. 9 for me including wellies.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Phil » 11 May 2022, 07:31

Dark brown leathers for 'smart' wear
Hi_Tec casuals walking etc. (new)
Hi-Tec old for garage and garden
Slippers
Flesh coloured (barefoot) for summer
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Re: Shoe Rack

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Have made a bit more progress, M and T's for slat rails into legs are finished and currently doing M and T's for fixing slats to rails.
I'm cutting all the tenons on a bandsaw which has speeded things up. Once I figure out where the edge is on the spinning blade the cuts are very accurate.
I'm noting the suggested footwear list - I should be making the rack bigger, maybe an extension is needed.

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Final glue-up this morning. I did the 2 pairs of legs with their short rail earlier to simplify the final stage. It all went well and is square to the millimeter.
The top is finished and ready to get screwed on with buttons.
Regarding previous speculation on its capacity, I am comfortably confident it will hold eight pairs of my various footwear!
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Woodbloke » 22 Jun 2022, 12:23

Cabinetman wrote:Imelda Marcos eat your heart out lol. 9 for me including wellies.

Trickers black brogues
Trickers light tan brogues
Barker dark brown Derby's
walking shoes
deck shoes (for best)
deck shoes ('shop and gardening)
brothel creepers
Wallabees
wellies (green :D)
sandals
slippers

Eleven; no trainers of any description, ever :evil: - Rob
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Dr.Al » 22 Jun 2022, 13:57

Walking boots
Thin vented walking shoes for warm days
Walking shoes for day-to-day (smart-ish - as smart as I get most of the time!)
Cheap walking shoes for workshop (I should probably wear safety shoes, but I don't)
Trainers for gym :(
Safety/ESD boots for work
Smart-ish but comfortable brown slip-on shoes for work
Smart black shoes for once in a blue moon when required
2 pairs of Motorcycle boots (so I've got a spare if one pair gets wet inside)
Slippers

I think that makes 11 pairs. I've also got some wellies, but I've no idea where and I can't remember the last time I wore them.

I also have 3 spare (identical) pairs of the workshop shoes, 1 spare (identical) pair of the day-to-day walking shoes and 2 spare (identical) pairs of slippers. They're all still in their boxes in a cupboard: I find it really hard to find shoes that are comfortable and hate the fact that buying the same model shoes from the same brand in the same size a few years later results in a different shoe that isn't at all comfortable, so the last couple of times I've bought shoes and convinced myself they were comfortable, I've bought spares.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Andyp » 22 Jun 2022, 18:51

Very nice John and a tidy workshop too.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby johnward » 22 Jun 2022, 19:31

Andyp wrote:Very nice John and a tidy workshop too.


Thanks Andy. I have to keep it tidy as it's so small - just 14' x 8' but I manage OK.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby AJB Temple » 23 Jun 2022, 12:24

OTT because of past work and I keep everything forever
Work shoes - black leather, 4 pairs
Dress shoes (patent)
Wedding shoes (unworn - long story)
2 pairs suede shoes
1 pair suede slip ons
Brown leather 2
Black boots (Casual)
Brown boots (casual)
Suede boots (casual)
Chainsawing armoured wellies (orange)
Gardening boots
Winter slippers
Summer slippers
Pond waders
Anti slip sailing boots
Horrible slip on things my wife bought (like doctors wear)
Wellies (ordinary)
Hiking boots
Spiked ex mountaineering boots
Concreting boots

There are probably more in the loft. My wife has at least a hundred pairs of shoes and boots I would say.
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby johnward » 23 Jun 2022, 19:55

You're showing off now Adrian!

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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby AJB Temple » 23 Jun 2022, 20:31

Of course. The problem is what I wear in reality is a knackered pair of old suede boots (comfy), steels, and a pair of loafers. That's it 99 per cent of the time. My wife told me off today for going shopping this evening in an old rugby shirt with holes in it that look as if I have been shot.

All the stuff represents a past life and needs to go. What can you do with shoes though?
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Re: Shoe Rack

Postby Woodbloke » 24 Jun 2022, 09:20

AJB Temple wrote:Of course. The problem is what I wear in reality is a knackered pair of old suede boots (comfy), steels, and a pair of loafers. That's it 99 per cent of the time. My wife told me off today for going shopping this evening in an old rugby shirt with holes in it that look as if I have been shot.

What can you do with shoes though?


More or less the same here, though deck shoes (gardening/'shop) and 'brothel creepers' aren't water resistant, so if there's an outing where the sky has decided to melt the proper shoes come out to play - Rob
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