This step by step diy project is about shoe rack plans. If you want to build a beautiful and stylish shoe rack, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the diagram. Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions. Make sure the design of the desk matches the style of the rest of the bedroom furniture.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the rack. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
Projects made from these plans
Shoe Rack Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/4″ x 91 3/4″ long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 33 1/2″ x 15 1/4″ long FRAME
- C – 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 33 1/2″ x 15 1/4″ long SHELVES
- D – 1 pieces of 1/4″ plywood – 35″ x 91 3/4″ long BACK
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 91 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – 28 1/4″ long, 7 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 28 1/4″ long TRIMS
Building a shoe rack
The first step of the project is to build the frame of the shoe rack. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and get the job done with a circular saw.
Drill pocket holes along the sides of the horizontal components and secure them to the vertical components. Make sure the corners are square and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints.
The next step of the project is about building the shelves for the shoe rack. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the front and the back edges of the shelves at 7 degrees, by using a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges and remove the residues with sandpaper.
You can adjust the angle of the cuts and thus the angle of the shoe rack shelves. Afterwards, drill pocket holes along the side edges of the shelves. Work with attention and make sure the shelves are alike.
Fit the shelves inside the frame of the rack and secure them to the sides by suing 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the shelves are equally-spaced and horizontal. Leave no gaps between the components and invest in high-quality materials.
If you want to enhance the look of the shoe rack, we recommend you to fit trims to the front face of the project. Therefore, build the vertical trims out of 1×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes along the trims and secure them into place by using finishing nails.
Make sure the edges are perfectly flush and leave no gaps between the components. Use a spirit level to make sure the trims are plumb. In addition, the corners have to be perfectly square before inserting the nails.
Next, fit the horizontal trims to the front face of the shoe rack. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the trims and secure them to the vertical trims by using 1 1/4″ screws. In addition, secure the trims to the shoe rack shelves.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the back to the shoe rack tower. Build the back out of 1/4″ plywood and secure it to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square, before inserting the finishing nails or the screws. Add glue for a tighter bonds.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden rack in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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