Published at Tuesday, September 25th 2018. by Janie Mills in Storage Bench.
Shoe bench to keep that polish shoes off the floor. Let's begin, we have carpet through most of her house so where shoes tend to pile up at the front door, and it was now time to tackle that mess. I was recently on the website, built something calm and spotted a good-looking shoe rack, but it was a little too small for our needs, so I decided to build a bigger and better one for our front door. We tend to be a little rough with our furniture, so I wanted to build the frame with two by fours.
This will keep the build cost low and, if needed, easy to replace parts in the future for the cross supports. I just ripped some more two by fours in half to get six pieces. I then sanded everything down on my downdraft table that I made in a previous video. I will put a link to that project in the description to keep this project simple and repairable in the future. I decided to use pocket holes to hold it together for the bottom screws. I just used a drill, but securing the top was a little too narrow. So I grabbed a quarter inch socket and ratchet and hand tighten them together.
The side piece is complete. I carefully measured out the best locations for the cross, supports trying to keep it practical and aesthetically pleasing as well. I then clamped the first three legs in place and secure them with screws, then laying it on its side. I attached the other frame next flipping a project over allowed me to quickly attach the remaining three supports. I love the look of the natural wood, but also knew it would get nasty in a short time, so I used some carbon gray stain on the frame. Surely am I forgetting this thing? I brought my wife down and let her look at it and she made a very good point. Could it be too wide where we run into it? So I got my sun.
We lay down another white sheet of paper, we carried it behind the fireplace and well. It was the very valid point because even though it was exactly what the departed to so I'm going to try to take about a foot and a half off the width of this and we'll go from there. I then measure each of the supports and mark them. 18. Inches shorter, the pocket screws made this easy to disassemble trim with the miter, saw drill, new holes and reassemble making sure to put them back in the same locations. It was now time for the main platform sections I've cut down several 1 by 4 by 8 boards to the depth of each shelf, using a stop block to make this route Petite of tasks quick and easy to secure each of these pieces to the cross support.
I again decided to use pocket screws for the stain I decided to use traditional cherry, because the clay dirt in our area is a dark red color and, as I started the staining process, I was very well impressed by how well it looked on these simple pine Boards, after giving this thing some time to dry, I flipped the frame over and marked the centerboard on each rail by putting a centerboard in first allowed the rest of the pieces to be quickly installed without concern of the total width being offset.
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