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Happy Wife-Happy Life! Easy to do Hight adjustable Shoe Shelf, Made from scaffolding Parts, with Polished Stainless Steel Rings on Top

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Hello, here I show you how you can esayly bould an nice Hight adjustable Shoe shelf.

You only need 2 Boards and 4 Scaffold Pedestals ( with 2 nuts each).

I do some medalrings on Top of the boards for a better look, but thats not rely neccessary.

So follow the steps and have wile working.
 
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Step 1: Blueprint

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So this is my blueprint, you can see all the dimensions, its completly in millemeter.
of course you can build in other dimensions.

Step 2: Tools

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This are the tools you need to work on the boards, including the metalrings.
There is no saw or anything cause i bought the boards allredy cuttet in the home depot.

Step 3: Drilling the Boards

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as i say ressed some polished stainless steel rings in the Boards, so in my case the drilling is a bit complicatet.

It´s nessecesary doing it in the right sequence.

-first drilling with an holsaw (with the exact diameter of the metalrings) only the depth of the thicknes of the Metalrings.
 Like in Pic 1and2, Do this four times, follow the dimensions in the blueprint.

-Now also with an holesaw, drill the holes for the Pedestals ( do it somme millimeters bigger)
 Like in Pic 3

- Now Take an chisel (sorry, i forgot on the tools list) an stringing the surface for the rings, must not be absolut exact, but defintely    not to deep.
When its done it should look like in Pic 4

Step 4: Paiting

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I choose some Mahagoni Varnish ( i like that look) and some extra clearcoat (3layers) with intermediate sanding.
thats a lot of work but in the end it looks great.

I apply the varnish with a big Bruhs, it brings a nice structure.
after the drying time i Spray on the Claercot, Wait-Sanding-Cleaning-Spraying-Wait-Sanding-Cleaning-Spraying-Wait...
j77lipp1 year ago
Awesome shoe rack!
jeffopus1 year ago
This is nuts, scaffold pedestals are about $15 to $20 each, four would cost $60. For that price I can buy parts for a much nicer shoe stand. Just saying when you want to make something without going to the expense of buying something premade it needs to be cheaper, the four pack mentioned by another commenter is even more at $80.
Some people aren't always looking to save $, they are looking for something fun and different. I like it. It would fit in well with my craftsman home!
Wait, i don't follow... Who said he bought those??
I thought Falkenberg got his pedestals in a junk yard..

What would be nuts and annoying is when someone whips a comment without even reading the instructible..
If your home as an industrial look, I think this is a tremendously clever idea.
londobali1 year ago
Great job!
nice finishing on the wood !
I'm a follower now.. more because of the title.. lol.. :D

thanks for sharing!
Falkenberg (author) 1 year ago
Thank you for the kind words, i´m happy you like it.
I think this is a great idea although scaffolding might be a little heavy-duty for an item this size. The DIY store near me in London sells 15mm diameter metal poles with a screw thread on them that you could also use with nuts to hold the shelves in place and/or adjust their height and maybe just put a plastic cap over the end of the pole to protect the cupboard floor? They sell them to any length so you could have triple decker unit -- or more if you're Imelda Marcos. No idea of the price but it must be pretty cheap. I'll tell you when I had a go :)
clazman1 year ago
Four unconnected lifts? A chain sprocket is needed for each corner connected with chain so that they can be driven "together". Then, to power this contraption, electrically, the system needs to be (think green) solar powered with battery backup for nighttime and poor weather conditions or maybe water power if you live close to a stream that has enough elevation drop to provide the necessary hydraulics. Or just a hand crank

Somebody has way too much time on their hands.

I guess I'm just jealous! ;>) .
maryceecee1 year ago
Thanks for the instructions. I really like the shelf. It is an easy solution to the pile of shoes in the closet. Since mine will be in the closet, I think I can skip the decorative rings and make it even quicker to build.
RedBinary1 year ago
This is SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this!
Yea, but this looks so cool!
That looks awesome! I've never heard of those pedestal things, they look like huge screws. Do you know what they are usually used for?
Found some one Home depot http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202334279/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=screw+jack&storeId=10051
they are called screw jacks.
to build scaffolding on construction sites
wilgubeast1 year ago
Scaffolding parts are criminally underrepresented in the shelf game. Great idea, good execution, and I hope that both your wife and life are happier because of it.
MrOddjob1 year ago
Screw-Jack adjustable feet for scaffold poles.
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