I made one, but my wife insisted that she needed more storage for her shoes?!!!
Alright, wife’s request is the command; and another shoe cabinet was put on drafting table.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
I like the bold look of cabinets made of thick boards but that would cost me a lot of money for material. So I go with the ¾” (18mm) thick ply wood. And the 50mm wide planks are used as cabinet face frame.
Material that I used:
1. 18mm ply wood board
2. 50mm plank
1. Kreg jig
2. Hand tools
3. Screws & sand paper
My cabinet dimensions are: W400mmxD350mmxH1200mm, so my boards are cut into:
1. 2ea x 35mm x 1200mm (side panels)
2. 6ea x 332mm x 364mm (shelving)
3. 1ea x 350mm x 364mm (top panel)
Step 2: Making the Face Frame
I used the kreg jig to make pocket holes on the planks. I have to admit that this tool is very handful in installing things like this, biscuit joints, dovetail joints are professional but take really serious tools that a home hobby maker like me would dream about.
It makes my life easier, just get the piece in place, clamp down and screw in at the back.
Step 3: Face Frame Completed
OK, my face frame was completed. It looked good, for now.
Step 4: Installing the Boards
Then I did same with the boards, drilling pocket holes, clamping down and screwing it in.
First with the top panels and then the side panel, & shelving from the down to the bottom one. One by one.
Step 5: Finishing
And here is how it looked. Stand alone.
Applied some sanding.
I like the natural color of the face frame, so I left it as it was.
Step 6: The Result!
Voila, my wife’s shoe cabinet next to its colleague. My wife was happy with this cabinets and surely more shoes are coming. Anyway, it's a pleasure to make beloved women feel happy. Because when they're happy, every one is happy.
Thank you for reading through my post. I also hope my little project would give you some ideas on spending your weekend. All comments are welcomed! Have a nice day.
P/S: I'm going to put a door door for the top shelf & use it as a miscellaneous storage.