Introduction: Happy Wife-Happy Life! Easy to Do Hight Adjustable Shoe Shelf, Made From Scaffolding Parts, With Polished Stainless Steel Rings on Top

About: I´m an Professional Coach- and Boatbuilder, i work most of the time on restoring Classic cars and boats. I´m also a kind of metal artist or metaldesigner, mostly lamps and funiture and also robots. and do alot…

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.

Step 1: Blueprint

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

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

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

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...

Step 5: The Stainless Steel Rings

Now thats a point, ithink iwill never ever work on Stainless Steel again, it`s hard, it kills all of your tools
But it`s pretty shiny when polished and i wanted it on that Shelf so

-First Take a sheet of Stainless steel, the thikness of my plate was 1millimeter
-Mark out the 8 rings with an divider
-Clamp it in the vise and start sawing it out
-Grind round till they fit exactly to the Surfaces in the Boards


-Polishing ( ihavend done this myself, agood friend is a professional polisher so he did for me)

Step 6: Fixing the Rings to the Boards

Now as the rings are shiny polished and fit to the boards, we can stick them down to the boards,
I use an mixture of metalglue and universal glue,

You need to press it for a while, i used some books for it.

Step 7: The Pedestals

I use 4 ordinary Pedestals wich i found on an junkyard, ihad to search for a while for the four extra nuts.
I only cleaned them with an steelbrush.
 these things are 500milimeters high, like you can see in the blueprint.

-Screw the first nut on, in the hight you like
-screw all the others in the same hig and check the hight, like in Pic 3

Step 8: The Assembly

Now you only need to put on the first Board, just stick it over the Pedestals untill it lays on the lower nuts

Then Screw on the second range of nuts and bring them in same hight

Put on the second board on till it lays on the upper nuts

Done, hope you like it

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