Introduction: 2x4 Shoe Rack
Learn to make a useful boot/shoe rack out of only two 2x4x8.
Two 2x4x8 wood pieces
Drill w/ 2in screws
Nail gun w/ nails
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Step 1: Cutting Triangular Legs
1: Cut a 2x4 into 16in intervals, 2 times.
2:Flip both pieces on their side and cut them down the middle with a band saw. 4(1x4x16in)
3: Now that you have 4 pieces, cut the ends at a 45 degree angle to make them into a trapezoid.
4: Sand down edges
Step 2: Cutting Main Beam
1:Cut a 2x4 into a 41in beam
2:Sand down all edges
Step 3: Cutting Vertical Pegs
1: Cut a 2x4 into 16in intervals again, but 4 times.
2: Flip wood vertically and cut down the horizontal middle. 8(2x2x16in)
3: Sand down the top
Step 4: Connecting Legs to Main Beam
1: flip the main beam upside down. (drill into the ugliest side)
2: Place legs on top to make a triangular shape without a bottom. (prop-up opposite end of trapezoids with unused pegs)
3: Drill top ends of trapezoid into the main beam. (don't forget to pre-drill and 2in screws)
4: Repeat on other side of main beam
5: Flip back up-right
Step 5: Attaching Vertical Pegs to Main Beam
1: Mark out each peg on alternating sides, 4-4.25in apart, top and bottom (remember: each peg is 2in wide)
2: Place each peg vertically on top of the beam
3: With the beam in the upright position, nail in a few nails (used a electric nail gun) on each side of the peg to hold the peg in place while you flip the shoe rack over, pre-drill where the peg is going through the other side. then use a screw long enough to reach the peg through the main beam.
4: Repeat 8 times
Step 6: Intervals of Pegs
Starting with a corner of the main beam, get a long screw that is long enough to go through the feet, main beam and then into the two outer pegs. use a measuring tape and go 4-4.25 inches away and start the next peg on the opposite side of the previous peg.