Intro: The Shoe Keeper AKA Shoe Organizer /Clutter Reducer
The necessity for this was an abundance of loose shoes. The previous model decayed from humidity and mold. The inception was seeing other storage furniture with similar designs.
Step 1: Parts & Assembly
Used a sheet of 4'x8' finished plywood. Used a table saw to cut the verts and horizontal pieces. I am not sure what this technique is called. It took me hours to cut these out. The front slanted edge was difficult for me. I cut all 3 at once through the table saw. The edge had blemishes and needed sanding down to look OK. I used a mallet to connect the pieces together. The fit was very tight.
The cubes are 5" H x5" W.
Step 2: Sides and Stain
Here it is stained with a waterproofing layer . The sides are held together with biscuit plates. The internal cube matrix is just slid inside. I was amazed it fit perfectly. Now this is strong enough for shoes and a few things on top, maybe 30 lbs at most..but no one is going to use this as a step-stool.. I coated it with a clear polyurethane spray after my wife was done painting the sides.
Step 3: Final Paint..some Character.
My wife is a good painter. She livened up the case with some whimsical art. Our 7yo helped too. I put some foot pads on the bottom to keep it dry .
So there you go.