I Can Do That: Pegged Shoe Rack


This simple rack uses no nails, no screws and holds up to 15 pairs of shoes.
By Megan Fitzpatrick
Pages: 30-31

From the April 2008 issue #168
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In this “I Can Do That” column, we introduce the use of pegs instead of hardware to hold the project together.

This simple shoe rack uses five pieces of 2″ x 2″ x 36″ poplar (which is actually 1 1/2″ square) for the uprights, feet and rails; six 5/8″ x 48″ poplar dowels for the crossbars; and one 3/8″ x 48″ poplar dowel for the pegs.

A good lesson when working with dowels is that not all of them are created equal. Before you start, measure your dowel diameters then select the drill bit to match the smallest one. (Although I bought 5/8″ dowels, three of them were actually closer to 9/16″.)


From the April 2008 issue #168
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