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A DIY Shoe Cabinet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fullb, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    Here is my new realization.
    I really like trunks, and I especially like the work of Ephtée, but its products are as beautiful as they are clearly out of my budget.
    So I decided to do it myself.
    After making my plans, I spent a day with the purchase of supplies (wood, fabric, hardware, glue and a few tools that I needed).
    It took me two days of work, the first day was devoted to the manufacture of the structure, cutting the angle braces. The Second day was for making the shuttering interior trim, studs, and mounting hardware.
    I'm pretty happy because the result is exactly what I had imagined,

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    So I'll go into details.
    I made my structure with 0.74 inch chipboard, each panel screwed to another.
    I then covered the entire outside of the fabric with leather aspect the fabric is bonded with neoprene glue. When stretched and glued the fabric gives a beautiful leather look.
    For angles I used good quality Leatherette. I cut the strips and then I glued and then make a hem of about 1 / 4 inch. I then glued the corners and glued the strips. Cutting corners was the most complicated because I wanted that fit perfectly

    The use of fabric and Leatherette was a financial matter (€ 50 materials instead of € 350 to do all leather I would have need at least 3 whole skins)

    Brass nails (408) were laid one by one with a hammer with accurate measurement, they all have an interval of 1 inch and I had deliberately not glued the hems so that the studs created a nice relief.

    For the interior I made a casing with 0.1 inch plywood then I stapled the suede fabric on the reverse side panels and then I set up each panel with a few drips of neoprene glue to make sure that nothing does not move (although it was not necessary because all were going to fit the millimeter and the structure stands by itself)

    I finally fixed all brass births I have pre drilled for easier installation when inserting the bars.
    Questions are welcome.
     


  2. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    Very cool work and I appreciate the write up. If I needed something to store my shoes in, this would be the perfect weekend project.
     


  3. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    ^^ +1 thanks for the write-up. Result looks very professional indeed.
    I wonder how much it would cost to cover that baby in Croc :devil:
     


  4. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Awesome just Awesome !!! Well done :slayer:
     


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    I was JUST coming here to post that. :lol:
     


  6. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Bravo, very nice.

    Do smooth leather soles never slip off the rails?
     


  7. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    Thank you, no, unless they have no heels.
    I made it to have the heels going behind the back rail so that keep shoes in position.
     


  8. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Bump for respect and inspiration.
     


  9. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    At least 7000 $ just for the skins. :eek:
     


  10. kev777

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    Croc exterior with pink tie material interior FTW :)
     


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    The front is missing:

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    Just kidding - looks great!
     


  14. mech IFR

    mech IFR Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job OP. Would love to put something like this together (though not nearly as high a quality) when I find some time. Exceptional!
     


  15. The Suit Guy

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    Please make a YouTube video for the next construction for all those who are poor at reading directions. It could be like a DIY Network for the well dressed.

    Congrats, I admire your skill.
     


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