Shoe Rack -- A simple design - Golden Ratio


Shoe Shelf or Shoe rack (Take your pick)
SWMBO wanted a shelf to store shoes - so I made her one. It uses four pieces of wood.
It's on this page. http://woodwork.pmccl.com/Business/productsbusiness/productsfurniture.html
You should be able to deduce the approximate dimensions, but to give you a start, the width is 10.5 inches. Form that you should be able to work out the rest of the dimensions, the placement and dimensions of the cut outs, and the angles. Just alter the dimensions to match _your_ shoe sizes and styles.
The cutouts at the top allow you to easily move it for cleaning floors. The bottom cutouts allow you to cope with minor imperfections in the floor.
So for those of you who wondered about some of the weird threads on design ratios and proportions, you can see for yourself if you like the results.
-- Will R. Jewel Boxes and Wood Art http://woodwork.pmccl.com The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” George Bernard Shaw
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
"WillR" wrote in message Shoe Shelf or Shoe rack (Take your pick)

Excellent work, _all_ of it! ... and your photography does it honors to boot.
--
www.e-woodshop.net
Last update: 8/29/05
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Shoe Shelf or Shoe rack (Take your pick)
SWMBO wanted a shelf to store shoes - so I made her one. It uses four pieces of wood.
It's on this page. http://woodwork.pmccl.com/Business/productsbusiness/productsfurniture.html
Nice work. I'm impressed with the finish.
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 09:04:51 -0400, the blithe spirit WillR

Bogus link there, dude.
P.S: Thanks for the heads-up on CWW mag. I'm looking forward to getting my copy.
-- Like they say, 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. ------------------------------------------------------ http://diversify.com Lawyer-free Website Development
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Larry Jaques wrote:

Refresh the page, you've been there too recently, too. Joe
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 11:21:53 -0400, the blithe spirit Joe Gorman

Fixed. I had inadvertently turned on RAW messages and got the = line ending. The L in html had gone away, hence the error msg. I turned off raw view and all is better now, though when I saw "pickled oak" (his wife's idea, no doubt), "polycrilic" and "pine/cherry stain", I cringed repeatedly. (Sorry, Will.)
-- Like they say, 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. ------------------------------------------------------ http://diversify.com Lawyer-free Website Development
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Larry Jaques wrote:

Give me a break. lol I made the desk in more innocent times...
(She did find the matching stain by the way -- d**n $%#@@#$ helpful salesman at the local home hardware. )
She puts her d**n coffee cups on the desk. Besides -- we had to match the commercial crap. :-(
Next time I will just make the whole desk suite and forget matching the commercial stuff. _Then_ I can make it of oak or walnut and put a real man's finish on it. <G>
At least I didn't make the desk of cherry and then pickle it...
-- Will R. Jewel Boxes and Wood Art http://woodwork.pmccl.com The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” George Bernard Shaw
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:02:32 -0400, the blithe spirit WillR
I said:

Ditto my kitchen cabinet doors in Diamondthane, but I put it on in very thin coats and kept it from looking plasticky. I put poly on only 2 projects before deciding that it just wasn't the stuff which should go on wood. Maybe we should date our project pics to let folks know how young and foolish we were back then. <snort>

Did you track him down and let the air out of his tires at work, perchance?

Wuss.
Such as Waterlox? ;)

Instant Karma would have been severe with you if you had, seρor Weel.
--
"Given the low level of competence among politicians,
every American should become a Libertarian."
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Which dimensions are you talking about ... the height to depth? The Golden Ratio is about 1.618, or about 8-to-5.
WillR wrote:

Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net wrote:

Or 5:8
There is a difference of one between the Golden Ratio and it's inverse if I recall correctly -- or you can count tree branches if you like. :-)
You should be able to deduce all the dimensions from that number and the ratio... Have a bit of fun and look at it -- if you want to and have the time.
It could give you some ideas for shelves, cabinets etc. :-)
I am just doing another simple project and should be able to post pictures in the next day or so -- then you can look at that one too...

-- Will R. Jewel Boxes and Wood Art http://woodwork.pmccl.com The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” George Bernard Shaw
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Yep. GR - 1 = 1/GR
From that, you can get GR = 1 + 1/(1 + 1/(1 + 1/(1 + 1/(1 + ...))))
There are an incredible number of relationships with the GR, both in geometry and in nature itself. I think that the perspective ratio of vision in one's eye even approximates the GR.
And who said math isn't exciting???
Jack
WillR wrote:

Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
RE: Subject
My friend puts each of her 200+ pairs of shoes in a clear plastic box complete with lid.
Boxes are then stored in a closet with a shelving system from the BORG.
Works great.
Can look thru the box to see the shoes.
Also lets me spend my time working on the boat which works for me.
Lew
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 03:32:45 GMT, the blithe spirit Lew Hodgett

Soooooo, how -is- Imelda, anyway? (You dog, you!)
--
"Given the low level of competence among politicians,
every American should become a Libertarian."
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 05:43:48 -0700, Larry Jaques

Pretty old I would imagine. [justaminute, quick google search, born 1929, yep, kind of old]
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I have added a paper towel rack to the page. I cannot remember the design ratio used. The oak is 3.5" wide -- so you can figure it out... Not that there is a lot to work with on something so small.
Just refresh the page if you do look.
Four pieces of wood again...
Is four a magic number? (other than being the sum of two primes the product of two primes and the sum of a second set of primes...)
For Larry J. ... Yes it is a polyurethane varnish I do it all for you... :-)
WillR wrote:

-- Will R. Jewel Boxes and Wood Art http://woodwork.pmccl.com The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” George Bernard Shaw
Add pictures here
βœ–
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Related Threads

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.