507 Teak Shoe Rack Pt. 2

June 1, 2013

In part 1 of the Teak shoe rack build I milled this amazing Teak stock my friend Jim sent. In today’s episode it’s time to wrap up the milling process by taking the components over to the router table and profiling the edges on all the pieces followed by prepping them for the mechanical fasteners.

Teak shoe rack 01Teak shoe rack side view MBW Podcast

The final result is an amazing project that my family will put their shoes all over, soaking wet and nasty. But since it’s made from Teak I’m not worried about it all.

Tools featured in today’s show:
Fisch Drillbit/Countersink Set
Bench Dog 40-300 ProMax RT Complete
SawStop Cabinet Table Saw
Steel City Tool Works 14-Inch Band Saw
Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade
Bora Pistol Grip Clamps
Micro Jig ZeroPlay Guide Bar System

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  1. Bruce B says:

    Hi Matt
    Great little project. A thought I had watching you layout the slats on top, since you had layout marks already why not just make a spacer block so all of your slats are evenly spaced. Just my 2 cents. Keep them coming!

    • Matt says:

      Hey Bruce,

      I thought about creating a couple of spacers…but in about the same time it would’ve taken me to grab a piece of scrap material, then size it to the correct dimension…I would’ve created the story stick and started the layout lines.

      I know from looking at the piece now that it’s assembled, a couple of the top rails aren’t AS evenly spaced as others, but it’s such a small uneveness in spacing that it’s almost imperceptible.

      BUT…if I were to build a whole bunch of these (batch them out) I would most certainly consider using a spacer block more seriously LOL.

      Thanks for watching.

  2. John Verreault (aka JohnnyVee) says:

    Great show Matt! I love working with teak. It is such a great wood to work especially by hand. Just out of curiosity, since you used a story-stick to layout your measurements why not use a precut spacer to get the spacing between the top slats balanced?

    • Matt says:

      Hey John…Bruce beat you to the question, checkout my response to him for the answer CHORTLE

      • John Verreault (aka JohnnyVee) says:

        Yo Matt,
        I looked at the time difference between my question and Bruce’s and, yes, he asked 1st but the funny part is that when I put mine up the number of comments was showing as zero and it did not take 2 hours to write. Some weird, internet, voodoo moderating thingy I presume?

        • Matt says:

          Part of the voodoo is that you’ve already been approved and Bruce was a first time commenter, so he needed to have his comment moderated…and I’m a slow moderator LOL.

  3. David says:

    Thank you Matt. What router do you use? Are you happy with your router and table?

  4. Dan Attencio says:

    Matt, why didn’t you use spacer blocks to…..just kidding, I couldn’t resist. It came out nice. I’ve never used Teak before, I’ll have to try it.

  5. Matthew Kress says:

    I may be crazy, but that Teak looks delicious. I keep thinking I want to eat some…….

    • Matt says:

      You’re not crazy…about the look of the Teak at least…it does look awesome and even without a finish to shine it up I think it totally is worth taking a bit out of.

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