Keep your gumboots organised and out of the way with this attractive boot rack.
What you need:
32mm pine cut to the following dimensions:
- 2 x 800mm x 100mm x 32mm (uprights)
- 1 x 160mm x 100mm x 32mm (crossmember)
- 1 x 363mm x 100mm x 32mm (top)
- 1 x 435mm x 100mm x 32mm (bottom)
8 x 340mm x 16mm dowels
8 x 50mm Kreg screws
Kreg Jig K4 Master System, Festool cordless drill driver, Festool jigsaw, Tork Craft cordless mouse sander, paintbrush, 16mm spade bit, bucket lid, pencil, tape measure, combination square.
What you do:
1. Using something big and circular, like a bucket lid, mark curves on the top, as per the diagram, and then cut it out using the Festool jigsaw.
2. Mark all pieces that need to be drilled in the Kreg jig, as per the diagram. Then, using the Kreg jig, drill all the holes needed to join the pieces of wood together.
3. Using wood glue, the Kreg screws and Festool cordless drill driver, join the centre crossmember to the two uprights, in the centre of the uprights.
4. Using wood glue, the Kreg screws and Festool cordless drill driver, join the top to the uprights.
5. Join the uprights to the base, centred and with the back of the uprights flush with the back of the base, using wood glue, the Kreg screws and Festool cordless drill driver.
6. Mark where to drill the holes for the dowels, and drill them at an angle of about 45° and 20mm deep. Space them in the centre of the uprights, and 200mm, 400mm and 600mm from the bottoms. We used a combination square to keep the angle consistent.
7. Add glue to the dowels and slide them into place, then leave them to dry in position.
8. Sand the completed boot rack, then paint with a primer and paint, leaving time between coats to dry.