Shoe Cabinet. AKA my Kitchen's best friend

In my house we do not have a mud room. You walk directly from the garage into the kitchen. I am not a person who likes to wear shoes in the house, and to be honest I am not tidy. All of my shoes pile up by the kitchen table, and when we have guests over they get dumped in the bedroom only to return. When Ana posted her shoe cabinet this winter, I built this cabinet the following day! I posted on her Facebook page and she even gave me a comment about how quick I was at building this cabinet. It was a well needed piece of furniture in my Kitchen. I love how I have styled it as a buffet, but really it holds all my shoes. (trickery!)

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Day Project (6-9 Hours)
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None, I did make some small changes. I used the composite boards in a 1x16 instead of 2 1x 8's I had the nice boy open it and cut it in half. then I took all my measurements for the rest of the 1x8's and 1x6's. To cut down on cost a little I only installed one handle in the center and not the two shown.
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Molly (not verified)

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 11:46

Oh man I bought some of these from ikea for more $$ and they are less than half the size. Can anyone post plans PLEASE? What did you use for the hardware?