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How to Make a Shoe Storage Cubical
When it comes to organizing shoes, one of the most common options is a wooden shoe cubicle. A shoe cubicle made from wood can be painted or stained to coordinate with any room decor and can also double as a seating bench. Any individual with minimal handyman skills can create a shoe cubicle in less than an hour. Once you finish this project, place a 14-by-48 inch cushion over the storage cubical to create a seating area.Gather Materials:
- Three pieces of 3/4-inch plywood, 47 by 14 inches
- Two pieces of 1/2-inch plywood, 14 by 14 inches
- Tape measure
- 24 of screws, 5-inch
- Phillips head drill bit
- Wood glue
Place one 14 by 14 inch section of plywood on a flat surface. Measure in 7 inches along the left and right side edges to determine the middle of the height location. Draw a line from side to side to divide the square section into an upper and lower halves. Repeat this with the second 14 by 14 inch plywood section and set the second piece aside.
Line the center line with wood glue. Line the top and bottom edges of the plywood to create three parallel lines of running left to right across the board when viewed from above.Place one 14 inch edge of each of the three 14 inch by 47 inch plywood sections onto the glue lines. Rest the four sections of plywood on the edges so it appears as an elongated E when viewing from above.
Line the opposite ends of the three 14 by 47 inch plywood sections with wood glue. Press the remaining 14 by 14 inch section onto the glued edges, lining up the center mark with the center wood section. Line the outer edges of the 14 by 14 inch wood with the two outer edges of the 14 by 47 inch wood sections. Allow wood glue to dry for 10 to 15 minutes before continuing.
Drive one 5 inch screw through the both corners of each glued joining edges. Drive two additional screws evenly spaced across the centering each glued edge. A total of 12 screws will be driven through each 14 by 14 inch plywood end section.