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Make Your Own Lazy Susan Shoe Rack

Make Your Own Lazy Susan Shoe Rack

If you’ve got an extensive collection of shoes forever crowding your front entrance and closets, you’ll love this easy DIY furniture project. A Lazy Susan shoe rack is extremely handy for organizing and displaying your shoes in one dependable location in your home.

Some home decoration sites suggest that you use plywood disks, which must be cut out of wooden sheet. This can be a challenge if you don’t have the proper tools and possibly suffer from a lack of carpentry skills. Our plans are based on these instructions, but instead of using plywood disks, we’ve added a few extra twists. For example, by upcycling readily available reclaimed wooden wire spools, using Lazy Susan bearings to accommodate the hole in the center of the spool rounds, and screwing specialty picture hangers in each divider, you’ll save time, space, and money.

First, you need to head on over to any decent hardware store to pick up the proper materials.

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Materials:

  • 20 or 24 pcs ½ inch plywood for shoe dividers. Size: 10 inch x 5 ½ inch
  • 5 pcs 1/2 inch plywood for boot dividers. Size: 20 inch x 5 1/2 inch
  • 5 wooden wire spools. Diameter: 28 inches
  • 2 pcs 1/2 inch plywood for base length. Size: 18 inch x 2 inch
  • 2 pcs 1/2 inch plywood for base width. Size: 17 inch x 2 inch
  • 4 or 5 Lazy Susan bearings with 4 screw holes
  • 40 3/4 inch nails
  • 12 picture hangers or regular hooks
  • Wood Glue
  • Paint
  • Protractor
  • Screw Driver
  • Adjustable Wrench

Disassemble the wire spools by undoing the connecting bolts with the adjustable wrench. Remove the wood slats and set them aside along with one spool round that you can use for later projects.

Cut all the divider boards. With the exception of the boot-sized dividers, you should be able to use one standard size three foot reclaimed pallet.

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Measure the gluing lines using the protractor. You should have one divider every 60 degrees (6 dividers per level). Pay special attention to the center or the dividers will be misaligned.

Glue the dividers in place with one nail to hold them in place until they dry.

Glue and nail the top spool round to the dividers.

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Repeat for the next 4 levels, or use boot dividers for one level if you’d prefer.

Glue and nail the rectangular base together. Glue and nail one more spool round on top.

Screw picture hangers or regular hooks in each shoe divider for sandals and shoes.

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Paint all of the pieces and allow them to dry.

Center Lazy Susan bearings on the base and between each level. Screw them in place. Assemble your levels and you’re ready to start filling up your DIY Lazy Susan with shoes!

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    Source: Remodeling Ideas

    Credits: http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/easy-diy-projects/diy-lazy-susan-shoe-storage/

    Featured photo credit: Lazy Susan shoe rack / Remodeling Ideas via remodelingideas.work

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    Last Updated on September 17, 2018

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    Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

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    Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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    2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

    Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

    3. It saves you money.

    Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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    4. It increases your immune system.

    Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

    5. It makes you face your fears head on.

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    Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

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    What are you waiting for? Start spending more time in the buff today and begin to change the way you think about your body.

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