DIY GUMBOOT RACK
This is an easy winter weekend project.
To make the base, cut a 1.6m length of dressed 3” x 2” timber into 2 x 560mm lengths and 2 x 240mm lengths. Glue and screw (from below) the long lengths onto the shorter sides.
To make the boot supports, cut 4.5m of 20mm pine dowel into 6 x 450mm lengths and 6 x 300mm lengths. Round off one end of each piece with sandpaper or a grinding disc.
Mark each long side of the rack at 30mm, 130mm, 230mm, 330mm, 430mm and 530mm. At each point, use a 20mm spade bit to drill holes 30mm deep.
Undercoat the base of the rack and, when dry, apply a top coat of super gloss enamel (I used Resene ‘Possessed’).
Insert the dowels into the holes, twisting down until firmly lodged, then paint with test pots from the same colour chart. I used Resene ‘Tana’, ‘Raptor’, ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Flax’.