DIY GUMBOOT RACK

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - LYNDA’S PROJECT -

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’.

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