Looking for a quick and easy metalworking project?
Look no further.
This step-by-step guide will help you create a boot rack that is simple, inexpensive and sure to impress.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 12 Horseshoes (you can find these at your local hardware store)
- Steel Round Bar
- A Forney Welder
- A Safe Welding Environment
- Proper PPE (a fire-resistant welding jacket or apron and sleeves, welding gloves, safety glasses and a welding helmet are vital to protect yourself against dangerous arc flashes and sparks)
- Angle Grinder
- Grinding Wheel
- Flap Discs
Take 6 horseshoes and lay them side by side on a welding-safe surface.
PRO TIP: Use the end of your table or a long ruler to ensure the horseshoes are lined up nice and straight.
To make the two support edges, set the 6 welded horseshoes to the side and grab 3 additional horseshoes. Line up each horseshoe so that they are all touching at the base.
Repeat Step 3 using the final three horseshoes to create the other support edge.
Once everything is lined up appropriately, tack weld the support edge to the base.
Repeat Step 7 with the opposite support edge.
After your steel round bar is measured, cut it to size.
PRO TIP: Before welding on the support beam, use a pair of boots as a reference point. This will make sure the rack will comfortably fit your shoes!