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Are there any IKEA shoe organizers made of unfinished wood?

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None of IKEA's shoe organizers are made of unfinished wood, but the HEMNES shoe cabinet is made primarily of solid pine, which can be sanded and refinished according to the user's preferences or painted. The HEMNES unit is available in either a black-brown or a white finish.

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The HEMNES shoe cabinet features solid pine construction except for the drawer bottoms and inserts, which are made of fiberboard and polypropylene respectively. The HEMNES cabinet is coated with lacquer, which can be removed by sanding to reveal the pine beneath. A thinning solvent can be used to dissolve the lacquer finish for refinishing. Alternatively, the consumer can paint over the lacquer in the color of his or her choice.

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