How can I make a shoe rack for my coat closet that is like a pull out pantry?
I have a full coat closet, approx 3' wide, but I don't want to take up the entire thing with shoes. I have been looking at pull out pantries and thinking that I could attach side-sliding rails to one of the side walls of the closet and create a pull out shoe rack. Only thing is, I suspect that it would take up a fair amount of space (13" wide??) - is there a maximum angle I need to keep the rack (I am thinking ikea Komplement shoe rack) in order to keep the shoes on? As well, we don't want the shoes to touch the coats, so I need to put a divider up - do I need to have holes in the divider to ensure air circulation? How heavy duty should the slider be? Is there a better, more inventive solution that I have not seen or thought of? I am brand new to the world of DIY, so consider me a complete novice and please point out the smallest details!!