Floating Shoe Rack





Introduction: Floating Shoe Rack

I needed a shoe rack for my closet so I decided to build my own. The j-me floating shoe rack was my inspiration.

Step 1: Materials Required

Materials required

Step 2: Bending


Step 3: End Caps

End caps

Step 4: Mounting


Step 5: Finished Product

Finished Product



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    27 Discussions

    i like this, the only hick up i see is that if you stack them the residue/ice/water/etc.. with fill the shoe's below, anyone got a suggestion?

    I really like this project and I would like to make one along the back of my closet just below the pants. I'm tired of double stacking my shoes on the floor.

    It would reach a problem when you have those weird fancy very point italian shoes that i have, and maybe those open toe high heel's. But then again I keep my fancy shoes in a box after I polish and clean it , and the ladies that want a shoe rack for their shoes like them in nice cuby holes Have it fused and used with a shoe rack that is like a coat rack on the wall, and that would solve the problem of storing the shoe, but then yould have the bottom of the shoe facing you... If youve read this far, forget the blabber above and Thanks! i like your Idea and the of using wire shelving, And itd be awesome to put a metal plating or some attachment to label which shoe's goe where, or to direc guests.

    Just made 2 of these today with leftover junk from a house we moved into. It was perfect! Thanks for posting this.

    Thank you. This will be great to use for the coming winter boot brigade in my house.

    Great, easy and elegant idea!

    I love the light brown shoes (what brand? do you think I can get it here is Israel?)

    Lola and her best friend are fabulous!!!

    Thank you

    I was just interested to know if this floating shoe rack would work with multiple size 13 shoes on one rack. Other than that this is a great up-cycle project that has great second life use for the materials used !

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    I'm sure it would work fine. This stuff is much tougher than it looks. It was extremely difficult to bend by hand. It took two of us to bend it into the "J" shape. Buy the heavy gauge stuff and you should be fine even with heavy footwear.


    I treated it like you were stretching welded/wire fencing!
    Had two scrape board ; one with a bull nose edge for the bend, the 2nd plank was wider and longer than the first only an inch.  You could clamp or use screws which I did to sandwich the shoe rest between the scrap wood.  This allowed to me bend against the board holding the toe part on the floor .  _ //.  I could put screws between the wires and the bull nose soften and evenly bent the wire.
    I could flip it and bend against the shoe rest for the angle I wanted.

    This is a great instructable. Now my shoes will be organized in my garage. Thanks great detail

    Fantastic idea!! Simple , inexpensive and practical. Great shot of the pooches!

    I like the concept; though as someone else said, the intro picture is very deceptive. I think your dog (that is a dog, right?) ran into a wall or something... its got no nose and its eyes are about to pop out of its head! LOL, j/k (not really)

    As much as I like the final result, the intro picture is pretty misleading.

    Hey I love this idea for a shoe rack, I had difficulty at first with the bending as my pregnant wife couldn't help too much (but that's ok), what I ended up doing was taking a 2 x 10 and 1 x 3 strapping and screwing the rack to the edge of the 2x10 and the 1x3 was perfect as you need to be 3 inches from the end. A little heaving up on it ripped it past the 90degree mark and close to the recommended 110. Great idea and I love it on my wall...

    Nice! I bet the ClosetMaid folks are going... Duh!, why didn't we think of that. Hmmm, 3 guys bending, 1 guy for center weight support, 1 supervisor.... did you figure your beer costs into the total for construction?

    Dude, any guy that is married, or has let his girlfriend take over his closet, knows taht shoe space is a must. THANKYOU. You have just freed up half my (our) closet.

    Sorry i dont speak inglish! Мне очень понравилось, очень удобная подставка.

    Nice Idea! I have found that by using a couple drywall, or deck screws you do not need the assistant on the workbench. Just drive some screws though the 3/4 Ply, between the shelf material into the workbench. Once again, Great instructable.