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


ferry+sutandi made it!(author)2015-01-05

Never thought of this before. Great idea and inspiring

rnorton2 made it!(author)2015-01-05

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?

onemoroni1 made it!(author)2015-01-04

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.

OruKun made it!(author)2012-06-11

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.

Yammoth made it!(author)2012-04-23

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

lsepulveda1 made it!(author)2011-09-15

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

amirbn made it!(author)2011-04-03

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

paintphone made it!(author)2011-02-07

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 !

pharmer1 made it!(author)2011-02-07

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.


tbonetbonehotmailcom made it!(author)2010-10-31

Ours will go just above the base board heater for the nordic ski boots!! Awesome work.

dwek made it!(author)2010-01-03

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.

mracevedp made it!(author)2009-09-20

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

bubblebreath made it!(author)2009-09-06

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

karossii made it!(author)2009-06-09

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)

Damage%2C+Inc. made it!(author)2009-06-08

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

author made it!(author)2009-06-08

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...

ceknight made it!(author)2009-04-02

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?

freakshow17 made it!(author)2009-02-14

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.

Rajabbek made it!(author)2009-02-12

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

Robotic_mage made it!(author)2007-07-01

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.

underwhelmed made it!(author)2008-12-28

Just a thought, if you had clamped the shorter part to be bent and used the rest of the shelf to bend it, the increased leverage might have helped you.

berserk made it!(author)2008-03-02

Don't your toes get pretty scuffed with this?

pharmer1 made it!(author)2008-03-02

Not really, the wire shelf is coated with plastic. Plus, the majority of the weight is supported by the the bottom of the shoe rack and the sole of the shoe. I suppose if you created a smaller version which does not provide much support for the sole of the shoe, it may crunch the toes of your shoes.

gillybo made it!(author)2008-03-02

awsome idea i have lots of shoes and i like what you done. i may use your idea. cheers.

capricorn made it!(author)2007-07-02

THAT is exactly What I needed..... Now, where do i place that?

latobada made it!(author)2007-07-01

It first appeared on Not Martha almost 3 weeks ago, and has been featured on the make website, and on lifehacker today

I like your version because it is faster to make, although Not Martha's version is dark and angular...

pharmer1 made it!(author)2007-06-30

My very first instructable. Enjoy :)

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