Make a simple but elegant shoe rack from Ikea shelves. Shoes float out from the wall, and their own weight keeps them in the minimal looking rack.
I really like the J-Me metal shoe rack that works in the same way as this one, but I want a few of these and the J-Me ones cost 50 GBP each. Home made ones I've seen made with planks and shelf brackets all look a bit ugly, but using a few of these pre-shaped Ikea shelves is more aesthetically pleasing, uses fewer components, and costs about 8 GBP.
Stuff you will need:
Two Ikea Stripa shelves (About 4 pounds each)
Tools (not all shown)
SD card (or something of a similar width)
Pokey thing (Bradawl or thin screwdriver, for marking the wall through holes in the shelves)
NOTE: This is completely new, i built it hours before posting this instructable. For all i know, the toes of my shoes might warp after they've been in this for a long time. I take responsibility for my own shoes, but certainly not yours ;)
Step 1: Cut Shelf
Each rack is made out of two Stripa shelves: The bottom one is left intact, the top one is cut to about 2/3 its normal depth and mounted upside down above the first.
I did this very quickly and dirtily, and it turned out well.
Mark a line to cut on the top shelf. I found an old SD card was just the right width. Clamp it, then cut that mofo!
Don't throw away the offcut, you'll be using it for something in a bit. See notes on the images if you're new to woodworking and need more details.