Introduction: Iron Pipe Shoe Rack
First project at the new house completed!
Step 1: Empty Space!
Lot's of open space under the staircase?
Time to get busy!
Step 2: Dimensions & Layout
The first step was to measure the closet space: each wall length and angles.
Next I found it helpful to outline a layout with masking tape to help visualize the final product.
All connectors/pipes/flanges are available @ Lowe's. Black iron pieces are cheaper than galvanized ones, but you will need to clean them of oil to prep for paint (household vinegar works well).
Step 4: Spray Paint Time!
2 coats for each part was plenty.
Step 5: I Can't Control My OCD
Sort of like lego pieces, no?
Step 6: Shelves
Pre-cut, 1x8x8 pine.
Sanded to get rid of any imperfections.
2 coats of wood stain, brushed on.
2 coats of satin top coat, sprayed on.
Step 7: Assembly & Installation
Yep, everything fits.
Step 8: Done and Done
Shoes live here...