In a room as small as mine, space is valuable and the shoe pile that I used to maintain in one corner of my room often became unmanageable as the shoes spread out across my room and enveloped what little floor space I had.
Not any more! With a combination of the Ikea floating shoe rack and some ideas of my own, I've created this free standing shoe rack/tower which stores my shoes in an attractive way without the need for cardboard boxes or shelves. WIN!
This design is easily expandable and the strength of the steel bars I've used to support the shoes means it could easily be extended to house 3 pairs of shoes side by side. It would also be easy to build one which extended up higher to accommodate more shoes than I have.
I've entered this into the Homemade Christmas competition as I think it'd be a great gift for any of the disorganised people in your life.
I hope you like it! Comment and rate please.
Step 1: Gather tools and materials
- screw driver
- tennon saw
- carpenters square
- some clamps
- drill with 3mm and 5mm bits
- a scrap of sandpaper
- 1 2100 x 70 x 18mm planed timber
- 3 1m lengths of 4mm threaded steel
- 6 1.25" x 8 screws
- 18 4mm nuts