Instructables: exploring - living - organizing - rack Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:06:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Shelving Unit
DIY Shelving Unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> ernstp In this instructable I show you how you can build a heavy duty rack with 2x4s, particle boards and wooden dowels. All you need is a saw, a cordless drill and some clamps. But you can speed up the process a lot if you have some power tools available. Cut everything to size The rack is made from 25...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:22:45 PDT
Shoe Rack for Small Spaces
Shoe Rack for Small Spaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mar HK I have a small entryway, and a rabbit. The end result is that, while shoes need to be up off the floor, none of the wall-mounted or enclosed racks that I could find would actually fit winter boots and allow the door to open.Enter: Wall mounted file folder slots for your shoes!I've been using this re...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:00:50 PST
Cool Coat Racks dr_peru When you enter a home, one of the first things you will see is the coat rack. Since first impressions are important, its look, style and functionality is not without significance. Also it is the piece of furniture that aids the transition between the insde and the outside of your home. It is the pl...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:27:51 PST
Storage Shelf
Storage Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> tlp801 I found some parts for a metal storage shelf at a local surplus warehouse and figured this would be a perfect project. I've seen similar shelving sold at Costco for around $150 - 200. But this costed much less!! Cost: Metal Shelf $20Plywood $10 x 2Total: $40Time to Complete ...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:54:55 PST
Dorm Room Hat Rack
Dorm Room Hat Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> hmattke As a freshman, I get to pay my dues in an oh so spacious dorm. With space at a premium, I looked for ways to clear up the clutter. I decided to utilize my lofted bed to get all my hats up and out of the way. It's cheap, simple, and it only took about 5 minutes. Here's how you can do it too! Grab M...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 23:56:52 PDT
Use a Built in Shoe Rack for Flat Bottomed Shoes
Use a Built in Shoe Rack for Flat Bottomed Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> schrobru When I moved into my new apartment, I was excited because it had built in shoe racks. That was until I realized that most of my shoes don't have defined heels and will not stay in the rack. I ended up putting my shoes on the rack sideways which was definitely not an ideal situation. I decided to put...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:15:20 PDT
No Closet Storage Solution
No Closet Storage Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell Living in cities can often mean having to make do with spaces that are not optimal for their purpose - i.e.: a "bedroom" (read: study or large walk in closet) with no closet. My no closet storage solution has a tiny footprint and offers you a good looking way to keep your clothes organized in a spat...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:52:31 PDT
How to build a custom rifle rack
How to build a custom rifle rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> uthornsfan I needed to create a custom sized rifle rack to fit into a cabinet that was not being utilized. You can use this design for most any application with enough depth to accomodate the rifles. I made this using the tools and facilities at TechShop Austin-Round Rock Dimensions and ...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:49:59 PST
Tie/Belt Hanger
Tie/Belt Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> EngrDanny For years my ties and belts have been a mess in the closet. Looping ties over cloths hangers makes it difficult to keep things organized and my belt just land wherever. Looking online and in stores, I wasn't able to find a rack or organizer I really like. Enter the Instructable. Selecting The Rig...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:26:21 PST
Easy Pot Rack
Easy Pot Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftclarity After an eternity of dealing with a closet with a big mess of pots & pans, I decided it was time to solve that problem once and for all. Being, in the tradition of my favorite kinetic sculptor, Jean Tinguely, a bricoleur, the plan was to use objects I found around the house to make something useful....
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:42:07 PST
Shape changing Tangram Organizer with secret compartment
Shape changing Tangram Organizer with secret compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> m bedi Inspiration for the storage cum decoration organizer has been taken from the Chinese puzzle, Tangram made of seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square, and five triangles) that can be arranged to match particular designs. The Tangram (Chinese game meaning "seven boards of skill") is a dissection ...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:10:08 PST
Simple overhead fishing rod rack ilpug Not much to say here. I had a lot of fishing rods that were getting in my way, so I decided to store them overhead.  I cut four pieces of 3 foot long, 1.5x3/4 inch wood, and four 2 inch sections of 1 1.5 inch diameter dowel. Screwed it all together, used a stud finder to locate the ceiling joists, ...
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Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:13:33 PDT
10 Minutes, $10 and 1 Tool DIY Nail Polish Rack The Steph Show I had looked around for a nail polish rack but couldn't find anything online for less than $60 + shipping so I decided to make my own. I knew the whole wooden nail polish racks that required hammering nails and measuring wasn't for me so I figured out a way to create a professional looking rack in l...
By: The Steph Show

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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:31:47 PDT
Outlet peg (coat hanger)
Outlet peg (coat hanger) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer One of the kids had a great idea for a peg to hang his clothes. He wanted to make it out of an old plug. So we browsed around in my workshop and came up with this easy project. You will need You will need: Materials Double European outlet 2 plugs 2 big nails some heat shrink tub...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:04:36 PDT
Bow and Arrow Rack noordvyk My 2 daughters and I are sport archers.   Storing the recurve bows (and associated arrows) properly yet compactly was a challenge, and I was unable to find a satisfactory ready-made solution commercially.   Optimally you want to hang the bow unstrung sitting horizontally on two level wall pegs and h...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 01:17:49 PDT
The Shoe Keeper AKA Shoe Organizer /Clutter Reducer
The Shoe Keeper AKA Shoe Organizer /Clutter Reducer - More DIY How To Projects]]> eu4euh The necessity for this was an abundance of loose shoes. The previous model decayed from humidity and mold. The inception was seeing other storage furniture with similar designs. Parts & Assembly Used a sheet of 4'x8' finished plywood. Used a table saw to cut the verts and horizontal pieces. ...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:29:55 PDT
Easy DVD-wall
Easy DVD-wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer This project started with an ugly wall in my hall. I was thinking about an easy way to take this eye-sore out of sight. The solution was also a good way to store my growing dvd-collection: The DVD-wall! You will need Materials: Some aluminum Z-profiles Some screws Tools: Metal sa...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:29:23 PDT
Free Magazine and File Organizer Jason Bedard If like many Makers you have magazines and papers laying about then this simple idea may be for you. All that you need is an empty envelope box, a few common stationary items, and five minutes. This is a fairly simple idea so the included photo's will provide most of the detail, but I know you can ...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:35:57 PDT
How to make an acrylic sunglass rack using a laser cutter
How to make an acrylic sunglass rack using a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> kroymander These are instructions for how to make an acrylic sunglass rack using a laser cutter.  I used a laser cutter at the TechShop in Menlo Park, CA.  Check out their website,, if you're interested.  TechShop is a membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools ...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:32:55 PDT
Antler Coat Hanger
Antler Coat Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProRock In one of my field and stream magazines I came across the instructions on how to make one of these. I thought that it would add a little outdoors to my room and give me a nice place to hang up my coats. First you will want to find an antler shed. I stuck with one that was a little smaller and w...
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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:37:48 PDT
How to make a wall-mounted magazine rack using a laser cutter.
How to make a wall-mounted magazine rack using a laser cutter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> kroymander These are instructions for making a simple seven-slotted magazine rack using a laser cutter and some glue.  You will need access to a laser cutter (I used TechShop's), approximately 4' x 4' of 1/4" thick material and some appropriate adhesive for your material.  The design can be easily modified to ...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:49:19 PDT
Quick and easy, yet funky key rack Shepy Took apart an unneeded BT Home Hub 3, as a nosy geek is wont to do. Was pleased to find that the RJ45 ports were mounted straight up from the board, instead of the usual 90° to stick out the back. Screw the whole board to the wall, jam both ends of an unstripped CAT5 into a RJ45 plug, crimp and you ...
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:42:43 PST
Mitten Rack
Mitten Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> lifeisformakingthings Parents know there's nothing so crazy-making as a morning scramble for winter clothes.  Kids seem to leave mittens and gloves everywhere they go.  When you have ten minutes to get out the door, their gloves are always at the bottom of a backpack or at a friend's house.  Or worse -- you find three gl...
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Fri, 2 Mar 2012 18:08:37 PST
Magnetic Spice Rack calischs InstructablesTV makes a Magnetic Spice Rack after reading this instructable.
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Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:05:51 PST
Space Saving Tie Rack
Space Saving Tie Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> tpasqualucci I had one of those metal tie racks that hang from a clothing bar and for me, it just wasn't cutting it.  The ties were hard to take off and I had to move a bunch of them to see the ties underneath.  I was also running out of tie space.  So I decided to make a tie rack that would not only give me mor...
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Thu, 19 Aug 2010 19:04:42 PDT
Simple Wire Pan Lid Holsters
Simple Wire Pan Lid Holsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu Inspired by Trebuchet's  excellent pan lid organiser Instructable, I cannot imagine how it could be done more easily, cheaply and quickly than this take on his idea. I must first appologise for the state of my pan cupboard. My only excuse that I am was a student. And with the excitement of my brai...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:48:20 PDT
CD CD rack
CD CD rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> ondroo I was doing little sliming process  with my CD collection and so lot of CD boxes has left unused. There wasn't place in bin for tham so I use tham to store another CDs. What you'll need... o 1 glue for plastic o many of CD boxes  Sticking part Just take 5 CD boxes and stick them together. ...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:57:01 PDT
Cardboard cd rack
Cardboard cd rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> pizzadude223 This instructable will show you how to make a cd rack that whenever you get a new cd you can just build a new level and stick it in and you have more room for another cd. A fairly quick and easy project to make unless you have a ton of cds then I would put all from one artist on each shelf. If you w...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:27:46 PDT
Turn Any Door into a Shoe Rack
Turn Any Door into a Shoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gabey_Chow This instructable is basically improvising/replacing those traditional, pricy shoe racks that hang on the door. I would say that ALMOST ALL people(80%) have the tools and materials needed for this project lying around their house. I'll save the long story of birth of my idea, unless you're curious...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:55:07 PDT
Free-standing clothing rack
Free-standing clothing rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> A. Square This is very simple, both in concept and in execution, but it turned out great and I couldn't find anything quite like it here, so I figured I'd share.My wife and I recently moved into a typical downtown apartment: great location, not very much space. The apartment only has one tiny closet, and we j...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2009 17:33:48 PDT
Spare-part Tie Rail (type thing)
Spare-part Tie Rail (type thing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ti112 You probably have a broken pair pair of headphones lying around (earbud type). iPod ones are very weak. It is also likely you have a tie or two but no proper place to keep them neatly. Well all you need are the headphones and 2 nails Materials and tools You will need: Broken pair pair of headphon...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:24:04 PST
Solenoid Wine Rack
Solenoid Wine Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> polkapaul This is how I made a wine rack that uses solenoids to strike the wine bottles. In addition, this project also incorporated LEDs, switches and pressure sensors all with the aid of the Arduino Diecimila, the Et-DOUCT8 optoisolator, and Max/MSP. Make a wine rack The wine rack is 31 1/4" tall, 24 3/...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2008 11:41:51 PST
Bamboo Tie Rack !
Bamboo Tie Rack ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> =SMART= In a few days i will be starting college (im 16) and i had to buy suits and ties, having worn school uniform for the whole of my school life i don't have anywhere to keep my ties.The tie racks in the shops didn't look very good/functional so i whirred up the creative department and i came up with th...

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Tue, 2 Sep 2008 14:01:03 PDT
DIY cord rack
DIY cord rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> conceptualstratagem This cord rack is for those who cant mount anything directly to their wall.The method I devised still uses a backing (such as a wall) for support, but wont affect the surface behind it. You don't need to spend any money for materials to make this, it can be made completely out of scrap. This was bu...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2008 15:59:03 PDT
Floating Shoe Rack
Floating Shoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> pharmer1 I needed a shoe rack for my closet so I decided to build my own. The j-me floating shoe rack was my inspiration. Materials required Materials required Bending Bending End caps End caps Mounting Mounting Finished Product Finished Product
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 21:04:19 PDT