Introduction: Simple Shoe Rack Free From Techshop Scaps
Here is a simple way to make a shoe rack. I made this one at Techshop using all scrap wood. Total Cost = Time + Some finishing nails.
My final design has a back board to protect the wall from shoe marks and direct, but you could mount these directly to the wall if you choose.
Step 1: Step One Grab Some Wood and Mark It
Grab some wood, measure it, and mark it.
I found some scrap wood that was 7" tall and ???" long, (There just so happened to be a lot of 7" tall pieces of wood laying around.
I then measured in 2" and marked up 22.5 Degrees.
I then marked the rest of the wood 6 more times accordingly, or you can make your first cut and use that piece as a template for the rest.
Step 2: Saw Cut Saw
Position the saw to make your first angled cut. @ 22.5 Degrees.
Once you make the first cut you can stack them and make multiple layered cuts at the same time.
Center the Saw back to Zero for Straight lines and back to 22.5 if needed.
Step 3: Got Wood?
Got some wood now right? They all don't have to be perfect but they should be similar in pairs based on stacking and cutting two a time.
Lay out the angled pieces on your back board.
The backboard I grabbed was 17 & 1/4 inches and the angled pieces are 3/4 of an inch thick, so I ended up cutting my longer pieces to 15 & 3/4 inches.
I found more scrap wood that was 3" tall by ???" long. So I cut 3x 15 & 3/4 inch pieces.
If you want to add a base to each holder for smaller items, sandels, magazines, etc. then cut some 2" pieces into 15 & 3/4" as well.
Step 4: The Hard Part
If you got a nail gun you got it made. I just hammered in finishing nails, to keep everything together.
Line up each of the sites, hammer in the supports, and finish by screwing in the holders from the back with wood screws. (Use a drill bit to create pilot holes). Quickgrips recommended for assistance.
Yay they are done, just mount to your wall at home or leave on the floor, this piece is self standing.
Hope that helps leave questions or comments below.
8 years ago on Introduction
I really wanted a rack for next to the front door, but there wasn't a great deal of space. I looked all over and this best looking simplest sollution. I was quite pleased with the result. Thanks for the idea!
Reply 8 years ago on Introduction
Thanks. I think yours looks way better.