So basically there were no way for me to store my shoes in the living room, so since I am still on "Pallet Mania" I decided to make a stand out of pallets, so here it is.
To be honest with you someone else has come up with this idea, I just took it and adapted it to my needs.
Step 1: Pallet Wood
Materials and tools needed:
- pallet wood
- wood screws
- sander with 60 and 150 grit paper
- wood stain (Tung Oil)
The fist thing I did was to find and break apart wood pallets I got from a local store for FREE.
Then instead of trying to get all the screws out I just got what I could and the rest hammered down.
For this project I will be making a smaller size pallet, just to fit into my allotted space.
Step 2: Cutting
Next I measured a space where I want that shoe stand to go and saw that it should be no more than 21 inches wide and 30 inches tall. So I cut my wood 20.5x28 inches
Step 3: Sanding Everything!
Now I put my new sander to the test and made sure to sand down all of the wood. I paid special attention to corners and rounded them off, because I was afraid that those sharp edges can cut into my shoes as I put them in and take them out of this rack.
So after all edges are rounded I went on to lay it out and see how everything should look like when it's done
Step 4: Putting It All Together
I was not sure how much space to give myself between the boards, because my shoes are all different size, but one thing was for sure, I needed to have the top and bottom boards attached.
Then I decided that, on the bottom I will leave bigger spaces for my winter shoes and work boots, but on the top I will have smaller spaces for my running shoes and my wife's shoes.
Another thing is, I put two screws on each side of the bottom and top boards, but only one screw for every board in between. I figures, shoes don't need so much reinforcement. One screw should be enough, plus I didn't want to waste any materials.
Step 5: Time for Stain
For stain I used Tung Oil I have laying around, and it really brought up the depth of the wood, plus puts on a protective finish for when my shoes will be wet from rain or snow.
After two coats of oil, I took a rag and wiped all the excess oil and buffed it to make it shine a little.
I think it turned out pretty good.
Step 6: All Done
Here is the final product, I think it looks good. Saves me some space and became one more part of my "Pallet Mania" that I went on this past couple of weeks.
Anyway, I hope you liked my little project and stay in touch for more Instractables.