Intro: Shoe Rack in a Crate, 5 Minutes
Ok, I don't really have much shoes, but I have a tiny flat. Thats why my 2 pairs + sandals were making to much folks = I decided to put some order. So I decided to make a shoe rack, with a fruit box, or crate, which contents were just eaten ;)
Step 1: Implements
The implements of construction are quite simple:
- A crate = wooden fruit or vegetables box, get on in the market.
- Long nails (I used 6, 3 per side)
- A hammer
- Shoes to pack
Step 2: How It Looks Empty
So, just hammer the nails trough the wooden latches, from outside into inside. Consider a certain angle upwards, I used kind of 20-30 degrees, so the shoes don't glide off.
Maybe use a counterpressure on the other side of the latch.
If you have a drill at hand, you can use it to avoid the thin wood to split because of the nail. I actually did that, with a bit slightly less than the nail diameter, so they fit tight.
Step 3: And Full
I hung the shoes in pairs, in parallel. Frontmost the sandals. And there was place for the slippers underneath ;)
By the way: of course it is recomendable to protect your shoes from the sharp nail point. You can use a grinder to file it, or, with less effort: a top of a glue like Uhu, or isolating tape, masking tape, etc.
Step 4: And the Extra Bonus Track: a Bedside Table
I love wooden crates.... quite handy they are.
Made also a wardrobe with them, just with plastic lead seals, and gonna make a kitchen drawer with them.
From the first one, the made, I took the pictures to publish it here, gonna make it :)
Hope this was useful for somebody.