Have you ever had the problem of not having enough space for all your shoes? Well, fret not because this hanger will remedy this dilemma. I designed this hanger to accomplish two primary goals: to minimize the space used to store your shoes, and make it cheap and easy to make. As you can tell, I drew heavy inspiration from a normal coat hanger and modified it so that it could efficiently hold your shoes. Granted it isn't the most sophisticated or prettiest looking design, it works extraordinarily well.
The Materials you'll need:
8 1” Wood screws
5 1.5” Wood screws
Spare Wood, enough to be able to cut into one 16”x 2” x .75”, two 8.5” x 1.5” x .75”, and eight 1.75” x 1” x .75” pieces (I used West White Pine but you can use any other sturdy wood)
#8 Screw Hook
Tools you'll need:
Drill, Drill Bit, and Driver
Screwdriver (For the more delicate and smaller pieces)
A Tape Measurer
Step 1: Cutting Out the Base and Pegs
To make the base of the hanger, you'll need to cut out a piece of wood, 16”x 2” x .75”. Then you'll want to make 8 rectangles (1.75" x 1") on another large piece of wood. These will be the pegs for the hanger. Then on the longer edge of the rectangles, mark .577” from the right side, and draw a line from the top right corner through the point. Then cut all of those pieces out.
Step 2: Cutting Out the Side Pieces
In order to make the side pieces, you'll need to mark two rectangles (8.5" x 1.5") on another piece of wood to cut out. Then mark 4.11" from the upper left corner and draw a line connecting that point to the bottom left corner. Then mark .55" from the upper right corner and draw another line connecting this point to the bottom right corner. Once you've marked it, cut them out.
Step 3: Assembling the Complete Base
Now that all the pieces are cut out, it's time to assemble them together. Now, lay the base so it's 2" tall and then place 4 pegs on top of it. The outer pegs should be 2 inches from the edge of the base and each peg should be 3 inches away from its neighboring pegs. Then trace where the pegs and the base are mated. After that, screw the pegs onto the base. I screwed about little less than half an inch from bottom the peg. When screwing be sure to angle the screw such that it goes through both the peg and base, and be careful if your wood isn't the strongest as this step could cause a peg to break.
Once you do one side, do the same for the other
Step 4: Attaching the Sides
Now that the base is completely finished, it's now time to screw the side pieces onto the base. First align the two pieces so that their faces are mated with each other and with the top of the base. Then on one of the sides, using two of the 1.5" woods screws, screw it in about 1.5 inches away from the edge and one inch apart. After that, us another 1.5" screw to screw it again, but this time screwing it 1.5" away from the second screw.
Step 5: Screwing the Hook
On the same side you screwed the three screws, drill a hole that partially through the top of the piece. This hole should be just about the same or slightly smaller girth as the screw on your hook. Once that's done, simply screw on the hook.
Step 6: Screwing on the Other Side
After the hook is secured, screw on the other side except this time only using two 1.5" screws.
Step 7: You're Done!
You're now done! If you want to improve the pegs (make them smoother, you could either sand it or just cover it with duct tape which will both make the pegs nicer looking and feel better. Besides that, if you're in need of a hook to mount to your wall, I'd recommend a "Command Damage Free Hook" because they're pretty cheap and won't damage your walls and looks aesthetically pleasing. Thank you for reading I hope this instructable has been helpful for you in solving your shoe storage situation!