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DIY Shoe Racks from 5 Pieces of Wood

Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Materials: Wood, paint, screws, drill

During our recent closet makeover I realized we needed some shoe storage that could hold lots of shoes but not take up too much space. I found a few pictures on Pinterest I really liked and tweaked the design a bit to fit our space. It only takes 5 pieces of wood and some screws, it's super easy!

Step 1: The wood!

You only need 5 pieces of wood for this! The sizing will depend on how big you want your shoe rack to be. For this one I used two pieces that were 37 inches long, one that was 39 inches long and two that were 8 inches long.

Step 2: Attach the sides

Next you'll screw the two small 8 inch pieces onto the ends of one of the 37 inch pieces.

Step 3: Attach the back

Screw the other 37 inch piece to the two sides.

Step 4: Attach the front bit!

Now you'll screw the 39 inch piece onto the front. I positioned it about 3 inches from the bottom.

And that's literally it! I used D-rings to hang them onto my walls, but any type of hanger will work with these. Or you could screw them right into the wall! These are super easy and SO nice to keep your shoes off the floor and at least somewhat organized.

Here's the finished product!

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Erin Eugenia Durbin Craig
Erin Eugenia Durbin Craig
Jan 15, 2023

This is amazing. Thanks for easy steps and great design. Can’t wait to finish mine


Eileen Akers
Eileen Akers
Sep 02, 2022

How many inches did you leave between the back and the front where the shoes

fit in?


P K Gambhir
P K Gambhir
Jun 24, 2022

Very useful, simple, lovely one.

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