Learn how to make a DIY Shoe Rack from Scrap Wood in this simple tutorial!
If you’re looking for a simple storage solution for shoes for your busy family, you have come to the right place!
DIY Shoe Rack from Scrap Wood
Why am I showing you a shoe rack? This is a Big Daddy DIY craft project!
I have neglected to photograph other projects he’s done since I started blogging. It just didn’t occur to me until after he put the water fountain in the backyard, and after he made the coat/backpack rack (shown below).
I’m a quick thinker like that! But, this time, yes, this time I grabbed my camera before he finished the statement, “I’m thinking about making…..”
Supplies for This Scrap Wood Project
I started with a machine shipping box that we found near our home. It came from an old machine manufacturing warehouse in Chicago.
- 6-inch scrap pine bead boards – I picked through and found undamaged boards.
- Dishing Washing Liquid
- Scrub Brush – I used Dawn detergent and a brush to clean the grime off the box.
The scrap boards were scrap pieces from a friends’ building project. The box was exactly 12 inches wide (inside to inside).
I cut the bead board length to fit tightly in the box, from side to side.
The coat rack/backpack project mentioned earlier is shown below. It is another reclaimed project using the scrap bead boards and old doorknobs.
It provides a place for coats and backpacks to “hang around” Ha Ha.
I had great help from the boys and Summer.
I wish this was in video so you could hear them grumble, complain, and argue with each other every step of the way!
Get the littles to help!
Lincoln wiping the dust and grime out.
And, Ryder did not want to miss out on the photo op, so he did a little ‘cleaning’.
I pre-fit the cut shelves before nailing them to the sides of the box. The scrap wood pieces fit together perfectly to make a rigid shelf.
I really needed a miter saw, but had to get by with a circular saw. I used a handheld saw to clean up my cut.
All weekend DIYers must have a set of plans, right? Well, here are mine, on the back of an envelope, that I sketched out during breakfast.
Finishing My Scrap Wood Shoe Rack
It all comes together!
I concluded from shoe racks at the home store, that you need about six inches for each pair of shoes. I divided the length of my box by six to determine that I could get 7 shelves in my box.
The boys were great at helping me stain the shelves before permanently attaching them inside the box. I used a walnut stain with polyurethane already mixed in. I found it closely matched the existing patina of the wood box.
Use a pneumatic nailer with small nails to attach the shelves at 6″ intervals.
Oh yea, it is really coming together, this is exactly what I envisioned over breakfast.
Yippee! Organized shoes! Now if we can just get the boys to put their shoes in here!
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