18 Feb. 2007|
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A fabulous way to get your shoes and other small sundry items organized, the Sarah Shoe Storage piece is both stylish and practical! Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials!
A few years back I made a shoe rack for the tiny corner by our back door which is the only place to put shoes when we enter the house. Our original rack was installed using a series of L-brackets and when we were putting it up we realized that if we’d mounted the shelves on a backing instead of the wall itself we would have to drill a whole lot fewer holes into the wall.
I determined that upper and lower shelves that are 2 inches apart are good for all of our shoes. I wore a dust mask and safety goggles while I was building this because wood dust did fly everywhere and I like my lungs and eyes.
There isn’t enough room to fit a regular rack and the space is tight enough that I wanted to avoid having anything hard that I (because I am clumsy) could bang my shin on as I am reaching for my coat or hurrying to shut off the house alarm.
So, with the shoe situation only getting worse I decided to make a version that would hold six pairs of shoes instead of four and this time make it with a backing. This means we can neatly (or some approximation thereof) store eight pairs of shoes in a compact space and if I do bump into anything it will only knock a shoe off the rack and cause no pain. This compact she rack remains a better solution for our tight corner than anything we could buy in a store. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. At the time I took some inspiration from a designer rack (that was tragically built too long to fit into our space) and set up a series of short shelves that the toes of the shoes perch on. I can report (or, really, brag) that I build and installed this all by myself because my loyal manservant had supposedly important things to do. This is what I envisioned, but I couldn’t figure out exactly how it needed to be built. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques.
We’ve used it for the last, wow, five years but of course it very quickly went from the spot to hold four pairs of shoes to the spot where we unceremoniously dump about ten pairs.
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