Make a Shoe Rack with Modern Style
Here's how to make a trendy, modern ladder shelf for your entry with just $35 worth of supplies and only two tools! This shelf makes a great shoe rack. All measurements listed below could be customized to fit your space, but this is a great starting place.
Build a Shoe Rack: Collect Your Materials
- (1) 10'x 10' shelf board
- (4) 42' deck baluster (railing) boards
- (2) 1'x 42' dowel rods
- (2) Gate Hinges
- (12) 2.5' Wood Screws
Watch For Miters
When shopping, try to find baluster boards that have one end already mitered at a 45-degree angle. This will make it easier to balance the ladders on the level ground in your home. Are you a measuring novice? Learn how the pros use tape measure here.
Cut Your Parts
Measure and cut six, 11-in. long pieces of the 1-in. round dowel. These will become your ladder rungs.
Want to work more with dowels? Learn how to build shelves from dowels here.
Pre-Drill to Avoid Splits
Prep for Assembly
Get your screws ready by drilling them all the way through the railing board so just a tiny tip sticks out the other side. You'll use this tip to line it up with your dowel holes.