Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks.
This simple storage rack can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals and keeps everything nice, neat and out of the way.
Without constant vigilance, shoes tend to pile up into a mess next to entry doors.
Untangle the mess with a simple, attractive shoe ladder that keeps everything from boots to slippers organised and off the floor.
Cut and drill the dowel supports (Step1), then screw them to 1x4s (Step 2).
Cut the 1x4s to fit your shoes and the available space - an average pair of adult shoes is 10 in. wide.
Nail or glue the dowels into the dowel supports, leaving 5cm (or more) extending beyond the supports at the end to hang sandals or slippers.
Apply finish before you mount the shoe ladder to the wall.
Screw the shoe ladder to studs or use heavy-duty toggle-bolt style anchors to hold it in place.
Clamp the 1x3 support to a piece of scrap wood as you drill the holes to prevent the wood from splintering.