# How to build a shoe shelf

Building a shoe shelf can be quite the challenge. Especially if you were never taught how to do it in school. That’s why I’m so happy to hand you this guide that will walk you through step by step on how to build a shoe shelf in no time at all. Building a shoe shelf is not that hard – unless you are me. My first attempt ended in a disaster: the shelf was broken, one of my cats got hurt and I had to pay for a new carpet. But I didn’t give up. After reading some online articles and watching dozens of videos, I knew it was time to have another try. This time turned out better and I built a simple, but sturdy shoe shelf. In this post, I would like to share with you the process on how to build a shoe shelf in 6 simple steps and 20 photos. No, this is not the opening to an epic blog post on building shoe shelves. Would it help if I threw in a tip on hammer placement? Sure, but that’s not really relevant right now. All you really need to know (and can probably figure out) is that there are simple steps you can take to build a shoe shelf in your closet.

## How to build a shoe shelf

A shoe shelf is a practical and affordable way to store your shoes. It provides a simple and elegant solution, especially if you don’t have much room for other types of storage. You can make one yourself with just two sheets of plywood and some screws, nails or brackets. Step 1: Measure the Walls Measure the width and height of the walls where you want to put the shelves. Write down these measurements and write them on one side of each sheet of plywood. Use these numbers as guides when cutting each piece of plywood. Step 2: Cut the Plywood Pieces Cut one piece of plywood into two pieces that are equal in length to your wall measurements. Set this aside while you cut the remaining three pieces into four equal pieces that are half as long as your wall measurements. These shorter pieces will form the sides of each shelf unit. The shoe shelf is a great way to organize your shoes in the closet. It can be built out of wood or metal, and it can be free standing or hung on the wall. The shelf is easy to build, but you will need a few tools in order to make it happen. The good news is that most of these tools are common household items that you probably already own. You should also have some basic knowledge about how to use power tools in order to complete this project. If you don’t have any experience with these tools, then we recommend visiting your local hardware store or home improvement center and asking one of their staff members for assistance.

#### Here are the materials that you need in order to build a shoe shelf:

Wooden board (6 feet long) Hardware cloth (2 feet long) Screws (1 inch long) Hammer You can build a shoe shelf to hang in your closet, or you can build one that sits on the ground. The process is simple and only takes a few hours. With a few tools and some lumber, you can make this DIY shoe rack in no time at all. Materials: 5/4×6′ board 4 1/2″ wood screws Wood glue Saw, drill, sandpaper The materials you’ll need to build this shoe shelf are: 2x4s cut to length (for the vertical supports), 2x4s cut to width (for the shelf supports), wood screws, and wood glue. You can use any type of wood you like; I used cedar because it’s both cheap and easy to work with. If you want a more durable shoe shelf, consider using plywood instead. To make your life easier, make sure it’s a hardwood that’s rated for exterior use (like cedar or pine) so that water won’t warp it over time. Cut out all of your pieces with a circular saw (or jigsaw) and then sand them down until they’re smooth and free of splinters.