5 DIY Boot and Shoe Racks for Small Entryways

  • 01 of 06

    Boot up Your Small Entryway With Shoe Storage

    Boot rack on wall

    How can you stop dirty winter footwear from tracking muck all over your home? You can keep your abode cleaner with one of these five DIY shoe racks. Each one carves out a convenient spot near your front door for boots and shoes.

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  • 02 of 06

    How to Make a Copper Shoe Rack

    Copper piping shoe rack

    This ingenious floating shoe rack will keep your winter footwear off the floor and neatly organized. You can find all the materials you'll need to DIY at most hardware stores.

    It will cost around $56 per shelf to make. Here's a breakdown of project materials:

    • Floor flanges: You'll need three for each shelf. Each one will cost around $6.
    • Copper adapters: Each shelf requires two. They cost around $7 each.
    • Copper elbows: These are usually pretty cheap. You'll need one per shelf, and they'll cost you less than $1 each.
    • Copper T-adaptor: Each shelf requires one. Expect to pay $8 each.
    • Copper pipe: Price depends on how wide and deep you want to make each shelf. Five-feet of pipe costs around $15.

    FYI, this project requires a pipe cutter. They usually cost around $20.

    Tip: You can significantly reduce your out of pocket costs by buying secondhand pipe and fittings.

    You'll find the tutorial on Fresh Crush.

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  • 03 of 06

    How to Make a Wall Boot Rack

    If you have basic woodworking skills, you can make this boot rack that's perfect for hanging wellies and mukluks.

    The wood needed to complete this project will cost around $20. Here's what you'll need:

    • Lumber for base: Roughly $5
    • Hardwood round dowel: 8-feet will set you back around $10

    The building plans are available for download on Ana White.

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  • 04 of 06

    How to Make a Rolling Shoe Rack

    If you're tired of that huge pile of shoes next to your front door, you'll love this DIY rolling shoe rack. It's big enough to keep your favorite winter footwear neatly stored and organized. The wheels also make it a cinch to move when needed.

    The wood and casters needed for this DIY will cost you around $42 if you stick to midrange materials. Here's a breakdown of what you'll need to buy:

    • A sheet of thick plywood. Size depends on the height of your footwear and how many shoes and boots you want to store. A 4-ft by 8-ft sheet costs around $30.
    • Hardwood round dowel. A 1" by 72" rod costs around $7.
    • Four casters. Expect to pay around $5 each.

    Here's the tutorial.

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  • 05 of 06

    How to Make a Campaign-Style Shoe Crate

    Rolling crate storage

    This stylish rolling shoe crate is insanely simple to make. 

    Your material costs will depend on where you shop. You can expect to spend $50 or less. Here's what you'll need:

    • A wood crate, the sturdier, the better. You can find them at IKEA and Home Depot for around $10.
    • Campaign-inspired hardware. You can find vintage styled sets at most home improvement superstores for less than $20.
    • Four casters. Midrange ones cost around $5 each.
    • Paint and a weatherproof sealer. Both will total around $20.

    You can learn how to assemble it all here.

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  • 06 of 06

    How to Make a Rolling Boot Tray

    DIY rolling boot cart entryway
    Magnolia Homes

    This rolling boot tray creates a tiny spot to store a couple of wet wellies or snow boots. While it's small in size, its chunky hardware makes a huge stylish statement.  

    You'll be able to find hardware that captures that vintage industrial look at most home improvement superstores. Expect to pay $50 or less for project materials. Here's what you'll need:

    • An old dresser drawer. 
    • Four cast iron casters. The typically cost $5 each.
    • Two galvanized steel flanges. Expect to pay around $7 per.
    • Two galvanized steel elbows. These usually cost less than $2 each.
    • Galvanized steel pipe. A small piece for the handle will cost less than $2.
    • Wood stain and a weatherproof sealer. Both should total around $10.

    You'll find all the project details here.