Skip to content Skip to footer

How to make a shoe rack

Get rid of all that clutter with this easy-to-make D.I.Y. shoe rack. The simple design works well in a kid’s bedroom or as part of a walk-in-wardrobe.

What You’ll Need:



  • 40mm screws
  • 2 x Pine planks 1800mm x 18mm x 285mm
  • Supports 190mm x 275mm x 30mm
how-to-build-shoe-rack_296x296 how-to-build-shoe-rack_296x296

Step 1: Measure

The size of the shoe rack you make depends on the size of your shoe collection. Before you start cutting timber, spread your shoes out on the plank and mark where you want to position the supports.

diy-shoe-rack_296x296 diy-shoe-rack_296x296

Step 2: Cut

When you’ve marked out the number of supports you need, take your handsaw and cut out the supports as many as required.

Handy Hint:
A successful project is all in the planning, so it’s a good idea to draw up how you want the finished rack to look on paper first.

diy-shoe-storage_296x296 diy-shoe-storage_296x296

Step 3: Position

You can make your shoe rack structure stronger by staggering the supports in a “brickwork” formation as pictured.

how-to-make-shoe-storage_296x296 how-to-make-shoe-storage_296x296

Step 4: Attach

When you've marked out where the supports need to go, line them up on your plank and pre-drill 3 holes for your screws - one at the corners of the supports and one in the centre. Then screw the supports in place.

how-to-build-shoe-storage_296x296 how-to-build-shoe-storage_296x296

Step 5: Finish

When the shelves supports are securely in place, screw the two shelves together at the supports. When you’re done you can either stain or paint the rack to suit your wardrobe.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
Top of the content
Top of the content