DIY Crate Boot and Shoe Rack

DIY Crate Boot and Shoe Rack

Mud rooms always need an easy way to store all those clothes and boots in an organized fashion. They are also called a mud room for a reason because they are the dirtiest the most prone to becoming disorganized. But never get disorganized again with this DIY Crate Boot and Shoe Rack which will keep all your boots and shoes in check.

Here is what you need to create this project:
– Crates: they can easily be found at vintage shops, yard sales, etc.
– Metal Brackets – you need enough brackets to connect each crate to the others it touches.
– Large Metal Bracket – this will run along the bottom to hold it all together and give stronger support.
– Casters – depending on the size, anywhere from 4 – 6 casters. The casters make it easy to move out of the way to clean the inevitable mess that will grow around it.
– Drill
– Small Screws – you want to make sure not to go deeper than the wood thickness.

STEP 1:
Determine the configuration of your crates that fits your space best. Try different sizes and orientations of the crates. We only stacked two crates high, if you go higher, you might want to secure it to the wall for safety.
STEP 2:
Drill a pilot hole and then use the small screws and metal brackets to attach the crates to each other for stability.
STEP 3:
Drill pilot holes and screws to attach the long metal bracket across the bottom.
STEP 4:
Drill pilot holes and screws to attach the casters. I chose to also add them at the center so that it would not sag.
STEP 5:
When it was all pulled together, we added some screws inside the crates (towards the front) to attach to the crate next to it. This gave additional stability to the unit.
And that is it!

We also chose to attach the beverage crate at the top to hold gloves, sunglasses, etc. Most of the hats and gloves are in the bins on the other side of the room, but there is space for a quick grab or the wet stuff.

If you had a little more room, it would also work great to add some baskets, hooks and even clothes pins to store hats and gloves as well.

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