Gain more floor space and help declutter your home with this simple DIY project. In our laundry room, we don’t have much space but we have a dead corner that is too small for any other DIY project. We decided it would be a great place to build a PVC pipe shoe rack.
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For cost-efficiency we made ours 11” and my husband’s shoes fit perfectly in there and he is a size 10.5. We went to Home Depot with a pair of our biggest shoes to help us determine the size.
We felt a 6-inch PVC pipe was a good size and a great way to store all of our shoes. We ended up getting our 6” PVC pipe at Menard’s after seeing that our local Home Depot did not have the 6” in stock that day.
It ended up costing us around $75 to build the complete shoe rack, but we now have a custom storage solution that finally gives us more floor space.
Honestly, I thought this DIY project would have been cheaper, but we are still happy with our new shoe rack.
Concrete forming tubes may also be a good idea and a little cheaper with the same type of feel. Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive or Loctite pl 400
Spray Paint (we used a Hammered finish with primer built-in to help hide any imperfections) Determine the shape, size, the geometric pattern you want your shoe rack to be How to build a PVC shoe rack Step 1: Use a tape measure and a permeant marker to mark length.
Step 3: Use 80 grit sandpaper to clean up the pipe and edges at cuts.
Step 4: Clean PVC pipe with sponge and Dawn dish soap. Step 5: “Dry fit” pieces together to make sure you are happy with the shape and size of your shoe rack.
Step 6: Using construction adhesive (we used this Gorilla Glue) to put the pipe together. Step 7: You will need to prop or use clamps to keep it together while the adhesive is drying. Tip: use your finger to create clean lines on the parts where you may see the adhesive. Use a small razor blade to clean up any extra glue. ▢ 80 Grit Sandpaper Recommended Supplies ▢ Construction Adhesive ▢ Spray Paint finish and color of your choice Instructions Use a tape measure and a permeant marker to mark length.
“Dry fit” pieces together to make sure you are happy with the shape and size your shoe rack. Hammered spray paint will give a textured look and may hide imperfections.