Easy Boot Drying Tray

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1 Hour
Winter is coming and it is hard to keep the entry way floors clean between rain, snow, and mud...but I have a solution. I used a large plastic tray and scrap wood to make a drying tray for our shoes and boots.
The overall plan was to make a frame to hold the tray for stability and have a wooden insert to allow shoes to dry and drain into the tray.

The first thing we did is measure and cut all of our pieces of wood to length so all we had to do was assemble them.
I started by assembling the frame using  DAP's Rapid Fuse wood glue and a brad nailer.
I laid out the wooden slat insert for the tray and used a scrap piece of vinyl floor as a spacer. I initially used a nail, but I needed a little more space in between the slats for them be evenly spaced out. I used a brad nailer to attach the slats to pieces on either end, so it can easily be lifted out of the tray. 
 I grabbed a gray sample from my paint stash for the frame. I used polyurethane for the wooden insert because I thought it would hold up well to dirty shoes.
Once all the pieces were dry, I attached the tray to the frame with screws on each side and dropped the wooden insert in the tray.
Now we have a place to put wet or muddy shoes to dry, instead of on the floor and it easily holds 2-3 pair of shoes/boots!
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