No More Shoes Littering the Entry!

Lori Johansen
by Lori Johansen
Our north Georgia mountain cabin has no entry hall, so shoes and boots tend to pile up at the door. After some thought, I came up with a rustic storage piece that fits right into the decor. Made from 100% pallet wood, pipe and flanges (black iron), it keeps everything nice and neat!
Pallet wood and iron flanges and pipe shoe ra
I made the width approximately 12" in depth, to accommodate all sizes of shoes (well, except if an NBA star came for a visit I suppose) and chose 1" trim pieces to keep shoes in place.
I purchased 8" tall black iron pipe from an Internet source (they DO have them at Lowe's and Home Depot, but for about double the price) and flanges. The flanges were attached by screws, pipes screwed into place, etc...very easy assemble.
Here's the hubster mounting the pipes and flanges.
All sanded and ready for the Poly!
To finish (wanted to match the pine in the house), I used a natural satin finish Poly. This is a HEAVY piece, so it stays in place in the high traffic area it sits.
Another project done!
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  • Kim Kim on Nov 15, 2015
    @Lori, if you wanted to add wheels, do one more bottom layer. If you wanted a cheaper option from flange, what could you use? I need to make this!

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Nov 16, 2015
    the pipes and flanges

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Nov 16, 2015
    What internet site did you get the pipes from ?

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  • K K on Nov 19, 2015
    That is just what I need, and if I don't want the natural look, I can always paint the whole thing. I have to make this for our back entryway. Thanks for sharing.

  • Greg Greg on Nov 18, 2018

    very nice idea, i'm spinning off a variant as I need to slope the shelves. thanks!