DIY 2 Tier Hallway Shoe Rack

We love to host and have friends over but we have one rule...no shoes in our apartment! We live in NYC, we don't want that city dirt tracked into our apartment.

DIY 2 Tier Hallway Shoe Rack - Keep your shoes organized in your apartment with this easy homemade shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.  #homedecor #doityourself #shoerack #shoes #sneakers #storagesolutions #homeorganization #woodendowel #hallway #mudroom #messykids #pipefittings #copperpipes #mudroom #entryway

We've always alined our shoes on the floor by the door but it was time for an upgrade! We built an easy 2 tiered shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.

DIY 2 Tier Hallway Shoe Rack - Keep your shoes organized in your apartment with this easy homemade shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.  #homedecor #doityourself #shoerack #shoes #sneakers #storagesolutions #homeorganization #woodendowel #hallway #mudroom #messykids #pipefittings #copperpipes #mudroom #entryway

It's a simple process and can easily be made into any size to fit your space.

First we stained and polyurethaned five 4' x 7/8'' dowels.

Once dry, we then cut them down into pieces: 

8 - 3"

4 - 6"

4 - 7"

4 - 3'

DIY 2 Tier Hallway Shoe Rack - Keep your shoes organized in your apartment with this easy homemade shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.  #homedecor #doityourself #shoerack #shoes #sneakers #storagesolutions #homeorganization #woodendowel #hallway #mudroom #messykids #pipefittings #copperpipes #mudroom #entryway

We attached all the dowels together with 3/4’’ copper pipe fittings, we needed:

8 x T fittings 

8 x 90˚ elbow fittings

DIY 2 Tier Hallway Shoe Rack - Keep your shoes organized in your apartment with this easy homemade shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.  #homedecor #doityourself #shoerack #shoes #sneakers #storagesolutions #homeorganization #woodendowel #hallway #mudroom #messykids #pipefittings #copperpipes #mudroom #entryway

We built the sides first, then added the four long center dowels.

Once built we added glue in the pipe fittings to keep it nice and study. 

DIY 2 Tier Hallway Shoe Rack - Keep your shoes organized in your apartment with this easy homemade shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.  #homedecor #doityourself #shoerack #shoes #sneakers #storagesolutions #homeorganization #woodendowel #hallway #mudroom #messykids #pipefittings #copperpipes #mudroom #entryway

Don't forget to wear cute socks when you come visit!